Many times when the scriptures speak about eyes we lose it’s import because our minds imagine our physical eyes instead of our “spiritual eyes”. When Jesus spoke about eyes in His teachings He referred to our spiritual eyes not our physical eyes.Our eyes in scripture means our spiritual eyes which may also be referred to as our regenerated spirit(eternal spirit)heart, inner man or spirit man.This is our spiritual organ with which we must commune and communicate with God.Our mortal flesh or mind is not spiritual and so has no capacity to communicate with an immortal God. 1 Corinthians 2:14 states: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”When one loses his spiritual sight he becomes spiritually blind thereby losing a vital part of his spirituality.
Scriptures states in Ephesians 1:18 “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” We are able to discern situations in life when the eyes of our understanding is enlightened or illuminated by God’s Holy Spirit through His Word.Spiritual sight may come also through dreams and divine visions but the primary way we connect with God through spiritual sight is through God’s Word and Holy Spirit.Whatever the physical eyes can see,the spiritual eyes can see much more in heightened detail,depth and breath.Without spiritual sight we cannot take what is freely given to us by God. Every good spiritual sight must line up with God’s Holy Word. 1 Corinthians 2:10 states: “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
According to the American Foundation for the blind”The human eye can be compared to a camera which gathers, focuses, and transmits light through a lens to create an image of the environment. In a camera, the image is created on film; in the eye, the image is created on the retina, a thin layer of light sensitive cells at the back of the eye. The lens of the eye bends, or refracts, light that enters the eye.The cornea, which is a clear, transparent covering in the front portion of the eye also contributes to focusing light on the retina. Nerve fibers extending back from the retina’s nerve cells come together behind the retina to form the optic nerve, a “cable” of nerve fibers connecting the eye with the brain.The optic nerve transmits messages about what we see from the eye to the brain. Like a camera, the human eye controls the amount of light that enters the eye through the lens under various lighting conditions.
Simply put,the eyes are organs of sight,they allow one see objects and without them one is said to be blind,in darkness!The amount of light one perceives is dependent on the amount of light transmitted to one’s eyes by the brain.In essence without the brain transmitting light to the eyes through the optic nerve one cannot see!
Losing Spiritual Sight
When the sense of sight is lost it is a very sorrowful and devastating experience.The loss of spiritual sight is much more serious than the loss of physical sight.In the physical when one loses his sight,he cannot see,he must be led everywhere so he does not fall into pits or bump into things and injure himself the more.This is the same way one must be led if he loses his spiritual sight.He lives in a dark world at the mercy of the enemy-satan! He stumbles here and there making bad choices and decisions at will and ends up on the wrong side of destiny.
Losing spiritual sight is a serious condition in a believer of Jesus Christ.Why,because your spiritual sight provides you with light in the darkness.Spiritual sight is provided to your spirit by the illumination of the Holy Spirit through revelation of God’s Word.Primarily every believer has spiritual eyesight,but like physical eyesight that must receive light impulses from the brain,the spiritual eyes must be illuminated by the Holy Spirit without which he is blind.In other words,the Holy Spirit is the light of every divine spiritual sight.Illumination means enlightenment which comes by the Holy Ghost alone.Every believer must strive to have his spiritual eyes illuminated in order to apprehend the things of God. Many factors may blind our spiritual eyesight from being illuminated so that we don’t “see” what God is saying.These may be sin, disobedience,pride,lusts of the flesh and so on.
Spiritual sight may come in many forms but the major avenue for spiritual sight is through God’s Holy Spirit by His Holy Word.We must not lose sight of the function of God’s Word in spiritual sight because it is the foundation on which we must all stand. Outside of God’s word this experience becomes satanic.This is why you must be born again by God’s Holy Spirit.This is the only way you have ability to “see correctly” according to God’s divine plan and purpose.Without God’s Word and Holy Spirit in you the enemy may give you false spiritual sight which is always counterfeit and against God’s plans.In Genesis 13:14&15 God spoke to Abram regarding his inheritance.”And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever”.God is saying to you today,as much light,illumination and enlightenment you can “see” with your heart in His Word,He will deliver into your hands. Therefore your height in God depends on your depth in His Word though His Spirit of revelation.
Our spiritual eyes help us “see” what God is saying in His Word,what is happening in the spirit,and help us navigate issues of life for others and for ourselves.Just as your physical eyes cannot see without your brain transmitting light to it,that’s the same way your spirit cannot receive light without the Holy Sprit transmitting light to it! The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.He reveals divine secrets and lightens up dark places so you can see! Ephesians 1:17 states: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: When you receive wisdom and revelation,you become empowered to dominate your world and walk according to God’s master plan for your life. Ephesians 3:16-19 states:”That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
While speaking about eyes,it would not be out of place to mention spiritual ears as well.Spiritual ears and eyes function the same way. Spiritual ears help us hear God’s Word without which we are deaf to divine truths!When you hear the Word of God You “hear”with your spirit man,not your physical ears.This is the only way you can understand and apprehend scriptures!Your spiritual ears may also be plugged up when you are outside divine order.So in order for you to hear God speak you must let you heart be illuminated by God’s Holy Spirit though His Word.
Romans 10:17 states:”So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”It took me years to internalize this scripture because I did not understand that I should hear scriptures with my heart and not my physical ears. I came to realize that my physical ears had no capacity or ability to hear God’s Word because they were not built that way. Only my regenerated sprit man,inner man or heart could understand what the Spirit of God was saying at every given point in time because only spiritual can communicate with spiritual.The moment I understood this principle my whole take on hearing was changed for ever. I pray that you see and hear scriptures with your spirit today.
The next time you come across eyes and ears in scripture, replace them with the words,spirit man,inner man,heart or spirit and by God’s Holy Spirit you will understand what it means for you.May you never lose your spiritual eyes and ears and may the eyes of your spirit be illuminated to receive this teaching in Jesus Name.Amen.