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Praise Foundations

How Does Jesus Open Your Spiritual Eyes Through the Bible?

One of the most difficult things you will ever do on your journey of faith is fix your eyes on Jesus when you’re walking through the darkness, or searching for perspective in what you see and experience in the fallen world. All of humanity has a temporal, natural perspective of life, but God wants you to have a supernatural perspective so you can see things like He does.

The eternal perspective that God has of life versus the limited perspective you have will conflict in the worst of times- times when healing is desperately needed, times when you need direction, times when you’re in pain, or afraid, or feeling depressed, times when you cannot see how the Lord will work it out.

In 2 Corinthians 4:18 Paul wrote, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 

Where do you look for an invisible God?

You can’t look to anything natural. You must “keep your eyes on Him who is invisible.” (Hebrews 11:27)

You will be tempted to see life through natural eyes and through the lens of your experiences instead of through the eyes of faith. (Phil. 3:7-14; 2 Corinthians 5:7)

But the Spirit of Truth will give you spiritual discernment, spiritual eyesight, and bring you a greater awareness of spiritual realities. That is why you must learn to fix your eyes on Christ Jesus.

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How Does Jesus Open Your Spiritual Eyes Through the Bible?

Your perspective of things will never be accurate about things in the natural or in the spiritual realm if it doesn’t reflect God’s perspective, and to get His perspective, you need to be close enough to Him to see with the eyes of faith. 

In the New Testament Paul wrote that his prayer was that:

“…the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance among the saints,” (Ephesians 1:18, MEV)

In John 16:13, Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would “show you things yet to come.” With open eyes that are willing to see past natural things, the Lord can reveal to you who He is, who you are and what His plan is for your situation.

Jesus can only bring sight to a blind heart that is willing to see. 

~Alicia Purdy

Of course Jesus can make the blind man see, but the blind man asked for that miracle. In the same way, Jesus can only bring sight to a blind heart that is willing to see. 

When you are willing to let go of your natural sight and submit it to the Lord, He will cause you to see, hear, and know the works of God as you seek in His Word so you can fix your eyes on Jesus.

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What Does it Mean to Fix Your Eyes on Jesus?

Paul wrote, “…to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6) Having a deeper understanding in the spirit doesn’t just happen.

Spiritual blindness plagues everyone who lives under the sway of sin, but the people of God are made alive with the life of God and are given spiritual gifts by which they can navigate the darkness of the world. 

But if you want to see spiritual things, you need spiritual eyes. If you want think spiritual things, you need the spirit of wisdom from the Word of God. If you want to the Lord to open the eyes of your heart, you must give Him your heart so He can open it.

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Spiritual vision, spiritual perspective, a spiritual mindset and all the wondrous things of God that your Heavenly Father has provided you through His Holy Spirit are spiritual gifts given to His children – not just anyone. 

There isn’t “more” of God to be had – He gave you everything! But there is always more of you to give to Him. That is why you must go into the secret place– into His presence through worship- to give Him more of you.

In Christ, you will work out your salvation and learn what is a “right” or “wrong” perspective for your life according to God’s Word, but above it all an eternal perspective is what you need and that can only be revealed by the Lord.

It is easy to become ensnared by vain imaginings and evil forebodings, but in reality:

  • Only He knows what comes next.
  • Only He can see it all.
  • Only He understands how it all works out together.
  • Only He has the answers. 

It is through prayer, praise, and the principles and statues of God’s Word that you learn to fix your eyes on Jesus and as you become more spiritually-minded through Christ, He will open your spiritual eyes to see the things of the Spirit of God.

What You’ll See When You Fix Your Thoughts on Jesus

Hebrews 3:1 says, “Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.” (NIV)

You were born with a natural mind, made in the image of God, but that will only get you so far, especially when life gets hard. Have you ever noticed that even the body of Christ struggles with many of the same problems the unsaved world does? 

That is because transformation through sanctification, where you move from being naturally-minded to being spiritually-minded, is a life-long process. The only thing that can dispel spiritual darkness is the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, and He lives in you.

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Temptations come to everyone, but if you commit to a life of sacrifice in worship to the Lord, you will have a supernatural strength that enable you to “stand”. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

In Acts 26:18 Paul wrote that Jesus said the mission of believer was:

…”to open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” (Acts 26:18)

But if you are not convinced God is more powerful than death, able to do “exceedingly” above all you ask or think, or worthy of glory and praise, why would anyone else be?

Paul wrote that those with a natural mindset see everything with a veil over their heartsyet:

“When anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is removed… But we all, seeing the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces, as in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:14-15)

You need the mind of Christ if you want to see things like He does. As you learn to fix your thoughts on Jesus, you’ll also experience a transformation in how you think of things – your problems, the people in your life, your path and your plans, and everything else. Your mind will transform from its natural perspectives and reactions and experiences to spiritual perspectives as you are changed from “glory to glory.”

What You’ll See When You Fix the Words of Jesus in Your Heart

Plenty of people believe in the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, but not every believer truly fixes their eyes on Jesus to see the truth of God, because that desire for His perspective is a condition of the heart.

In the Old Testament the Lord said, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads,.” (Deuteronomy 11:18, NIV)

The best and most effective spiritual weapon you have to get your mind under control and change your heart from your own perspective to the Lord’s perspective is to worship according to God’s Word. 

The best and most effective spiritual weapon you have to get your mind under control and change your heart from your own perspective to the Lord’s perspective is to worship according to God’s Word. 

~Alicia Purdy

You’re going to face all kinds of situations in your life where you’ll need wisdom, direction and guidance, help, courage and more, and your physical eyes may see terrible, dark and painful things, so if your mind doesn’t have the perspective of the Lord, you’ll always struggle against your own natural tendencies when life gets hard.

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Psalm 119:11 says that the only way to stay apart from sin against God is to hide His Word in your heart. Praise is how you hide your soul away. (Psalm 91:1)

Of course He can cleanse your heart and mind, your thoughts and your desires, but only at your invitation. 

If you are truly being “changed from glory to glory” the desire for sin will become overwhelmed by the desire to be like Christ.

It is when you close off the world and enter into the Lord’s presence through worship, thanksgiving and praise that you will see the glory of the Lord and if you stay there long enough, you’ll be changed by it.

Through Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, it is possible to live a life fixed from pain of the past; fixed from the fear of the future; fixed from the trauma of negative words spoken against you; fixed from rejection; fixed from bitterness; fixed from unforgiveness; fixed from addiction; fixed from anger… FIXED – as you fix your eyes on Jesus.

Jesus had the perspective of peace in the storms. Jesus was crucified and His perspective was forgiveness. Jesus heard Lazarus was dead and His perspective was life. Jesus saw a prostitute and His perspective was redemption. Jesus saw the lame, sick and blind and His perspective was healing.

Every situation in your entire life can be lived from the perspective of Jesus Christ as you fix your eyes and your mind on Him, and fix His words in your heart.

Worship is God-centered because it is ministry to Him. Let everything else go in the moments of your praise. Lay it down to lift Him high.

“Fix” His Word in your heart and soul (the inward reminders) and “bind them as a sign on your hand” (the outward reminders) and minister to the Lord. Take the time to get His perspective of your life by getting into His presence and fixing your eyes, your thoughts and your mind on Him. 

There, He will refocus your natural perspective to His, perfect, supernatural one. That’s when you’ll truly see the victories Christ has paid for. 

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