This month's teaching : Repentance

Jesus is the only direct power that overcomes blindness because He is the Light. Jesus said if our eye is single our whole body is full of light. Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If we have what we think is light within us, yet it puts everything out of focus, then we are full of darkness although we think we have light. A single eye is when our two eyes see one thing. An evil eye is when we’ve lost our focus, having two eyes and seeing two different things with nothing in single focus. Jesus said that the light of the body is the eye. I understand that Jesus made this statement to make a spiritual point.

Jesus is the Light of the world and there is no darkness in Him at all. Jesus instructs us to walk in the light as He is in the light, and have fellowship with others. When we walk in darkness, we will not desire fellowship because our minds have an obstacle between us and the Son. This is a spiritual eclipse. Many Christians have this because of a religious blemish or personal prejudiced rites. When we have this, there are simply none as good as our self. No one sees as clearly as I, no one has it together like I do. But deep within this proud heart there is a condition of false humility and discontentment.

When we are in a spiritual eclipse, we place ourselves higher than others. This darkness is generationally devastating and will affect future generations. Now no one is good enough to be a friend anymore; others simply don’t get it. It becomes threatening to learn from anyone outside of our specific religion or biases. This cryptic man becomes a person on a lonely island. This friendless person has a spiritual odor of disapproval that makes even the most personable people sprint. Why does this happen? Our minds have created an obstacle between us and the Son. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another. The condition of one walking in the light will be the same as the one that fellowships with one another; it will be the same condition as the one that has all his sins forgiven, (not just a few that can be easily acknowledged). This condition is concluded as total transparency before God and man. Once we cannot fellowship with one another, we must conclude at once that we have a spiritual dilemma. Once we cannot acknowledge mistakes, faults, or sin, instead justifying our issues, we have no more singleness of eye. The dilemma is that we have removed ourselves from fellowship. Now we walk no more in the light of Christ. The blood of Christ no more cleanses us from all sin. We are convinced that we have it all, know it all, and really have need of nothing, but secretly approve those that would be just like our self.

The last part of this verse says, “And the blood of Jesus Christ his SON cleanseth us from all sin”! When we are in the spiritual eclipse of walking with an obstacle between us and the Son, we are deprived of light, fellowship, and sin cleansing.

What causes spiritual eclipse? A fundamental obstacle? We have allowed something to move between us and the Son of God. It often comes from bitter envying and striving within the heart. It is something earthy, sensual, and devilish. It places us where His light is not upon us. It shines around us but not through us. We are now replacing spiritual hope with idealism and without realizing it. It is an awful condition that everyone can become drawn into and become snared in. It can last a short time, a long time, or even a lifetime until it is acknowledged or repented of.

Jesus said in John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. V.36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

To prevent a spiritual eclipse, we must believe in the Light and walk while we have light that shines upon us. If we don’t walk in what we have, darkness will come. Things will come between us and God.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

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