Only A Blind Man Can See Christ

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By Deryl S. Lampkin

As human beings, we have a tendency to judge things according to what we see with our physical eyes. We determine who we are and who others are by what we see. We believe that the circumstances that surrounds our situation dictates and defines the reality of who we are.

We are who God says we are and we have what God says we have. But our circumstances and what others and we see with our physical eyes tells us something different from what God has declared about us. Though we believe what God said is the truth, what we see with our eyes is what we have the tendency to believe and respond to.

For example: We often quote that God said, “We are the head and not the tail”. The head leads and the tail follows.  Yet, many believers do not operate as leaders but rather as followers. We also say and believe on an intellectual level, that “we can do all things through Christ…” yet our circumstances tell us different and we have the tendency to again believe our lying eyes.

Deu 28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]:

Our eyes and ears have the tendency to get in the way of us seeing what God sees and hearing what God has said and is saying. And because we see our circumstances and listen to the voice of human reasoning, it also negatively impacts our thinking and the words that come out of our mouth, which is a reflection of what’s in our heart.

Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Religion also is a main factor in keeping people from seeing and hearing God. The Pharisees and religious leaders were well noted for having physical sight but being spiritually blind. They were able to see Jesus with their physical eyes but they were too blind to see that He was indeed the promised messiah.

So here is the deal.

2Cr 5:14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

2Cr 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

2Cr 5:16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

2Cr 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!`

So we being new creations is what God has declared us to be. That is how God sees each of us who are in Christ and that is how we should see one another and ourselves. But if we look at what our lying eyes see, we will judge one another according to what we see, resulting in us saying something different from what God said.

God said that we are to love one another and do not judge one another. In the eyes of God, we are the physical expressed image of Christ. He said He dwells in us by way of the Holy Spirit. Therefore if God sees us as His sons and daughters, as the body of Christ, as the temple of the Holy Ghost, then it is a dangerous thing to criticize those who He has accepted as such. Who dares to call unholy what God has called Holy or unclean what God has called clean.

Therefore, judge nothing after the outward appearance and judge nothing before the time. The Apostle Paul after the outward appearance could have been judged and written off as an evil devil. But God in His tender mercy saw fit to take the man that was on a relentless mission to destroy believers and followers of Christ and make him the chief Apostle of these same followers he sought to destroy. God had to take away his physical sight in order that Paul could see who Christ really was.

Therefore I say, except a believer become blind to the things that are seen with the physical eyes, he will have great difficulties seeing the things unseen and the things that he really needs to see.

2Cr 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

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