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Most believers live lives of barely hanging on! For many, being a conqueror is only a song… being an overcomer is just mental assent.
But… Christianity is supposed to be all about LIFE! While millions of believers go around dying to themselves, the Scriptures are clear. Jesus died to bring us LIFE — in this world as well as in the one to come.
Living LIFE means we have a different perspective about everything. We look at problems through the eyes of our spiritual nature. Problems become Divine opportunities when we wash our eyes with the eye salve of the Kingdom (Rev. 3:18). Correct Kingdom vision means that we see ourselves as already citizens of heaven (Ph. 3:20). That means we have singular vision toward the intention of God.
The Lord told Moses to “COME UP unto the Lord” (Ex. 24:1). Once again, God told Moses to “COME UP” alone to the mountain top alone (Ex. 19:1-23, Ex. 34:2). The voice told John the Revelator, “Come uphither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter (Rev. 4:1). We are to sit in heavenly places - because from there we can SEE differently.
This ascended life means we have a new mind set, a perspective on the circumstances of our lives. Romans tells us that we are to “rise to the newness of life.” And each one of us are invited to “come up” to where the Lord resides. We are to be seated far above in heavenly places together with Christ.
Coming up brings us revelatory awareness. We approach problems from a new vantage point.
When coming to the edge of the Promised Land, Israel saw unconquerable giants. Their fear of those giants caused them to feel like grasshoppers (Nb. 13:31-33). Because of the way they saw things, that was their reality. “So we were in their sight.”
The way we perceive our situations becomes our reality.!
Later, when Caleb had another chance, he didn’t fear those giants. He said, “They are bread for us” (Nb. 14:9). Caleb had “another spirit.” He looked at things from a victorious vantage point.
Scripture tells us that God has already given us a “new heaven and earth” (Rev. 21) and yet our vision remains limited. What does it take to raise our eye and SEE into the heavens? Can we, like Jacob, awaken to the new day and the incontrovertible assurance that we have encountered God face to face (Peniel, Gen 32:30)? For surely, the Lord has already delivered our unfathomable inheritance! Our ascended vision re-awakens us to the genuineness of God’s eternal presence.
Single-eyedness (haplotes) is the ability to have clear focus of your attentions, attitudes, affections, and heart. It causes us to distinguish certain feelings, values, ideas, etc. Single-eyedness is the chooser of the desired response or value judgment. Proper haplotes brings about the WHOLENESS that demonstrates we’ve been born of another realm. Focus enables us to find solutions and answers. What we think about = our focus = our single vision = treasure = individual perception that creates our future.
SINGLE -EYEDNESS is the potent force of walking in the spirit.
The Bride is called a “Dove” (SOS 2:14). She is also described as having “dove’s eyes” (SOS 1:15). A dove (also called a Love Bird) has a binocular visual field, but is able to only put attention on one thing at a time. The Holy Spirit appeared as a Dove! (Matt. 3:16)
You have stolen my heart… with ONE GLANCE OF YOUR EYES... Turn away thine EYES from me, for they have overcome (emboldened, captivated, taken me by storm, and elated) me (SOS 4:9, 6:5).
Because the Shulamite had a single eye toward her Lover, He put her in the clefts of the rock, in the secret (places) of the stairs. Stairs (like the LADDER) are means of ascending. These stairs were hidden (secret) until the Lover brought her to them. They were only visible because of her “single eye.’ They led to the Bridal chamber, and intimate (koininea) communion and fellowship. Singleness of perception allows us to find the stairs that ascend to our Lover.
Let your eye be single,” that your “whole body may be full of light! (Lk. 11:34)
If you are interested in learning more about SEEING more accurately in the realm of the Spirit, you will enjoy this author’s book called “Connecting” which is availabe on the RSS feed to your right under “resourses.” There are lots of other books and also some free articles!
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Thanx. Your online pastor, Dr. Kluane Spake
Lord, I want to walk in the light of your face.
Help me see you in your glory.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
Lets face it- we’re willing to make changes on our own lives only if we think it affects our salvation. This is why people ask- ‘can I divorce my wife and still go to heaven? Do I have to be baptized to be saved? Am I a Christian even if I’m having sex with my girlfriend? To me these questions are tragic because they reveal the state of the heart. They demonstrate our concern is more about going to heaven then pleasing our King.
— Francis Chan (via questionsaboutchristianity)
Parade’s End 1x02 Picspam.
cinematography and colors
I just did a little test with something called ‘anamorphic typography’. Essentially, it is an illusion where the type looks just right when viewed from the exact right spot, but it looks stretched and warped when viewed from elsewhere in the room. We might be doing something similar in a HOLLY HUNT showrooms later this year, so I did this in a room above my parents’ garage to make sure I could pull it off when the time comes. For what it is worth, I certainly didn’t invent this sort of thing, and I’d like to give lots of credit to this project by Joseph Egan and Hunter Thompson for tipping me off to the idea, as well as the artist Felice Varini, who is doing this sort of thing on a much larger and much more impressive scale.
Kevin Dart: Paranorman