Open Your Eyes and Ears

For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Matthew 13:15-16

It’s amazing when you think about all the miracles Jesus had performed and prophecies he fulfilled right in front of people, and yet many still did not believe.  That’s why humility comes wisdom.

As people we become proud and set in our ways. God could be talking to us at this very moment, but we are too busy, distracted, or plainly just not interested in hearing or seeing.

For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. Matthew 17

Could you imagine living during the days of Jesus, actually seeing him heal the sick, speaking the Word of God with authority?

The disciples had seen many miracles and heard many parables, but yet all of them still doubted who Jesus was. What’s it going to take for you to truly hear and see the Power of God?

This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. Matthew 13:13

This is why Jesus spoke in parables, so people could relate to God in there every days life. This is common nowadays also as many try to teach the Word of God being relatable to your current life.

But why do you force God to water down his gospel so you will accept it? All of us probably in our lifetimes have experienced our own miracle that we can’t explain, only God could have performed. So why can’t we have faith? Why don’t you hear and see God?

He said, “Go and tell this people: “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Isaiah 6:9-10

Jesus had fulfilled this prophecy, until people open there hearts with love, they will never understand God. Just as Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God with all our hearts and love each other as Christ has loved us.

Stop hardening your heart, open your eyes and see, open your ears and hear.  Jesus is the Messiah and has saved the world. Follow him in Jesus Name Amen

12 thoughts on “Open Your Eyes and Ears

  1. bwcarey

    we are living in a time of great revelations, as you rightly put, you need to have faith in order to be healed. i have a picture on my blog, three from the sky, the man from the clouds, take a look and pass it on, blessings

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  2. The True Light!

    A sign…always they asked for “a sign.” What more could they want? Jesus’ entire ministry was a sign, and His position as the Messiah was foretold long before His birth. Hard hearts and blind eyes have no ability to see the obvious…

    ~Steve

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    1. Prodigal Daughter

      The simplicity of it all is unsettling and intimidating to some. Our human nature is to over perform, over compensate and overthink; so much so that when presented with simple truths, they are suspicious and don’t know what to do with it.

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      1. The True Light!

        So well stated! That’s so true of most every one of us. We want to think, perform, compensate…it’s the mindset of the world!

        But the way of those who follow God in Christ don’t think as the world does when it comes to our spirituality. God is not man…He has already done all the performance, planning, and such.

        And it is perfect…flawless. That’s another thing we humans tend to worry about…

        We, have a “worldly nature” all around us, and find it difficult to buy into the idea of “letting go, and letting God. ”

        But by spiritual nature, we are children to the Lord. As such, we bring an almost child-like innocence into our walk with the Lord.

        We develop faith, trust, and hope…and we have His guarantee that He will reward those who can achieve such a mindset and overcome the world ways.

        It isn’t easy at first, but as we study His word and learn His trustworthy ways. He gives us strength and discipline which the non-believer can’t understand. He becomes our “Rock” in life, and to follow Him becomes second nature.

        It is, however, a lifetime process…we need to mature in faith a bit at a time.

        Hope this helps you some!

        ~Steve

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  3. Prodigal Daughter

    It is scary to think of the consequences of having a hardened heart. Pharaoh was one good example, and many more in the bible. People who refused to believe despite seeing. God loves us too much that a hardened heart can be softened, but the process is always tough, but the end result is always good. Let those with ears, hear. Good day to you:)

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