VISIBILITY 20/20

And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 2 Kings 6:15 (KJV)

Vision 20/20 is a standard used to describe a normal human vision. It is established through reading numbers and letters of different sizes placed at a distance known as Snellen Chart. Erin Rivera in (Visian ICL Blog) offers the following description of the test; it simply means being able to read or see clearly these letters and numbers at 20ft away as if they are 20ft away. This commonly relied method seem to be working hypothetically rather than a medical test. And even based on this eye test many people would be found to have poor sight.

What do you see? What is visible in your faith is not visible without faith. You vision is limited to physical sight which could be impaired due to physical illness and other factors surrounding this sinful life. Depending on the physical sight in our daily walk is to be subjected to limitations, life full of fear, life without hope and certainty just as it is with Elisha’s servant. While the servant lived and depended on the physical sight, Elisha his master lived with both the physical and the Spiritual sight. What Elisha saw was much more but is was also all that mattered. It would have mattered to the servant to see God’s protection all around them and all other invisibles to physical sight. 2 Cor 5:7 (ESV) for we walk by faith, not by sight.

This incident also reminds us that if it is not visible to you it does not mean it does not exist. It could mean something is wrong with your vision, or it could mean something is wrong with your faith. How could you walk by faith if you do not have faith? You will be stumbling and groping all the way through out your faithless life. That is probably common of most of us.

When you receive spiritual sight you see things differently you act according to the new sight, you can see what happened to the healed man. His faith made him follow Christ even when Jesus’ instruction was “Go thy way”. Mark 10:52 “And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.”

The Bible provides many examples of people who walked by faith, but let me sight one of Elijah referring to the entire experience on Mount Carmel (faith experience) where at the end, he instructed people to hurry up into secure places due to the heavy rain coming; at this point even clouds were not visible. Ellen White said, Here Elijah ventured something upon his faith. He did not wait for sight. {RH, October 7, 1873 par. 4}

Walk of faith provides complete sight. It is microscopic, detailed, it takes care of all dimensions. It reveals what is important for our spiritual walk of life while looking to walk in the golden streets of New Jerusalem.

by Alvin Eliamani

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