Revelations 4:6,8 – “In the center and around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind. And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within.”
THE MANY “EYES” REPRESENT THE OPEN, ALL-INCLUSIVE VISION THAT IS THE RESULT OF BEING IN GOD’S PRESENCE.
THESE “LIVING CREATURES” ARE SYMBOLS OF THE LIFE ONE FINDS AS HE ABIDES IN GOD’S PRESENCE. IN HIM, OUR EYES CAN THINK: THEY SEE WITH DISCERNMENT AND UNDERSTANDING. THE MIND OF CHRIST FUSES WITH OUR VISION, REVEALING WHAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE SEEN BY THE NARROWNESS OF OUR PERCEPTION; WE SEE “IN FRONT AND BEHIND”
OUR VISION ALSO COMES FROM THE “CENTER OF THE THRONE.” NOT ONLY DO WE SEE DISTANT SPIRITUAL REALITIES BUT WE ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO PENETRATE AND SEARCH THE DEPTHS OF GOD HIMSELF.
1 Corinthians 2:10 – “God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.”
John 17:16,17 – “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
LIFE, AS WE PERCEIVE IT, IS BASED UPON WHATEVER NETWORK OF THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS WE ARE CURRENTLY ALLOWING TO GOVERN OUR SOULS.
ON THE OTHER HAND, GOD DEFINES REALITY AS THE “TRUTH” FOUND IN HIS WORD.
FOR US TO TRAVEL FROM OUR WORLD INTO THE REALITY OF GOD, WE MUST VIEW JESUS’ WORDS AS DOORS THROUGH WHICH WE ENTER GOD’S ETERNAL KINGDOM.
IN THE COMBINED MEANING OF ALL JESUS TAUGHT, WE FIND THE REALITY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. VICTORY COMES WHEN WE LINE OURSELVES UP TO THE REALITY OF GOD’S LIFE.
John 3:3 – “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
What does it mean to “see” the kingdom of God?
Jesus urged us to do an about-face in our approach to reality because His Kingdom is at hand. He brought His world with Him, and it’s within our reach. He wants us to see reality from God’s perspective, to learn to live “from” His world “towards” the visible world. But we have to change the way we think if we want to apprehend the Kingdom power that is available.
Jesus was saying that when our minds are renewed, we will see the Kingdom displayed and proven as He did in His earthly ministry. His reality – is to raise up a delegated group of people who work with Him to destroy the works of the devil, who demonstrate and prove the will of God here on earth as it is in heaven.
I HAVE AN UNRELENTING HUNGER TO WATCH THE KINGDOM BREAK INTO THIS REALM.
I BECOME A CONNECTING POINT AND GATEWAY FOR GOD’S POWER.
I AM A C0-LABORER WITH JESUS IN THE GREAT COMMISSION.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY