Week 20 

Week 20 What Defies Earthly Eyes

Mt 13:13; Is 6:1-10  & Psalm 46

Matthew 13:11-17
Jesus replied, “Because the knowledge of the SECRETS of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables: 
Though SEEING, they do not see; though HEARING, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah (6:1-10) 

‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; 
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. 
For this people’s heart has become calloused; 
they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. 
Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts 
and turn, and I would heal them.’ 

But blessed are your eyes because they SEE, and your ears because they HEAR

What am I supposed to hear? What am I supposed to see? Hear and perceive that the mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven is in our midst.

I cannot focus on the Kingdom and it’s Truth and focus on the things of this world. The things I place my identity in reveal the kingdom I hold dearest.

Through our re-birth, we, the once-blind, have been given the ability to perceive with the eyes of our hearts. The once-deaf hear and comprehend. 

Though circumstances look bleak, as I become still and focus on the Lord, I will not be anxious or afraid of what my eyes see. There is another reality full of safety, peace and rest, the reality in which God is with me even now.

Psalm 46
God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken and slip into the heart of the seas, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its roaring, there is no need to worry. I will instead be still and SEE with understanding that He is God. He will be exalted among the nations! He will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with me now; The God of Jacob is our stronghold [our refuge, our high tower]. Selah.

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