Where are you looking in life? Are you looking at the world? Are you looking at God? Did you know its impossible to look in two directions at the same time? Even for a split second we cannot look two ways at once. Pastor Tim Oates guides through scripture to help us focus in life and look to God for direction.
April 1, 2012 – Pastor Tim – Cannot Look Two Ways at Once – Click to download
If you want to receive life and healing, prosperity, deliverance from the Word of God, take time to find the words of the Scripture which promises Life.
The passage in Proverbs 4:20-22 shows us the method of obtaining results from the promises in God’s Word:
- There must be the attentive ear. Incline your ear to my sayings. Definition: mindful, observant. If we are attentive, God’s Word will change and transform us.
- There must be the steadfast look. Do not let them depart from your eyes. Definition: firmly fixed in place, immovable. Fauntlets were used on horses to keep them looking straight. The Pharisees would put scripture in their headdress (on the front of the forehead) so that the Word would be before their eyes at all times. Some would say that the mark of God is knowing the Word of God. The Pharisees had the Word of God before them but didn’t know the Word—or at least what it was trying to say. There is a difference between having the family Bible open on the entry way table of your home and knowing what is in the Bible.
- 3. There must be the enshrining heart. Keep them in the midst of your heart. Definition: to preserve or cherish as sacred.
Instead of having our eyes on our symptoms or circumstances and being occupied with them, let not God’s Words “depart from your eyes“.
We must look at God’s Word continually (magnify), and like those that have gone before us, we must be strong in faith by looking at the promises of God and at nothing else.
When we attend to God’s Word by not letting them depart from before our eyes and by keeping them in the midst of our hearts, the seed is in “good ground,” the kind of ground in which, Jesus says in Matthew 13:23.
If a field in which the farmer has planted seed could talk to us, it would say, “The seed works mightily in me.”
We who trust Christ have no need to be ashamed of our confidence. Time and eternity will both justify our reliance.
Don’t doubt your faith doubt your doubt for they are unreliable.
Oh, what a means of blessing is the look of faith to Christ! There is Life, light, liberty, love, joy, guidance, wisdom, understanding, perfect health—in fact everything, in a steadfast look at the Crucified One. No one ever looks in vain to the Great Physician.
Our symptoms may point us to death, but God’s Word points us to life, and we cannot look in these opposite directions at the same time.
This week’s scripture references (all verses quoted in New King James Version unless noted):
– Proverbs 4:20-22
– Psalm 34:1-4
– Hebrews 12:1-3
– 1 Peter 1:23
– 1 Thessalonians 2:13
– Proverbs 4:21
– Matthew 13:23
– Psalm 119:50
– Colossians 1:29
– Numbers 21:8
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