Very often there is correlation between the natural and the spiritual. When is comes to sight or vision we know that there are reasons why people may have impaired vision. Likewise people may also may have spiritually impaired vision. In the gospel of John Jesus says that unless one is born again they can’t see or enter the kingdom of heaven.
Another reason a person may be spiritually blind even when they are born again is that they choose to walk in darkness or sin rather then confess the sin and walk in the light of God’s word. The remedy for spiritual blindness is to either receive what Jesus did for us on Calvary and be born again or confess our sin, repent and walk in the light.
There are a couple of other issues that can affect a person’s sight. A person may be near sighted so that the distance vision is out of focus. In the Spirit aspect, a person is near sighted when all they see the problems, challenges, offenses, fear and worried around them and can’t focus on the Good things wants to do in their life. They dwell on the immediate and allow fear to steal their future. Other people have far-sighted vision where the things near are out of focus. Individuals with this problem are always looking for the future success, the windfall prosperity, and fail to deal with the present very well. They are the dreamers, visionaries who don’t confront the present day issues or prepare for the future.
Just as there are natural means to correct impaired vision there are means to correct Spiritual vision. Next session we’ll discuss three way to begin the process of correcting spiritual vision.
Until then, Remember it is the truth you know and walk in that sets you free.
Pastor Carl Benton