Our Obedience Removes Our Spiritual Blindness
Our ability to see, to hear, and to understand what God has for us depends on the depth of our obedience to Him. God caused the Israelites to be spiritually blind and deaf because of their disobedience (Deuteronomy 29:4). When they were about to enter into the promised land, into a whole new day, Joshua said to them, “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.” (Joshua 24:15). From that point on, their covenant with God was their individual choice about who they would serve: God or other gods. The Lord is speaking this same Word to us! Each one of us must choose this day whom we will serve, for when we come to Christ, we cannot serve two masters.
In this new day, the only thing that will make a difference in our personal walk with God is our obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. To the degree that we are obedient, we will be able to see, hear, and understand what God has for us. Anytime we are under the dominion of other gods, we are spiritually blind and deaf, unable to see and understand Him.
The Lord said: “Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed.” (Isaiah 6:10). Today, we choose a greater obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. In our obedience, our spiritual eyes will be opened and we will hear His Word. We will turn to Him, please Him, and be healed, and we will possess the Kingdom He has for us.
This message titled “Our Obedience Removes Our Spiritual Blindness” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available at Living Word Publications.