(Rev 3:18) I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed, and so that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see.
It is that time of year once again as we Thank God for seeing us through this year and believing that because of his Grace and Mercy we’ll see a brand-new year!!!! I don’t know about you but I’m Grateful that God has allowed me to see the closing days of another year. For some of you this has been a trying year and you can’t wait for 2020. What kind of year will 2020 be? There is so much going on in the world there maybe so much going on in your life. However, I am always reminded of what my Dad would always say Our Lord and Savior promised that he would never leave us nor forsake us. No matter what we face in life if we are one of God’s children he is always with us!!!!
So, what about 2020? When we think 2020 we often visualize those numbers corresponding with that of perfect vision. Perfect eyesight a person with 20/20 vision they have no need for eye glasses. How has your vision been in 2019 spiritually? Did you have 20/20 vision spiritually were you able to see? Did your vision cause problems in your life? When our vision is calibrated by the Holy Spirit no matter what we face or what we go through we don’t fret or complain. Our eyes are focused not on what they see in the natural but what they see in the spiritual we are reminded (Rom 8:28) And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. No matter what you faced in 2019 as with the coming of any you new year you can start afresh. God provides you with the perfect remedy for all of your problems of 2019. Stop buying what the world keeps selling you confusion, problems, trouble, heartaches, pain, and grief. God has something for sell he says “buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed, and so that the shame of your nakedness does not appear.
Everything this world and Satan has been selling you has been tainted. Some of you have tainted friends, loved ones, co-workers, and even spouses. Even the doctors have been selling you tainted goods telling you that you won’t make it. They tell you that you will have to take pills for the rest of your life, you’ll always have a limp, your vision will always be cloudy. Stop buying from those whoever they are that are selling tainted goods. Tainted goods tainted with doubt, tainted with fear, tainted with hopelessness. I pose the same question to you that God posed to Abraham Gen 18:14 Is anything too hard for Jehovah? Buy from God the price is right and the goods have been purified by fire!!! He’s selling Peace, Love, Contentment, Joy, and the assurance that no matter what happens in 2020 he’ll be with you!!!
Finally, you don’t want to go into 2020 with cloudy vision. You want your vision to be 20/20 in 2020 how do we do that? Well let’s take a look at our text God advises us to anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see. While some of you may actually need help with your physical vision (God can and will help you with that) our text is referring to our spiritual vision how we look at life through our spiritual eyes. Do we always look at life through our natural eyes? Do we always focus on just that current situation the current moment? Do we neglect to reason why God maybe allowing things to go on in our lives? What is the purpose? Why now? We must face every second, minute, day, week, month and year the same way. We must ask God to give us clear vision there are times when I ask God “to help me see what you see”!!! We often face situations in life using the wrong vision. When we only look at things naturally we can make the wrong decisions. I encourage you if you don’t do it start doing it. Pray daily not some quick drive by prayer with a quick list of things that you want God to do for you!!!
Spend some quality time with God you don’t have to say a word physically or in your spirit. You can just meditate on God and his awesomeness just think about who he is and how much he loves and cares for you. Secondly you need to take time to spend time reading his Holy Word the Bible. We miss so much by not studying his Word, the Bible is full of stories of people just like you and I. People that have gone through the troubles and problems of life. There are many times we can avoid the pitfalls of life simply by reading the word. Sometimes we can gain a false security by listening to teachers, preachers, loved ones, and friends. Especially when they tell us things like everything is going to be alright. They mean well however some of you went through hell in 2019 and things may actually may get worse in 2020. However, if you put your trust in Jesus and allow him to show what and when to do. If you spiritually anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see God will via the Holy Spirit he’ll be right there with you come what may. Eventually things will be alright if not in this life most assuredly in the life to come. Be Encouraged and Blessed May You see Clearly in 2020 Minister Mike.