The Eyes Must Be Opened

2017-02-10T00:01:24+00:00 By |Infinite Supply|

February 10

“There was an army, surrounding the city
with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, ‘Alas, my master!
What shall we do?’ So he answered, ‘Do not fear, for those who are
with us are more than those who are with them.’ 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.”
2 KINGS 6:15-17

When the servant’s eyes were opened, he saw what Elisha saw. When Elisha said, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them” it must have sounded like lunacy. It cannot be understood with words alone: the eyes must be opened. If words were enough then Elisha would not have prayed for the eyes to be opened.

We should spend less time trying to understand “words” and more time praying for God to open our eyes. When our eyes are opened, then the words will make sense. Until then, words are like hieroglyphics – we know there is something significant there, but we cannot understand what it means.

Source: “The Strength of Seeing” by Chip Brogden

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CHIP BROGDEN is a best-selling author, teacher, and former pastor who shares "real, simple, truth" about a Christ-centered faith that is based on relationship, not religion. Learn more »

10 Comments

  1. Susan February 10, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Thank you. Amen Amen. I think most of the church has unfortunately been able to operate without God and walk just by information and not revelation. I know more of me is waking up to SEE from the right place, my heart and the Spirit. Thanks for encouraging us for the more. God said I WILL build my church and the gate of hell will not prevail against it. Open the gates and let the King of Glory in.

    Lord Breath on Your word and write it on our hearts.

    Blessings,
    And Keep ringing that liberty bell!
    Susan

  2. Elena S. Pura February 14, 2012 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Everytime we read the Bible, we have to pray for revelation that we may get from what we have read. The Holy Spirit will be the one to give us.If we’ll rely on our own understanding, then we’re not in obedience to God because it’s said in His Word we don’t have to lean on our own but to trust in the Him with all our heart.Glory to God!

  3. MARGE HARTLEY February 10, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Oh, God open my eyes more.

  4. Pam February 10, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Father, may the eyes of my understanding be enlightened; that I may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

    I know the difference of just reading His word or when I pray for understanding and wisdom before I go into His word He honors that and the eyes of my understanding do open up and I will see things I did not see before.

    Father, open my eyes and open my heart to see the things that You would have me to see through You and not me. I was once blind but now I see. Your word is a treasure to me and I thank Youfor any illumination or revelation that You chose to give me.

  5. Leed February 12, 2013 at 11:48 am - Reply

    As the storm rages on
    as the waves crash over me
    as the heat intensifies

    I see through it all

    He becomes my sight
    I become lowly
    He becomes my path
    I become compliant

    I Love your work brother

  6. James Mal February 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Tragically, the Sunday Christians come to grab your throat because all they understand is the letter of the Word and they have nothing to Know of the Spirit of the Word. Who will open their eyes? the Church they go to, No. According to Dr. Carl Bates. If the Holy Spirit is taken up from within us today the 95% of the Churches will carry on doing what they are doing and would not see any difference.” Because there eyes are shut. Jesus said, I will build my Church and the power of Death shall not prevail against it.” Now where is that Church and what is the name of that Church. “The Church is all too often is a pool to fish in rather than a boat to fish from.” David Watson. David Watson was an anglican vicar.

  7. sherry February 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Praise be to God in all His glory, AMEN! How be it that our God and Master would not want to be worshipped with Spirit and Truth? The Spirit meaning of the Truth will set us free, yes free indeed!! As an overwhelming breath of Power consumed me at the reading of today’s scripture, is a surety that our spiritual eye’s must be opened, AMEN!! Lord, breath on me your Spiritual Truth that I may come to full knowledge of your Majesty and Holiness, Praise you Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, AMEN!!

  8. Lynne Clark February 10, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    So very true, amen

  9. Honora Deegan February 12, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I have 4 unconverted adult children. Each of them has a different spin on God, the world and their own being. Their eyes must be opened by Him. Jesus told Peter, “You are blessed, you understand the truth b/c My Father in heaven has revealed it to you”. I continue to pray for the unconverted, asking God to do a miracle in their mind.

  10. Sandrine February 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Thank you Chip,

    Wonderful extract of this important article “The strength of seeing”.

    It seems that I have not yet succeeded in practicing and still often tries, in vain, to explain things to others with many words… But circontances are about to cause me to be unable to explain… My entourage does not understand me any more… My relations expect from me a way of doing that I can no longer make or no longer want to do…

    And yes, I begin to ask God more (as soon as I can or think) to open my eyes and my understanding on certain things … the practice begins well I think… 🙂

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