Enlightenment of Sight for Light – Pastor Seyi Osanyinbi
John 1 vs. 1
From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.
The word was God and it is still God. For all of eternity, we will have no choice but to marvel and wonder at the extent he went to bring us redemption. The first person to bear the risk we are scared of taking is the Lord Jesus, thank God He didn’t miss it. We need to appreciate our salvation. We need to look beyond what we are seeing and appreciate our Creator. The Light of God without shining on men, will make man remain as animals, maybe we say they are higher animals, but they would have become beasts, carrying human bodies. What the Lord said in Genesis, is for Light to come out of darkness. All creatures created were created with a measure of light. The Lord is the generator of light; He fathers Light, since eternity had a beginning, research has been carried out on that light by darkness. And all our life is to learn Light. In vs. 6 of John 1, God sent a man, what the Lord sent him as, was Light. If you look at John and relate with Him as a man, you will get the things of man from Him. You must be able to relate with those God send with the heart of receiving something from them. It is Light the Lord has sent and the ministers of God refract the Light of God differently. The reason the Lord sent the five-fold ministry is to build the Church. And a minister of the gospel of the Lord must carry this light.
Matt 6 vs. 22, 23.
The light of the body is the eye; if then your eye is true, all your body will be full of light. But if your eye is evil, all your body will be dark. If then the light which is in you is dark, how dark it will be!
Here, the Lord was speaking to men physically, and rebuking Lucifer, who bore the light. There are certain hierarchies of God that go before Him to take light, and no matter how much they take, He can’t be absorbed. Back to that scripture, the problem we have is the quality of our eyes. In the Bible, we understand that, in times past, God spoke through the prophets, but in these last days he is speaking through His Son.God has been speaking; it’s just we that need to penetrate into what He is saying. The eyes need to absorb so much light, so that wecan grow and see. The clearer your eyes are, the more Light you can absorb. We need not to be short sighted in the Spirit. Our eyes need to be healthy, so that we can grow. For the Bible says, the Spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord.What the devil needs is just a little darkness to penetrate round us, and we will just belong to Him. What the Lord needs to measure wickedness in man is the level of darkness we have within us. Darkness is categorized in three basic forms, the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of Life.
The church has not been opened up to celestial truth, even after baptism, people couldn’t move. There are deeper truths in God that we do not know yet. And we need to acquire this knowledge. For how long will we continue to lay foundations? For this is the problem the church has been having; we have been rebuilding and rebuilding foundations and that only brings us into inferior light. We need to finish the building of this temple of the Lord so that He can come into His house. The Pentecostal move has ended, but we will not throw away the foundation, because it is needed to build a house on it. We need to establish ourselves, and not stay in one place. We need more light to see more.
What you see is what you know, and what you know is what you will do. We need to have sight to fellowship with God. The Apostles needed to be around for this Light to remain, and when they left, this light was battled with by the enemy. How long will we have to depend on the presence of the apostles around us? What we teach in our foundational class is not enough to bring the expected light to us, because even now, in our foundational class, what we teach is about the birth of Jesus in a manger, rather than making the teaching of the Holy Spirit our foundational teachings. The Lord needs us to understand revelation, so that we can stop being dull of hearing. The revelation of the Lord is needed for us to have much more light. The eye is the Lamp.For the word of the Lord is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
We must be able to sense darkness, no matter, how radiant it looks on the outside. The program of God for us is not to rule Nigeria, or a country of ours somewhere but rule darkness. What is given to us can control creation. Whatever you think made Christ walk on the water is as a result of the Life that flows within Him, and that Life has answers to all.