What you see is what you get

Genesis 13 vs 14 – 15 says and the Lord said to Abram , after Lot had separated from him; “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are -northward, southward,eastward, and westward; “for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever .

The eye is the organ of vision .According to 1 Peter 3 vs 12 our God has eyes . Psalm 94 vs 9 says He sees with His eyes . We also know that He is the creator of the eyes – Psalm 94 vs 9 . Not all eyes can see , according to Proverbs 20 vs 12 there is a type of eyes that sees which is called a seeing eye . It is a terrible thing to be blind because a blind man lives in darkness , Jesus says in Matthew 6 vs 23 “but if you eye is bad , your whole body will be full of darkness .Lack of vision which is blindness could result in physical or spiritual death. Proverbs 29 vs 18 says where there is no vision , the people perish .

Many born again , spirit filled , tithe paying christian are where they are last year because of lack of vision or what they can see . The difference between an inventor and an ordinary man is the ability to see. While everyone sees nothing  a rock , a sculptor sees an object and he uses his tools to bring out what he saw. What you see determines what you get . Elijah told Elisha In 2 kings 2 vs 9-12 that his hard request will be granted if only he saw him when he was been taken to heaven in other words the ability to get the double portion rests on his sight. In Mark 2 vs 1-12 is the story of four friends who uncovered the roof of a house to let down the bed which their friend was lying . Something motivated their action- what they saw . They saw the possibility of Jesus healing their friend once they get him to Jesus. That was why when they found out that the crowd was too much instead of going back home they decided to break the roof.

What you see determines your request from God . Many Christians have not taken advantage of the open cheque Jesus gave in John 14 vs 13 , which says “and whatever you ask in My name , that I will do , that the Father may be glorified in the son” . Despite Jesus said whatever , we still ask Him for petty things . What a man sees will determine his request. If you see that Jesus can do all things , then you will ask him to make you CEO of a corporation not  promotion to be a supervisor. In Matthew 14 vs 22-33 , Peter walked on water . Peter was the only disciple who walked on water because he was the only one who asked . Their was something he saw before asking ,the disciples saw the boisterous wind but Peter saw an opportunity to walk on water. While others disciples concluded that only ghost walk on water , Peter saw an opportunity to stroll on water and he asked Jesus if he could come . Why is it that the only prophet who saw God face to face was Moses -Exodus 33 vs 18 – Exodus 34 vs 9. It was because it was only Moses that asked .Something motivated Moses request – what he saw . Moses saw the possibility and he asked God . Because he asked God , his request was granted even though God had to slightly bend the rules. Ephesians 3 vs 20 says now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think , according to the power that works in us . If you see that Jesus is able to do exceedingly abundant above all your request , then you will not ask for only a child from Him but at least triplets because you know He is able to more than that .

What we see determines our victory . David killed Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 vs20-51 .Prior to the arrival of David on scene , Goliath terrorized the children of Israel day and night for forty days . Goliath caused fear in the heart of the armies even Saul because all they saw was the stature of Goliath. They saw his past achievements but David saw God delivering Goliath into his hands . Because of this , He was able to tell the Philistine that he will severe his head from from his body even though at that time he had no knife or sword on him. If we see our problems bigger than Jesus ,then we will panic and entertain defeat in our heart but if we see Jesus bigger than our challenges , then will be able to face the challenges. Psalm 60 vs 12 says through God we will do valiantly.

What we see will determine our future. When we study Judges 6 vs 11-15 , we will notice that the Lord did not see Gideon has a coward ,the Lord saw him as a mighty man of valor but Gideon saw himself as the least in his father’s house ,and his clan the weakest in Manasseh. The Lord saw the might in Gideon but he saw weakness , no wonder he was found threshing wheat in the wine-press in order to hide it from the Midianites. Because of this , Gideon remained a nobody until the Lord sent an angel to him to change the way he saw things. Although Saul had potentials , he had the look of a king , he saw himself as an ordinary farm boy . The bible says in 1 Samuel 9 vs 2 that Saul was the most handsome man in Israel ,from his shoulder upward he was taller than any of the people. Despite his physical quality , Saul protested when the opportunity arose to become of a king . He told Samuel in 1 Samuel 9 vs 21,that Benjamin was the smallest tribe in Israel and he came from the smallest family in Benjamin.

Do you know that many of us have not achieved anything in life because of our we see ourselves -as a failure. God does not see you as a failure actually He sees you as success .The Lord says in Jeremiah 29 vs 11 that I know the thoughts that I think towards you , says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil , to give you a future and a hope. As far as God is concerned ? You are the right man for the task He is asking you to do , you are the one who is seeing your self as not qualified just like Moses who thought he needed to be eloquent to address the king , he forgot that action speaks louder than words.

What you see determines your confession . Numbers 14 vs 28 says “ say to them, ‘as I live,’ says the Lord , ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing , so I will do to you . Matthew 12 vs 37 says for by your words you will be justified , and by your words you will be condemned. We will reap the rewards of our mouth. Proverbs 18 vs 21 says death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. In Matthew 8 vs 23-27 , Jesus rebuked His disciples sharply because of their confession . While the waves was beating into the ship , the disciples saw death and began to shout Lord, save us we are perishing . After Jesus had quieted the storm He rebuked the disciples.

Ten out of the twelve spies saw that the land of Canaan devours its inhabitant and the people were of great stature basically impossible to conquer but Joshua and Caleb saw the possibility of possessing the land -Numbers 13 vs 30-13. The other ten began to confess what they saw and the Lord decided that the ten will not enter the promise land. In Matthew 8 vs 5-13 ,Jesus healed the centurion’s slave .After the healing Jesus commended the faith of the centurion . The centurion saw what others could not see . While others saw that the sick person had to be physically present with Jesus for healing to take place , the man saw things differently . He understood authority and he saw that Jesus was a man of authority so he told Jesus to simply say the word and his servant will be healed and Jesus did as requested ;that minute his servant received healing .

What you see determines whether you will have strength or not . Just like Romans 10 vs 17 which says faith comes by hearing , and hearing of the word of God . So also strength or weakness comes by sight. If you continue to see impossibilities, unemployment , companies closing down you will loose courage . You will not be motivated to apply for jobs or start a business but if you see employments and new shops opening or businesses springing up you will be encouraged to try again. The bible says in Hebrew 12 vs 2 , looking unto Jesus , the author and the finisher of our faith, who for the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame , and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. What gave Jesus courage to endure the cross was what He saw – the joy set before Him . This gave him strength .

If we continue to see all men as cheats , getting a man who does not cheat might be impossible. If we see women as people you can not trust , getting a wife to trust might be difficult. This is why I feel sorry for women who say all men are the same or men who say all women are the same. Who told you that ? If all women are the same Jesus would not have talked about the parable of the ten virgins -Matthew 25 vs 1-13. When we wake up in the morning what do we see in the mirror , is it a failure , winner , looser, nobody or someone with potential. In that place of work what do you see ? An opportunity to be the manager someday or institutional racism or tribalism . Proverbs 22 vs 29 says when you see diligence , you see a man that will stand before kings .

The nice cars – Rolls Royce ,Bentley, Jaguar and all we see are product of people’s sight. They saw those designs in their minds. That is why they say imagination is the birth of inventions. What ever you can imagine , you can get .

When we talk of seeing , please I am not referring to the physical . We are talking of seeing things in your mind, seeing things within. 2 Corinthians 4 vs 18 says while we do not look at the things which are seen , but at the things which are not seen . For the things which are seen are temporary,but the things which are not seen are eternal. If we continue to see the usual , we will continue to get the normal. We need to change what we see , Paul says in Romans 12 vs 2 , and do not be conformed to this world , but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. We need to change how we see things in our mind. Many have no friends today not because they are bad people but because they never see good in people. If we continue to see the faults in people , we will continue to be lonely .

Do you know that getting to heaven is by sight. Those who have seen the vision of hell will do everything possible to be in heaven. Those who have seen the vision of heaven will do every thing in their power not to miss it. Thank God the bible has painted a picture of heaven for us so we can see it in our mind. Revelations 21 vs 21 says the street were of  pure of gold , like transparent glass. We see gold here and marvel , well In heaven the streets are made of pure ,transparent, fine gold. Revelations 21 vs 4 says and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes ;there shall be no more death, nor sorrow,nor crying. There shall be no more pain for the former things have passed away. Sir /Ma I think that is the place to be . A place where there is no death. Most of the time , death of loved ones really brings us to tears , or car accidents or job loses or bad news but in heaven there will not be any bad news .There in heaven there will be no winter or summer ,dry season or raining season because Revelations 21 vs 23 says the city needs no sun or moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. If we continue to see this we will do away with everything that will take us to hell and live an holy life. This city is for only those who have giving their lives to Christ and are living a life of holiness. If you have not giving your life to Christ why not do so now , an opportunity might never arises again.

The bible said in Romans 3 vs 23 that for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 6 s 23 says For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. The gift was explained in John 3 vs 16 , For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. What shall we do to be save ? The bible says in Romans 10vs 9 that if you confess with your mouth , Jesus is Lord , and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10 vs 10 – For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with our mouth that you confess and are saved.

Pray this prayer from your heart today!

Dear Jesus , I believe that You died for me and rose again on the third day. I confess I am a sinner. I need your love and forgiveness. Come into my heart . Forgive my sins. I receive Your eternal life. Confirm You love by giving me peace, joy and supernatural love for others, Amen.

Welcome to Christ brethren, Please join a bible believing church.

Samuel Oluwatoki

Please forward this newsletter to a friend, family or colleague . Remember Matthew 10 vs 32 which says whoever confesses me before me , him I will confess before my father who is heaven.

A born again Christian. I love reading, watching my favorite team play, and meeting new people.

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  1. Reblogged this on Off The Cuff Christian and commented:
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