It has been said that “seeing is believing.” “If no one saw it, it didn’t happen.” “I would not have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes.”
Eyesight is one of the most precious senses that we have. Most of the information that our brains process comes from what we see. We will remember what we have seen long after we have forgotten what we have heard. Proportionally speaking, our two eyes are relatively small compared to the rest of our body. Yet their contribution to our lives is substantial.
However, there is a third eye, which is far more valuable than the instruments that occupy the sockets just below our forehead. It is an eye that sees the invisible, believes the impossible and perceives that incredible. It is the eye of faith. And unfortunately, many of us are blind in our third eye. In 2 Kings 6:17 Elisha prays to the Lord in reference to his servant, “Open his eyes that he may see.”
One day Elisha’s servant steps outside and behold, an army has surrounded the city. The servant goes back and asks Elisha, “What shall we do?” Elisha says, “don’t fear because we have them out numbered.” Elisha knew about the power of God. His third eye was open to the presence of God.
While the servant is looking at the enemy surrounding the city, Elisha sees that the army of the Lord is surrounding the enemy. Elisha’s servant has good eyesight, but poor vision. He saw so well that it interfered with his spiritual vision.
We can spend so much time focusing on the enemy and looking at the opposition that we fail to see the army of the Lord. God has the hosts of heaven available to protect and serve His people. When you find yourself feeling outnumbered and defeated, pray “Lord, open my eyes that I may see!” Whenever you think that the enemy has you surrounded and outnumbered you, check your vision in your third eye
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