The Message: Third Eye Blind

The Message: Third Eye Blind

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OVERVIEW

Memory Verse: I Samuel 16:7

Scripture Basis: Mark 4

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INTRODUCTION

Prayer for God’s anointing. Not my will. His will.

One favorite scripture of the “do not judge” movement is I Samuel 16:7. They use this scripture to say that all people are spiritually equal. This is not so. Even after one accepts Christ as Savior, there is work to be done. Spiritual growth is not happen-stance. It is a positive consequence of seeking God in a personal way. Cause and effect. I Samuel 16:7 is imparting to us that we should not assume by one’s outward appearance that he or she is counted among the just. But Jesus said, we would know them by their fruits (Mathew 7:20).

 

THE MESSAGE

THIRD EYE BLIND

The Third Eye

The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna (brow) chakra in certain Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. It is also spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye may alternately symbolize a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply-personal spiritual or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with visions, clairvoyance (which includes the ability to observe chakras and auras), precognition, and out-of-body experiences, and people who have allegedly developed the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers.

Wikipedia. The Free Encyclopedia. Third eye. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_eye. (04 October 2009).

With the natural eye in good working condition, one may see the facial features, vestments, etc. of another person. Now, consider the vision of the Holy Spirit. What does the third person in the Godhead Trinity see?

Heart Conditions

First, let’s make one thing very clear. There is equality in Christ for humanity – meaning that God is not a racist, or sexist, or any other form of unjust discriminator. However, to say that all people are spiritually equal is a lie from the father of lies. The reason all are not on the same spiritual plane is because of their heart condition. Sin is a heart condition. Faith is also a heart condition. These conditions can be judged – or examined.

The enemy is telling the body of faith that we should not – rather, we can not assess the heart condition of others because doing so is judging them. The ability to perceive the heart condition of man (or woman) is not judgment – it is a benefit of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling. If therefore, (IF) we have the indwelling Holy Spirit, we should be able to assess the heart condition. How? How does a doctor know where to begin narrowing the possible causes of your health condition? Symptoms. Likewise, spiritual heart conditions manifest in symptoms – these are called by God, fruits. There are both good and bad fruits.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matthew 7:18 KJV

By this you may understand that the reason the third-eye is blind – is due to a spiritual heart attack: orchestrated by the quack doctor evil himself – Satan. Why is it important to examine and heal (where needed) heart conditions? In the same way that a physical heart attack can damage the proper functioning of the natural body, negative, spiritual heart conditions such as jealousy and doubt can damage the spritual body.


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