Eyes to See and Ears to Hear

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18.

It is not the prayer that comes out of our mouth that saves us but the belief in our hearts.  God responds to the prayers of a heart who believes in His Son, not what comes out of our mouths.  Before Salvation, we did not have ears to hear or eyes to see but it was the Holy Spirit who drew us to the Lord and Jesus revealed Himself to us.  Once we have a heart that believes, we then have eyes to see and ears to hear the voice of the Lord, just as He has always heard and seen our hearts.   “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” John 10:14.

The condition of the heart will reveal the nature of the senses as carnal or spiritual.  A hardened heart will grow harder when pride is present and a softened heart will grow softer when humility is present.  “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.” John 25:29.  Our carnal senses will reject the things in which our spiritual senses would receive.  Light rejected will be taken away and given to one who has an abundance.

Discern before rejecting.  Is it our carnal eyes and ears that are rejecting the light given or is it our spiritual eyes and ears?  Does it line up with what the Word of God says?  “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” Romans 8:5.  In everything we see or hear, discern from where it came.  God ministers to the heart and hears the heart.  Our continued faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work , not methods of man (man made faith, righteousness, etc.) is the only way our spiritual eyes and ears remain open to the Holy Spirit.   – Donna Warren

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