By smearing dirt on the blind man's eyes, Jesus was able to heal him. Because Jesus healed the blind man on the Sabbath, the Pharisees accused Him of being a sinner and not from God. They questioned the blind guy, trying to find any flaws in his story. They were offended when the blind guy said, “I don't know if he is a sinner or not.” I do know one thing. I was deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deaf (James 9:25) The Pharisees were adamant in their refusal to believe that Jesus was from God, and the blind man knew only one thing: he had been healed by this guy. The blind man was then questioned if he believed in the Son of Man, as Jesus was widely referred as. The man replied that he did not know Him but wished to trust in Him. At that point, Jesus revealed to the blind man that He was the Son of God, who had done the miracle, and that He had come to provide sight to the blind.
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After healing a physically blind man, Jesus reveals that He has come to open the spiritually blind's eyes. He deduced that the Pharisees were spiritually blind, claiming to see but walking in darkness spiritually.
The Lord is pleading with you to awaken your spiritual eyes and ears today. He longs to open your eyes to know Him, just as he did for the blind guy. Paul prayed, “I pray that your heart's eyes may be enlightened.” (1:18 in Ephesians) Pray for your heart's eyes to be opened to see Christ and for your ears to be sensitive to His Word.
Open my heart's eyes to see things clearly. Allow me to hear and obey You by removing any locations of “spiritual blindness.”
How do I open my spiritual eyes?
Have you ever desired for a psychic ability? Some think you should only look between your eyes.
The chakras are said to be wheel-like energy centers that run through your body and influence your well-being and perception. The sixth chakra in the body is the third eye chakra, which is also known as Ajna.
The location of this chakra is reported to be at the center of your head, parallel to the middle of your brows. It's linked to perception, awareness, and spiritual communion, according to experts.
When the third eye chakra is open, it is said to bring wisdom and insight, as well as strengthen your spiritual connection.
While there is no scientific evidence to back up these assertions, the third eye chakra is revered in many traditions and societies.
Let's take a closer look at what the third eye is, what it can accomplish, and how to activate it.
What are spiritual ears?
Human ears can hear a wide range of sounds, but there is also a deeper level of hearing. This type of hearing is mentioned in the Bible. In fact, Jesus quotes several times. ESV Matthew 11:15 Let anyone who has ears to hear hear. Jesus was referring to spiritual hearing when he said this. Spiritual hearing aids are essential for spiritual comprehension. With spiritual ears, God's words are uttered and heard.
When God's messages are heard with spiritual ears, there is a willingness to embrace them.
His words are only words if you don't have spiritual ears. Let anyone who has ears to hear hear.
The ONE series continues. The One whom God sent to make us believe in…wishes to do anything to make you believe in Him. As stated in John 6:29, God desires to do something for you in order for you to believe in the one whom he has sent. This series, I believe the one who was sent will do something revolutionary for you. Having ears to hear denotes a teachable spirit willing to be coached and instructed to completely obey God. There are three advantages to completely following God…
Benefit #1: You are able to hear what He is saying.
Benefit #2: You are surrounded by hope.
Benefit #3: You become less, while he grows.
What is your spiritual vision?
Exodus 33 brought the scriptures of Moses to life. Jeremiah also promises that when we seek God, we will find him (Jeremiah 29:13), and this has shown to be true. The Bible doesn't say which aspects of God we should seek in particular; it just says that if we do, we shall find spiritual wealth. He arrived in the fullness of time. As the Lord had promised, his goodness came to me as a result of his gracious compassion. God knew I needed him now more than ever. He appeared to me as a caregiver and concerned friend, clothed in 1950s white physician's scrubs with a large smile and a warm, compassionate touch. “Is it you?” I inquired through tears when he arrived that day. He didn't say anything, but he came over and sat next to me the entire night. Since that day, he has frequently returned to me when I call out, “Come, Holy Spirit.”
You must understand, too, that I spent decades honing both my spiritual eye and my faith in God. For Christians, faith is more than just a set of beliefs. It's also a decision to accept the kind of faith that God wants us to have, one that is free of religious restrictions and taboo subjects. Because God is miraculous, he will seek to manifest himself outside of our theological framework. You will limit the Holy Spirit's activity if you desire your faith to be devoid of certain Holy Spirit gifts that make you uncomfortable (such as speaking in tongues, prophesy, immediate healing, and so on), since unbelief ruins the delicate doorway into spiritual sight.
Natural and spiritual eyes are the two types of eyes that humans have. Our spiritual eyes are commonly referred to as “my mind's eye” or “eyes of my heart.” Spiritual sight is similar to peripheral vision in that it is a form of visual twilight. It's not our imagination, wishful thinking, or psychic imagery that's causing the problem. Moses' burning bush exemplifies seeing with spiritual eyes: “The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed” (Exodus 3:2). With his normal eyes, Moses noticed a burning plant. His spiritual sight, on the other hand, peered deeper and saw that the bush was not burning at all. Spiritual sight is the ability to see but not see; or to perceive two things at once, both equally real but in distinct realms; both here and there (in a spiritual dimension.) It's as clear as mud, I know.
How do you become spiritually awakened?
Be aware of and deliberate about what you believe. Recognize the energy you're putting out into not simply your world, but the globe at large. Also, be truthful. Are your beliefs assisting you in your spiritual development? A spiritual awakening frequently necessitates the renunciation of long-held beliefs. But here's the thing about waking up: you have to realize you've been asleep first.
How can I hear the voice of God?
The most important thing is that we obey the Lord's voice, no matter what he says. If you're not sure or need further assurance, ask the Lord for it. However, if you hear and get clear direction from God, attempt to obey completely, trusting that God is directing you through the Holy Spirit. When we listen and obey, we feel at ease and secure.
What does the Bible say about our ears?
“The LORD has made both the listening ear and the seeing eye (Proverbs 20:12; ESV).”
The proverb is a basic premise, but one that is well worth remembering because it has various practical implications.
It is first and foremost a reminder of God's wisdom and goodness. Both the sight and the ear are engineering marvels that are extremely beneficial in practically every aspect of life when they are working properly. They enable us to better notice the world around us, to more thoroughly experience and enjoy the companionship of our fellow beings, and to present a plethora of opportunities to just enjoy God's creation.
It is possible to go through life without sight or hearing, as they are not the only senses with which God has endowed us, but they are so vital that they rightfully serve as a synecdoche (a part representing the whole) for all the myriad abilities and faculties God has endowed men with, the sum of which must compel us to declare, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully mad,” as the inspired Psalmist of old did.
The Proverb, however, is not just about the eyes and ears, but also about the hearing ear and the seeing eye. The concepts of learning and understanding, both characteristics of life and intellect, are strongly related in the Scriptures to the twin conceptions of hearing and seeing.
Idols are mocked because, despite the artist's artistic portrayals of ears and eyes, they are deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafen (cf. Deuteronomy 4:8; etc). God, on the other hand, can hear and see all that happens. “Hebrews 4:13; ESV) says, “No creation is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must make account.”
“Go, and say to this people: ‘Stay on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive,” God told the prophet Isaiah as part of his preaching commission. Make this people's hearts dull, their ears heavy, and their eyes blind, lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed (Isaiah 6:9-10; ESV).” “This is why I speak to them in parables,” Jesus remarked, referring to Isaiah's words, “for seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand (Matthew 13:13; ESV).”
Many people have eyes and ears, but they do not use them to learn what God is attempting to teach them. It's not that their ears don't work; rather, it's that they choose to disregard what God has actually said to them and refuse to acknowledge what God has shown them. Which is a shame, since the best thing we can do with what God has given us is use it in the way that God intended. Anything else is a waste of God's potential and gift. Worse still, when we use what God has created to perform actions that are against God's righteous will.
“Be careful little eyes what you see,” and “be careful tiny ears what you hear,” goes the refrain of a children's song. Not everything we feed our minds is healthy or beneficial. There are some things we should not do with our ears and sight because they are against God's will for us. “I have established a covenant with my eyes; how therefore could I gaze at a virgin?” righteous Job declared. What would be my inheritance from the Almighty on high, and what would be my part from God above? (Job 31:1-2; ESV) ” Job understood that abusing the gifts God had given him would be displeasing to God, so he cultivated self-control in order to be the man God made him to be. Using one's eyes for lust and one's ears merely to “hear” and listen to that which fills one's heart with unholy passions, wants, and ideas demonstrates a lack of thankfulness and appreciation for the One who created us.
The seeing eye and hearing ear were created by God, and it is only fitting that we worship Him by using them in a way that brings praise and honor to the giver.
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Why did God give us ears?
God made man in the purest, most flawless, and most ideal form possible. In his great wisdom, Allah (SWT), who declares this fact in Qur'an 95:4, has given man a just measure of all he requires to live a comfortable and stress-free life. Any purposeful endeavor by man to mistreat or misapply any part of his body would, without a doubt, result in a frustrated and unpleasant existence.
If God had given man three instead of five fingers, one instead of two hands or legs, and two instead of one head or stomach, the discomfort and restlessness of existence would be better understood. We have a responsibility to conserve the form in which man was created by using every physical function for the correct purpose(s) it was provided for in order to appreciate this particular favor and mercy of the Most Beneficent upon mankind.
If you ask a young man (or woman) what he uses his mouth for, he will most likely respond eating, despite the fact that he uses it to speak more than eat. He's unlikely to disclose the heinous things he does with his mouth, such as backbiting and lying. He can also fail to mention that he listens with his ears. In any event, the mouth and ears are organs that allow living animals, including humans, to communicate with one another.
The acquisition of language abilities, which are divided into four categories (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), is impossible without the mouth and ears performing their natural and basic communication functions. In the case of the ear, it is listening, whereas in the case of the mouth, it is speaking and reading. As a result, while the mouth is primarily concerned with the art of speaking, the ears are primarily preoccupied with the art of hearing.
As a Linguistics (and thus Language Education) student, I can state unequivocally that listening and speaking are two distinct language (or communication) skills, neither of which is less important than the other.
If this is true of human language, why did God give man one mouth instead of two because He gave him two ears; or why did God give man two ears instead of one because He only gave him one mouth? The focus of today's discussion is on finding a solution to this question.
Allah's wisdom in providing man two ears and only one mouth is that it encourages him (man) to speak less and listen more. We should listen twice as much as we speak, according to Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) would have given man two ears and two mouths if He (SWT) intended him to talk as much as he listens. Silence's particular virtue is further emphasized by speaking less and listening more. Many of us are unaware that when we are silent, we hide our flaws and hear the mistakes of others. It is preferable to remain silent if one has questions about one's own intelligence. In their silence, even the foolish and clueless have been called smart. Silence, in fact, rarely betrays anyone. Few men have ever regretted remaining silence on problems, but many have said things they wish they hadn't.
We are less likely to indulge in backbiting, rumor mongering, or lying when we speak less. Because Allah (SWT) does not accept the fasting of liars, avoiding dishonesty in our utterances helps to protect the integrity of our fast, whether it is Ramadan or Superogatory fast. When a man speaks less, his tendency to gossip decreases, protecting others from the dangers of his words. According to the Prophet (SAW), “A Muslim is one who protects other Muslims with his or her voice and hands.” Backbiting is one of the most heinous sins of the tongue, which is the organ of speech that controls all of the mouth's activities. In Qur'an 49:12, Allah (SWT) says “…nor gossip about each other behind each other's backs. Would any of you desire to devour his dead brother's flesh…?”
Silence, as lauded in the preceding paragraphs, should not be regarded as a flaw. It could only be so if the inability to make a decision becomes a symptom of fear. The explanations given above are just meant to stress that in some situations, saying nothing is preferable to speaking. Silence is a virtue, according to Ben Franklin (1706-1790). He was a founding father of the United States of America. He worked as a diplomat, a scientist, a politician, an inventor, a writer, and a mailman, among other things. He was the eighth son of Josiah Franklin, a soap manufacturer. When Ben Franklin suggested, he was inadvertently repeating the Prophet (SAW) when he said, “Avoid trivial discussion and speak only what would benefit others or yourself.” On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), both Imams Bukhari and Muslim recount that the Prophet (SAW) said, “Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day should either do good or remain mute…”
Nevertheless, “Speech is of Time,” they say, “but silence is of Eternity.” Let us know that in the world of communication, there is a place for silence. Let us only talk when it is absolutely necessary, not because we feel compelled to. According to Plato, “Wise men speak because they have something to say, whereas fools speak because they feel compelled to.” It is not uncommon for most people to learn more by staying silent than by speaking. Silence is a teacher in disguise for many smart men and women. May Allah (SWT) guide us to listen more than we say as husbands, wives, parents, children, leaders, followers, coworkers, and friends, amin.
What is the gift of vision?
People today are groaning for God's people to step forward, claim their rightful place in God's Kingdom, and step up to the plate. But how can someone achieve that if they don't even have a vision for their own life? Father God wants you to understand why you were born and what your true role is on this planet! For you, he has a destiny – a plan. I'm not sure how individuals exist outside of Christ's canopy when they are surrounded by hopelessness, uncertainty, moral decay, trauma, and dread. Just pay attention to the people in the post office or in the break room at work. There are a lot of people who don't have a clear vision for their lives and don't know how to get one. Others have a vision, but they are mired in a quagmire of confusion or past transgressions, unsure of what to do next. Then there are individuals who had a vision but gave up on it due to disappointment, failure, or discouragement.
So, how does a person regain their life's vision? Our life aren't some sort of divine experiment with a cruel God, but rather a Providence-directed mission to fulfill the precise reason you were born. God wants us to rediscover our passions and believe in our dreams. Your vision is waiting for you to take action! Let's take a closer look at this concept known as vision, which controls our own fate.
Ask yourself this question if you take a time to be quiet and take a fearless look at your life. Is your life a reflection of who you are and who you've always wanted to be? Are the folks who work next to you every day aware of the person you've always wanted to be? Maybe you feel like it takes everything you've got just to get through each day with your current responsibilities. Are you linked to the Source in such a way that you know exactly what you're supposed to be doing right now? Are there gifts and talents within you that you have yet to discover or have been dormant for a long time? What is your ambition? What is something you've always wanted to do? What do you believe God has called you to accomplish that you are currently not doing? Never give up on your ambitions! Vision is the ability to glimpse the future before it occurs.
God gave us vision so that we wouldn't have to rely solely on what we can see. Sometimes the terms vision and revelation are used interchangeably. To reveal means to reveal something that was always there but couldn't be seen from the outside.
Consider the following analogy. A spruce cone's destiny is to become a tree. You may see the tree within the seed if you have confidence. Because you recognize the seed's potential, you have a mental image of it. The same can be said of you and me. God created us for a reason, and it's already completed in God's eyes, because God sees us in the same way we see a spruce cone. He understands that He has given us the ability to see it through. Faith is the substance of what you aspire to achieve, the proof of what you can see when others can't. Your ideal is, in fact, your reality. Think about it! What do you notice about yourself?
I am convinced that if you don't have a vision, you will only rehash the past's disappointments and failures. As I counsel my clients, I occasionally see it. It's what we call “the comfortable.” Because it is all we have ever known, fear can lead us to embrace the same misery over and over again. As a result, vision is essential for breaking free from previous patterns.
Simply looking around will reveal that you are surrounded by people who are busy but not necessarily effective or satisfied. As a result, they spend their lives toiling away, following the same old patterns and never making any progress. Perhaps you have similar feelings about yourself.
Many people's dreams never come true because they can't make up their minds whether or not to pursue them. Long-term indecisiveness destroys one's vision and saps one's enthusiasm in life. People who can't make a decision are often the happiest people on the planet.
What is being spiritually blind?
“Being spiritually blind doesn't mean you can't see,” Sophia, ten, explains. “It denotes a lack of faith in God.” When Jesus restored sight to a man who had been blind since birth, it sparked a controversy among Jerusalem's religious leaders. On the Sabbath, Jesus purposefully and frequently healed.