Eyes to See
As servants of Almighty God we must recognize the following if we want to see the powerful manifestation of the Holy Spirit:
1.- There is no time for selfishness, arrogance, pride, vanity, wrong ambition, self-promotion, ignorance, greed.
2.- It is time for the brokenness of hearth, It is time for the abandonment in the Lord, repentance, consecration, dedication.
3.- If we see ourselves as a vessel, we must cleanse ourselves, if we see ourselves as an instrument we should be in tune with the Holy Spirit, if we see ourselves as weapons of war, we must be prepared for battle.
By doing this our spirit is ready to see and hear what the Holy Spirit says, and is ready to fight in the spiritual realm.
Let’s read the following scriptures:
2 Kings 6:8-18
8 Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place.” 9 And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” 10 Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice.
11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?”
12 And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”
13 So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him.”
And it was told him, saying, “Surely he is in Dothan.”
14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
Elisha’s servant cried in despair “Alas”
1.- He saw the Syrian army had surrounded the city, But Elisha said don’t be afraid we have them outnumbered, then He asked God to open the servant eyes, He then saw the chariots of fire ringing the mountain.
2.- How differently things look when your ayes are opened, looking at the physical, we are surrounded, we haven’t got a chance, looking at the spiritual, they are surrounded, they haven’t got a chance.
3.- Our mistake is looking only at the physical realm.
4.- If we are going to confront the enemy, let God open our eyes to see.