Welcome to First Assembly, a relevant, exciting church striving to be living proof of an empty tomb. Our mission is to serve, serve the Lord Jesus Christ, His church and those searching for the meaning and purpose of life. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the victory made possible through the cross as we defend the truth together and provoke this world to jealously.
Eyes and Ears
Both the prophets of old and Jesus himself warned of having eyes to see but not seeing and ears to hear but not hearing. The reference of course was to the spiritual, the living reality of the spiritual realm that believers in Christ have been grafted into faith in Jesus. Reading the scripture I often come across verses like Ezekiel 12:2, “Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, but see not, who have ears to hear, but hear not, for they are a rebellious house. Romans 11:8…“God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.”Then I read what Jesus said to His disciples in Luke 10:23-24; Then turning to the disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”Without a doubt we are living in times when spiritual senses are dulled. For me, what Jesus said to His disciples rings true in two important ways; first, for all of us who love the Lord, His word and His ministry, we are so blessed to see what we see and hear what we hear, and second, let us press on, stay in the word and on our knees that our eyes and ears may remain open, as we look and listen for the return of the Lord.
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