God Wants To Open Your Eyes
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Question: Are you amazed by the makeup of the human eye?
Fact: The worst blindness is spiritual blindness.
“ Spiritual Blindness is not seeing the things of God.
Main Points For Today’s Message:
I. What Binds Us Spiritually.
A) Human reasoning. - L Luke 24:14,15
“Reasoned” means here to question and analyze.
Read: John 11:38-44; John 11:25; John 10: 17, 18
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
B) Human expectations. - L Luke 24:18-22
I Peter 2:24
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
1) Women saw the empty tomb. - L v. 22, 23
C) Human faith. - L Luke 24:21–24
2) Angels said Jesus was alive, - L v. 23
He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
3) Some disciples saw an empty tomb. - L v. 24; L John 20: 24-29
Question: Why was Cleopas and his friend’s eyes restrained?
Answer: They didn’t have believing faith.
II. What Let’s Us See Spiritually?
A) God’s conviction. - L v. 25, 26; L John 16: 7-9
B) God’s Word. - L v. 27
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, everyone, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
C) God’s presence. - L v. 29; L John 14:16-17, 26
III. The Divine Conclusion. - L v. 30-32
A) Jesus can satisfy our heart. - L v.32
B) Jesus can satisfy our home. - L v. 30, 31; L Luke 22:19
C) Jesus can seal our happiness. -L v. 33-35
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.
Question: When does God have our heart?
Answer: When we have a constant faith in Him.
Read Hebrews 11:6