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Eye Contact

October 9

“... they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes"  Ezekiel 1:18

"In that day, what HE sees ... is what we'll get."

 

Those tender eyes of compassion, once swollen at the fists of men, have been healed. "... and HIS eyes were as a flame of fire"  John the Revelator caught a vision of the post ascendant CHRIST, describing HIS countenance as anything but LAMB-like.  HE came of HIS OWN volition the first time, to be beaten, bruised, and crucified, for the sin of the whole world, but that is all done with.  HIS meekness has inspired volumes of hymns and inspirational sermons; but the next glimpse we get of JESUS CHRIST will literally be indescribable!  At the risk of being misunderstood, there will be no more 'Mr. Nice Guy' regarding sin ... or the sinner who chooses their sin over CHRIST, when next we see the LORD.  "... for THINE eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings"  In that day, what HE sees with those fiery eyes of judgment and reward, is what we'll get.

"Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in HIS sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of HIM with WHOM we have to do."  We have always been at the center of HIS attention; but doubtless, there is an urgency in HIS affection; and a squint to HIS focus, as these last days leading up to HIS return draw to a close.  "Mine eye affecteth mine heart ..." is a principle true of us, solely because of WHOSE IMAGE in which we are created.  GOD, in pity, sent HIS only BEGOTTEN to Calvary's tree, that every last drop of tear and blood be shed as proof of said pity.  "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and HE pondereth all his goings."  The eyes of the LORD thus charts our way this side of the cross in loving sovereignty and grace; in order to bring us to that home in Heaven HE has gone to prepare (cf. John 14:1-4).  If you have that: 'somebody is watching', feeling on occasion, it is justified.  Don't be surprised though, by the furrow of HIS brow one day in irreversible judgment, if you've resisted eye contact with HIM; and spent your whole life instead focusing on your sin. 

"For the eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, and HIS ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the LORD is against them that do evil."


For Love of Country
Patrick Henry  (1736-1799)
(American Revolutionary leader)
"Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battle alone.  There is a just GOD WHO presides over the destinies of nations; and WHO will raise up friends to fight our battle for us.  The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave ..."

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