By Marni Montanez
Living Bible (TLB)
39. Then Jesus told him, “I have come into the world to give sight to those who are spiritually blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”
The point of view that is more important and most relevant than any other is God’s point of view. He is our Creator and He designed us to live according to His perfect will. The Bible says that God is Spirit so, this means that our intimate connection with God is in the Spirit. In this verse Jesus is referring to spiritual blindness and spiritual sight.
We are a spirit that is housed in a body and we have a soul which is our mind, will and emotions. Each of these parts interconnect and affect one another.
When our soul is hindered by unhealed wounds, our spirit-man fails to manifest the power that we are allowed to access.
These soul wounds cause limitations in our Christian walk. Fear, hatred and forgiveness are some of the things that block us from having victory. When we harbor these kinds of feelings and emotions they become toxins in our soul and spirit. This makes us vulnerable and weak and the enemy uses this point of entry to deceive us. The devil embodies deception just as God embodies truth.
The blindness that God is concerned most about is spiritual blindness. This kind of blindness hinders us from seeing what is truly important.
When we are healed of spiritual blindness the fog of uncertainty lifts and we are better able to see the strategies of the enemy and avoid the trappings he sets. It is then that we can look down the road of our journey and see with eyes of hope, instead of eyes of fear confident that whatever trouble comes, we are strong enough in the Lord to see it and overcome.
Challenge: There is a spiritual blindness or blind spot in each one of us. We have to ask God to show us these areas and ask Him to heal the part of our soul that has been wounded.
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.