Photo of a woman's eye.

In Isaiah 29:10 the prophets are called the “eyes” and this is one of the primary ways that God communicates with us.

Quite often God’s starting question to a prophet is “What do you see?” Jer 1:11; 13. Amos 7:8; 8:2. Zec 4:2; 5:2

The eyes are also one of the primary ways through which we are tempted. This was true of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

“And the Lord God commanded the man saying, ‘From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die.” (Gen 2:16+17).

“And the serpent said to the woman, ‘You surely shall not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’ When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.” (Gen 3:4-7)

When Adam and Eve were innocent and sinless, they were naked and not embarrassed. They had a natural covering and communion with God walking and talking with Him. They still had to choose to obey Him! However, when they ate the fruit, they chose to be morally independent from God. As a consequence they became like God knowing good and evil.
They lost their innocence and the eyes of their flesh were opened, “They knew they were naked” and uncovered and clothed themselves. That day their spiritual eyes were closed as well since they died spiritually, as God had said they would “For in the day you eat from it you shall surely die” Gen 2:17. They had to rely on their natural eyes or the eyes of their flesh thereafter. Job illustrates this when he asks of God “Have you eyes of flesh? Do you see as a man sees?” Job 10:4.

After He judged them, God no longer walked and talked with them. He also banished them from the garden, to prevent them from eating from the tree of life and living forever in that fallen state. Jesus is our way to that tree of life “I am the way the truth and the life.” John 14:6. We were all spiritually disabled when we were saved, and we are in a process of having our spiritual faculties restored via God’s provision for us in Christ.

We can use our eyes either to feed the flesh or take from the tree of life (Jesus) and feed our spirit. Heb 4:12, talks about the word of God being able to help us discern between that which is of the soul and that, which is of the spirit.

1. Introduction.
2. God's nature as creator and communicator.
3. The role of the Bible.
4. Turn aside when you notice something.
5. Be careful what you worship.
6. The Holy Spirit quickens things.
7. Hide and seek using parables.
8. Ask the Holy Spirit.
9. The inner room is where we meet with God.
10. The importance of peace and stillness.
11. Don't hurry God will speak.
12. Waiting and longing takes us higher to a place where God acts.
13. What price do we have to pay?
14. Holding a word for a time and part of the whole picture.
15. How do we know it's from God/Act in faith?
16. Jesus is open to persuasion!
17. The Language God uses to communicate.
18. God communicates through our sensory organs.
19. God communicates primarily to the heart.
20. God offends our mind to change our heart.
21. Listening depends on your heart attitude.
22. Circumcision is the cure to a hard heart!
23. Listen to your heart
24. Eyes.
25. Lift up your eyes.
26. Make sure your vision is clear.
27. Ears/hearing the voice of the Lord.
28. Reach for higher levels.
29. How God communicates - impressions.
30. Seeing with the eyes of your heart.
31. Visions.
32. Open visions.
33. Trances.
34. Signs.
35. Dreams.
36. Conclusion.
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