John 5:19-21 – “Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.” NKJV
Throughout the biblical record, we find case after case where a person of God did exploits and in each example, we find a linking thread in those cases of SEEING then DOING. The idea presented by Jesus had been demonstrated in the Old Testament on numerous occasions and the emphasis of SPIRITUAL SIGHT cannot be overlooked. Jesus SAW what the Father was doing and DID what He saw. If Jesus is our example and through Him, we can do all things then we need to develop SPIRITUAL SIGHT and learn obedience in our doing.
We would do well to recall the words of our LORD in John 14:12, “…he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these will he do because I go to My Father.” If we are to follow the pattern of our LORD then we will ONLY do what we SEE Him doing and ONLY say what we HEAR Him saying. I won’t attempt to take the time to delve into a full discourse on either of those but suffice it to say that we must learn how to SEE with our spirits not just our natural eyes. We must learn to LOOK THROUGH circumstances rather than at them. We must learn to view life through the eyes of the Spirit of God not the eyes of flesh. It is as we learn to SEE spiritually can we DO the exploits that God has designed and desired of us.
When I think back to the Twelve Spies Joshua sent into the Canaan and the Ten coming back having seen the bounty and beauty of the land were still bound by their natural sight and could only see the problem through the eyes of flesh. Joshua and Caleb saw the same bounty and beauty but saw the problem as potential through the eyes of the Spirit or Faith. The Ten saw GIANTS and themselves as GRASSHOPPERS, the Two saw through the eyes of the Spirit and saw VICTORY! They all saw the Milk and Honey but the ten saw the PROBLEM and the two saw the PROVISION. Joshua and Israel chose to believe the TWO, not the TEN. Another indication that just because a majority wants something does not mean it is right or even desirable it just means they are a majority. We either see with Spiritual Sight or Natural Sight and that is determined by the condition of our heart and relationship with God. It is determined by our learned confidence in the Promises and Provisions of God and His Word.
Another example is seen in the life of Elisha, one of the most, if not the most powerful prophets of the Old Testament. He was a thorn in the side of opposing kings and armies and would hear in his spirit what they planned then report it to his king and thwart their efforts. This so disturbed the enemy kings they developed a plan to capture and eliminate Elisha. As the enemy armies surrounded Elisha’s position his servant was terrified and ran to Elisha with the report, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” Elisha was unmoved by the situation and said, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” The servant no doubt thought, “He has totally lost it now. Can’t he see this massive host arrayed against us?” Then Elisha prayed a unique prayer saying, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” God removed the spiritual blindness of the servant and he looked around and the mountain was filled with horses and chariots of fire. It did not become full it was full! They did not just show up as a result of Elisha’s prayer they were already there. Elisha could see them and had calm confidence because of what he could see.
If we learn to SEE what God sees we will be able to DO what God does and become the instruments He desires to use in this present world! Remember the words of 1 John 4:17, “…as He is, so are we in this world…” How is he? Where are we as He is? He is Victor and we are to be as He is HERE AND NOW not in the sweet bye and bye.
So, I pray that God would open your eyes that you could begin to see what He sees and then do what He does, says what He says and be what He is in this present world. God bless you as you go through this day!