WHAT CAN YOU SEE? ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
In Genesis 15, we read that the Lord gave His promise to Abraham that he (Abraham) would be the father of many nations. God promised him that his seed shall be numerous upon the earth, and the whole world would be blessed through him.
However, Abraham, who then was still called “Abram,” argued and questioned the possibility of God’s promise ever coming to pass, because he had no child: “…what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?” (Genesis 15:2). The Lord’s response to him was so remarkable. He took Abraham outside in the night-time and said, “…Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be” (Genesis 15:5).
The next verse tells us that Abraham believed, and the Lord accounted it to him for righteousness (Genesis 15:6). God helped his vision. He him on how to see rightly; how to use his sense of sight; spiritual sight. That’s what we call, “seeing for realities.”
By taking him out in the night and asking him to number the stars, God engaged him spiritually on how to look beyond the optical realm, and see with the eyes of the spirit. It’s what we’re called to do in Christianity: we look and see beyond what our minds and optical vision can perceive. We see with the eyes of faith.
We’re the seed of Abraham. Romans 4:16 calls Abraham who is the father of faith, the father of us all. God already set the precedent with Abraham. You have to practise seeing realities. Consciously create time, when, all by yourself, you use your spiritual sight.
God has set eternity in your heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11). You’ve been given an extraordinary capacity to contemplate, think, envision, and see. Use this powerful spiritual tool to dominate your world. There’re no limits to the extent and capacity with which you can function; the extent to which you can “see,” is the extent to which you can make real in your life. SO, WHAT CAN YOU SEE?