Spiritual sight is the ability to see beyond the apparent or what is not seen.
It is seeing with the eyes of faith or as God sees. This of course has nothing to do with what we see with our natural eyes.
In Jeremiah 1 God spoke to Jeremiah and said to Him:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
God was able to see the Jeremiah in his matured and functional state even before He was formed in his mother’s womb.
The script of our lives is first of all written in the spiritual realm – God knows all about it — before it begins to play in the natural realm.
Our ability to log on to that spiritual reality (the future) requires the activation of spiritual sight – seeing by faith what has not yet come to pass.
That is why scripture says that “the just shall live by faith.”
The road to destiny is littered with wasted lives, wasted years and wasted opportunities.
This is due to the fact that many were not able to see the will of God, ordained for them. They approach life from a carnal perspective of only what they were able to see with their natural eyes. They neglect to see what God wants for them through the eyes of faith.
No wonder Paul prays for the Ephesians:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints (Ephesians 1:18)
This simply implies that we can be blind and not be aware.
This is demonstrated very well by the 12 spies that were sent by Moses to go and spy out the promised land (Canaan) as we read in Numbers 13:17-33 and Numbers 14:1-9.
These were leaders of the people and hence looked like they had capacity to perceive spiritual reality because of the journey that the children of Israel had already taken, which was one of faith in God’s direction and supply.
The report of the 12 spies was:
Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there (Numbers 13:28)
And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:32-33)
They brought a carnal report based on physical sight rather than SPIRITUAL SIGHT - Faith:
Faith comes by hearing the pure Word of God
We only receive from God as far as we can see by faith. God doesn’t give us more light than the faith that he gives to see the distance.
We see a good example in this encounter of between Abraham and God.
Spiritual sight opens up the world of possibilities.
And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. (Genesis 13:41-15)
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” (Numbers 13:30)
Our spiritual sight is deactivated when we listen to a heap of lies instead of listening to spiritual truth.
Spiritual sight believes God for the future and steps into that future.
Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (Numbers 14:9)
May God help us never to forget what He is able to do. We’ll see by faith when we remember what God has been able to do for us in the past.
This way no situation will be able to intimidate us.
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