Matthew 6:22-23 The light of the body is the eye. Therefore, if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is unclear, your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
In the Bible, light represents what is good and Godly.
Jesus describes Himself as light In John 12:46-I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
In this text, Jesus describes the eye as a lamp which lights the entire body. Our eyes are the entrance to our hearts and minds, which is the door to our souls.
In other words, Jesus is saying that "clear eyes" has to do with spiritual sight and perspective. If are eyes are clear, we can benefit from God's Word in His Bible.
On the other hand where "unclear eyes" are concerned, Jesus is saying that "unclear eyes" has to do with spiritual blindness which causes the whole body to be full of darkness and devoid of God's truth found in HIs Bible.
Our eyes can be used to see that which is good or evil, that which benefits us or that which harms us. The behavior of either one will radiate from within US and then out. When it does, it can either help or hurt those who come in contact with us and we ourselves.
The truth of the matter is the fact that what we see and allow our eyes to linger on and what we perceive from what we see, affects who we are as a whole.
If our eyes are clear our whole person will be a light to the world and God will receive the glory out of our lives.
If our inner self, our heart, our conscience is darkened, oh how great and terrible is that darkness. You see, but yet, you do not see because you are spiritually blind.
Willful sin, doubt, unbelief and rejection of Jesus and His Gospel message are just a few of the reason as to why many people are walking in darkness today.
Darkened eyes leads to bad sight and bad perception. When we walk in darkness, we stumble, we can't find our way, we blame others or God for what is not right in our lives and on and on with a life of lies and deceit from satan who is the author of darkness.
What we see in light of the truth of God's Word and operate therein makes the difference in godliness and ungodliness, light and darkness.
When we walk in the light of God's word we can hear the Holy Spirit's instructions and follow HIs leading.
If you are saved, the "LIGHT" of Jesus should be shining in and through you and in all that you say and do for Jesus says "everyone (You and I who are saved) who believes in Him will not remain in darkness".
John 1:5-The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
The world (unsaved) live in darkness. They only see the here and now. Eat, drink and be merry. This is my life and I am gonna do as I please. I have only one life to live, so I am going to enjoy it now. There is no God, there is no hell, but there is a heaven I am going to when I die even though I do not believe there is a God.
I am not saying that we should not enjoy life, but what I am saying is there are just some things, people and circumstances that we should not be involved in or a part of if we claim to be walking in the light of Christ as one who belongs to Him.
There are just some things and some people that we have to swim against the current with. No one is worth your soul!!! When life is over on this side, our "SOUL" is all that will remain.
Those who choose to live in darkness are without excuse because the "LIGHT" has already come. Jesus is it!
This is what Jesus says in John 3:19-This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
If you are saved and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith, this is what Jesus says in John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jesus here is declaring that we who are saved have the light of life within us by faith through Him.
1 John 1:7- But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
If your eye's light is "unclear" you are spiritually blind and unalble to understand and or comprehend the things of God which are spiritual.
1 Corinthians 2:14-The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
1 john 1:6-8 If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus who cleanses us from all sin.
Spiritual sight or spiritual blindness? How are you operating your life?
Which path have you chosen to take concerning your soul? One of light that leads to the "Lighthouse" called Jesus or one of darkness with satan as it's leader who only leads to the eternal path of death and separation from God?
The Bible tells us that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. His goals is to make people think they are walking in the light when in fact it's the darkness of false light.
2 Corinthians 11:14-for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
His intention is to blind us to truth, corrupt our minds and gain access to our hearts by what we see.
The devil is good at parading all manner of evil before us and when He does, the light of Christ is hidden from us.
If we truly want to be filled with the "Light of Christ", we have to turn from sin and repent and ask God to forgive and cleanse us and open our spiritual eyes.
Then we must commit to being careful where we allow our eyes to go. We MUST guard our hearts and souls by guarding our eyes.
People of God, we must daily continue to fight against the darkness of this world that comes to us on a daily basis in the name of peer pressure, go along to get along, friends, family, coworkers, elite crowds, etc.
Jesus did not go along to get along. He went against the current every time darkness attempted to present itself to Him. Be it with the religious leaders, doubters, demons, everyday people, Pharisees, etc. He stood His ground in who He was and what His mission was, even against satan after spending 40 days in the wilderness and in the garden of Gethsemane.
We who claim to walk in the light have to stand our grounds against darkness in any form that attempts to make itself appears as light. If you are not true to anyone else, be true to yourself!
Spiritual light or spiritual blindness? Clear or unclear vision? Which have you chosen to operate in? You do know that you have a choice, right?
Thank you Lord for bringing me out of darkness into your marvelous light.
Thank you for giving me a heart and mind to want to continue to walk in in your light with "clear eyes" by the leading of your Word and Your Holy Spirit.
God is light and He who claims to know and love God walk in the "CLEAR" light of His word.
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