Tuesday’s Torch 599
August 4, 2020
Many blind received their sight during the Saviors mortal ministry. Some sat on the side of the road begging while still others were led to him in order to seek the blessing of sight. Jesus Christ physically blessed them that they would be able to see and it was done according to his words and their faith.
We all have had and still yet have more need of having our eyes opened by him. In Matthew 13:13-16 Christ described his teachings in parables thusly,
“Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.”
In these verses He is speaking about something greater even than our physical eyes and ears. As many people as he gave their physical sight back, he offers spiritual sight and hearing to all. The parables he shares were about knowledge that was common in those days, so some could see and hear those words and dismiss them as something common but only if they were not tuned in spiritually.
I have heard and shared that the scriptures are ofttimes written in spiritual code. As we are in tune with the spirit by living right and seeking diligently in the words with our hearts and minds open to receive guidance we are able to receive far more from a verse or collection of verses than just what is contained in the written word.
It is in this way that we can understand how those who are not believers are able to read the scriptures and attack them and try to discredit them. They do not have the spirit with them and so they are unable to see and hear the true meaning behind the words. At that point the Bible is nothing more than a collection of books to dissect and criticize.
This spiritual code is not deciphered by our physical eyes and ears but by our spiritual eyes and ears. As groups of us come together to discuss and study the scriptures we will often read the same verse and get a prompting that speaks about something to us that another doesn’t see that way but has been prompted to receive another message completely.
This can be of amazing benefit to us. As we get better at seeing and hearing spiritually we will be withdrawing from a limitless bank of information and promptings as we read the scriptures. Many times the exact same verse that you received guidance from in the past may guide you in unexpected or different ways today. Because they are written for our benefit now, at this very moment and for any exact moment we are actively reading and searching the scriptures.
So as we read the scriptures, I feel it is very important to note all of the miracles such as the physically blind receiving their sight, but let us always remember that it is to show that he can do all things. That the physical manifestation of the blessing of sight applies to all of us spiritually. So as those in olden times begged and pleaded with the Savior for their sight, let us each just as humbly seek the blessing of spiritual sight from He who stands ready to bless us and guide us. I personally know that He will help us. I testify that we are known and loved by our Savior Jesus Christ and by our Father in Heaven. And I wholeheartedly share this message with each of you individually, and I do so in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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