Spiritual Blindness

blindness“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. “But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Mat 6:22-23 NKJ)

Every year I go to the Ophthalmologists, and they check my eyes, looking for signs of damage, degeneration and overall eye health.  Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a cataract in my right eye.  The following year they decided that it was ready to have surgery.  The cataract didn’t really cause much of a problem; you just seem to adapt, with my left eye taking most of the strain.  A little blurry, colors were not sharp, and contrast was poor, but the gradual progressive deterioration meant that you didn’t realize how bad it is until after the surgery.  With a new lens in place, I was amazed at how bright things were, colors were amazing, and the definition was sharp.

 Spiritual blindness can be much like a cataract. You slowly lose the brightness, sharpness, and definition.  Without surgery, blindness is inevitable.  The Word loses its WOW!  Worship becomes just another song, and ministry is just a chore. The Laodicean church thought they had need of nothing, they didn’t see that they were lukewarm and made God sick, “wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked”– (Rev 3:17 NKJ) I don’t know about you but I don’t want to end my day’s blind. “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, Open the eyes of my heart.  I want to see You; I want to see You.” (Michael W. Smith)


About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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