SPIRITUAL MAKE BELIEVE "The Benefits of Being Blind In One Eye"
This teaching might seem a bit long but if you take the time to read it you will find it has the power to change your life. It will most definitely change the way you think if you put this understanding into practice.
One evening I was reading my bible and when I read Matthew Ch.18 vs. 9 it seemed the Holy Ghost just caused it to come alive and as he expounded on it I wrote down what I was able to understand. It was really an understanding that can take you from a place of defeat to the realm of victory.
Matthew 18 vs. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Below is how I saw this verse.
Matthew 18 vs. 9 And if "Thine Eye" offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better to "Enter Into Life" with "ONE EYE", rather than having TWO EYESTO BE CAST INTO HELL FIRE.
We are talking about the "Minds Eye" so to speak!
We are to see with the Eye of The Spirit: The Things That God -- Says We Are The Things That God -- Says About Our Circumstances The Things That God -- Says About Our Future The Things That God -- Says About Our Present
Viewing ourselves--our circumstances--our future or our present--by just our natural sight or reasoning--is "Our Second Eye" If This Eye Offends Us and It usually does in any area of our life that we don't see a Manifestation Of Victory-though "It Is Written" or Spoken Over Us or Revealed To Us.
"WE ARE TO CAST IT OUT" ( Now we are not talking about poking out our natural eyes but we are to deny their ability to cause us to deny the Word Of God which is TRUTH. ) Out five senses seenatural FACTS but greater than Facts is TRUTH.
To cast something usually takes a forceful action--it takes some effort--so--our instruction from the Word Of God is to -- DO IT. THE FAILURE TO DO IT--CAUSES US TO "BE CAST INTO HELL FIRE" That is not talking about after you die physically. It is talking about RIGHT NOW.
You See With "ONE EYE" the thoughts of God-The Promises of God-----AND---YOU ENTER INTO LIFE. That's what the bible says. Let God be true though every man be a liar! BUT We look at the unseen and call those things which be not (in the natural) as if they are. We speak the truth of God's word concerning our situation. That's what our good eye sees. It sees the promises of God. If we continue to only see and think with the good eye. Declaring the TRUTH it will manifest as it is God's Word of Truth and it has more power than natural facts.
If we keep looking at our circumstance with both eyes - the one eye (natural) that beholds the circumstance will distract the eye (spiritual) that sees the promise or the victory. The natural eye will offend you.
It will tell you that your God is a liar. It will tell you that God does not care. It will tell you that God does not see. It will tell you -- You have no victory. It will tell you -- You are Unrighteous. It will tell you -- You are Un Loved. It will tell you -- You are Unworthy. It will tell you -- That promise in God's Word is not for you.
The natural eye does not see things like God sees things. It doesn't see like Jesus sees. It doesn't see or acknowledge Christ In You. ----AND--- Because it doesn't those thoughts that it tells you are going to torment you Day and Night. That is the "Hell Fire" talked about in Matthew 18 vs. 9.
" BEING BLIND IN ONE EYE can be a good thing AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT BLIND IN THE EYE THAT BEHOLDS JESUS AND HIS PROMISES.
Matthew 18 vs. 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to "ENTER INTO LIFE" halt or maimed,rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into "Everlasting Fire".
That is another example of a often misunderstood saying of Jesus. We have been conditioned to believe it's talking about natural hands or feet. That could be to a degree--but--it is the deeper truth the Holy Spirit wants to reveal to the diciples of Jesus. Jesus taught the multitudes in parables--but--when they were alone he expounded (or explained) all things to his disciples. (Matt 13 vs 34 and Mark 4:34)
The multitudes today read the bible (The Word of God) but they do not see or understand what they read. They see through religious eyes and the eyes of tradition blind them to the truth that is hidden within the book. Those who "Seek The Master" and rely on "The Teacher" (The Holy Ghost) in their private time alone with him--the hidden things are revealed.
We've been taught that this verse is saying if your natural hand or foot is going to continually cause you to sin,it would be better to not have that hand or foot than to spend eternity in Hell. Examples preachers might use are excessive drinking or smoking or running around with riotous ungodly people. ------BUT----- The deeper truth is these are spiritual hands and spiritual feet. The hands are your words-simply put-one hand is your confession that agrees with God's Written Word and what he has revealed to you by the Holy Ghost.
The other hand is your confession that does not agree with God's Written Word or what he has revealed to you by the Holy Ghost. That hand needs to be cut off and cast from thee. Now the thought of cutting off ones hand seem rather desperate and it is-but-desperate people do desperate things.
God wants us to be desperate about walking in our inheritance purchased by the Blood of Jesus. He says if we cut off that offending hand--"WE ENTER INTO LIFE"
If we fail to cut off that offending hand--(That constant confession that calls God a Liar.) We are CAST INTO EVERLASTING FIRE. Not By God-but-By Our Own Words. Our VICTORY does not come and we are tormented in this Everlasting Fire Of Unbelief. We can escape this flame when we get desperate enough to cut off 'The Hand" that offends us.
A few examples that suggest our words are hands I'll list here just a few: Psalm 73 vs. 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and wash my hands in innocency. Psalm 18 vs. 20 The Lord rewardeth me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands. Psalm 102 vs. 25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the Earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. (In Genesis God said: and it was so)
Just look at the second example above! If that were natural clean hands then all we'd have to do is get a bar of LAVA SOAP or a bar of IVORY 99 44/100% pure hand soap. Then like the Pharisee's of old we'd be washing our hands often expecting to be rewarded. HOW STUPID IS THAT! The Pharisee's searched the scriptures but not the mind and heart of God within the scriptures. So it is today if we seek the heart of God-"The Teacher" the Holy Ghost will open to us the secret things of God.
YOU CAN REJOICE AS A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST.....BECAUSE....Matthew 13 vs. 11 and Luke 8 vs. 10 say:
"UNTO YOU IT IS GIVEN TO KNOW THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM"
Continuing Just A Bit Further
In Matthew 18 vs.8 consider lets consider the word feet or that foot that offends. That foot is our thoughts and imaginations that do not line up or agree with God's thoughts as expressed in his written word or revealed to us by his Holy Spirit. Here again just like the hand that offends--this foot needs to be cut off.
We cut it off and cast it from us by refusing to entertain thoughts and imaginations contrary to God's Word. To cut something off that seems to be a part of you hurts a bit and it's not the easiest thing to do because we have exercised our thoughts and imaginations based on what we can see-hear-taste-touch or smell. To cast something again requires effort---but--if we are willing to cut off this foot and cast it from us we will "ENTER INTO LIFE"--That's God's Kingdom Life.
It 's a Victorious-Overcoming Life-Full of our Inheritance In Christ Jesus-that brings Blessings to Us and Joy to Our Father. He rejoices as he see's us walking in truth.
Until we become desperate enough to cut off that offending foot -- that constantly calls God a liar--we are cast into Everlasting Fire--Not By God--but by the thoughts and imaginations that we entertain that are contrary to the truth of the Word and Spirit of God.
After reading this--when old thoughts and imaginations come to your mind remember it's just the Devil's way of saying: "LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU"
BE QUICK TO SAY--NO--I WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED BY THOSE THOUGHTS OR IMAGINATIONS--instead--THINK ON GOD'S WORDS-Make The Effort "ENTER INTO LIFE--GOD'S KIND OF LIFE"
Treasure in the Heavens--Deposits in the Hearts of Men-Will surely Pass the Test of Time--and Pay Big Dividends