Open Your Eyes to the Spiritual World

by Rev. John Cortright on February 10, 2008
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Notes:

Ephesians 1:15-19 Open the Eyes of our Understanding There is much going on in the world that we can't see with our physical eyes. Spiritual insight comes from a heart prepared to receive the spiritual truth.

I Corinthians 2:9-14 In the world today there are many things going on around us that cannot be understood with the normal physical faculties to perceive. There are things that our five senses cannot detect. The spirit of God is needed to understand things in the spiritual realm.

Throughout the Bible there are examples where God revealed spiritual things happening behind the scenes. In these unique instances, the Scriptures reveal to us situations where God opened a window to the spiritual world.

II Kings 6:8-23 Elisha prayed for his servant's eyes to be opened so that he could understand that those with him were greater than those with the king of Aram.

I Peter 5:8 Satan or the Devil is God's arch enemy. He is called our adversary. He, as a roaring lion, prowls around seeking someone to devour. The Devil is real. His greatest method is his ability to go unnoticed, pulling the strings behind the scenes.

II Corinthians 11:3 Deception is one of his greatest tactics. One type of military strategy is secrecy or diversion. If you can go undetected into the camp of your enemy you can gain a great advantage.

The Scriptures warn us of Satan's blinding tactics, deceiving unsuspecting minds.

II Corinthians 4:3-4; Acts 26:18 Satan has done a pretty good job of systematically blinding our modern world of spiritual truth. In fact, not only do many people today not believe in spiritual matters, there are many that don't even believe in the devil himself.

Today we carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel and bringing deliverance to those in darkness.

Ephesians 6:10-12 The spiritual powers, the dark forces of this world, are real. Let us follow the admonition of Scripture and stand firm against the schemes of the devil.



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