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But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
When Jesus spoke these words to His disciples, He was speaking more in a prophetic way than a present way. Certainly they were seeing prophecy fulfilled before their eyes simply because Jesus … GOD … was with them in the flesh speaking with them on a daily basis. But there was much more to this “Blessed Eyes and Ears” quote than just the present.
SEEING has to do with VISION, and HEARING has to do with UNDERSTANDING and WISDOM. Jesus was quoting the Prophet Ezekiel in vs. 13 when He said to His disciples, “Though seeing they do not see; though hearing they do not understand.” It was true in Ezekiel’s day, it was true in Jesus’ day, and it’s true today. People are given the opportunity to see with real vision and hear with real understanding and wisdom, but most refuse to do so. There are too many other distractions out there for them to receive all that God has planned for them. That was the whole point of the “Parable of the Sower” at the beginning of this chapter. Why is this so? Ezekiel said in Ezekiel 12:2 it is because of the REBELLION of the people. Rebellion strips people of Vision and Wisdom. But true “Followers of Jesus,” who really have a heart to do the will of the Father, will have a unique gift and anointing placed on their lives. Jesus will give them … “Blessed Eyes and Ears.”
I need my Eyes and Ears to be blessed today. I need Vision and Understanding in order to traverse the perils of my day. I yield, with JOY, to Your will for me again today! Amen