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Seeing Through God's Eyes

"They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the Lord and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword." - 2 Samuel 1:12

How would you respond if you heard something bad happened to someone who had been trying to cut off your head for several years? King Saul had been seeking to kill David for many years before Saul was thrust into battle against the Amalekites. In this final battle, a sword killed Saul. When the news reached David, instead of rejoicing that his enemy was no longer a problem for him, he responded in a totally different manner. He mourned. Imagine that; he mourned for the one who sought to kill him.

This is a sign of one who can look past an individual who is the source of pain and consider how God views him. God looks at that individual and sees his needs and knows why he responds the way he does. When we begin to see people as God does, we'll no longer look at them as enemies, but as souls in need of grace. This is how Jesus could give His life for us. He saw our great need, not what we did to Him. When someone wrongs you, do you seek to retaliate, or do you pray to understand the need for the offender's actions? For several years a person was a source of constant pain and retaliation toward me. There was nothing I could do to change it. God allowed me to go beyond the person's actions to understand what was the source of his need. When I gained that understanding, God gave me a picture of this person inside a prison cell and in bondage. This bondage made him respond to life in this way. I was able to pray for him and genuinely love him in spite of the fact that he persecuted me. This is the kind of love Jesus wants us to have when He tells us to love our enemies and pray for those who spitefully use us.

I believe God does a special work of grace in those who go beyond the realm of the normal response to persecution. He brings us to a level of grace we never thought possible. Describing how God worked in Joseph's life, Francis Frangipane reveals what happens when we tap into this grace:

God made him fruitful in the very things that afflicted him. In the land of your affliction, in your battle, is the place where God will make you fruitful. Consider, even now, the area of greatest affliction in your life. In that area, God will make you fruitful in such a way that your heart will be fully satisfied, and God's heart fully glorified. God has not promised to keep us from valleys and sufferings, but to make us fruitful in them. 

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AMEN it is comforting to know that we are the Apple of God's eyes that he will be a source of comfort in the midst of any storm we may face. He will send the holy spirit to bring us peace that surpasses all understanding because he loves us and calls us his own. Therefore we know we are blessed beyond measure to have a relationship with God

I uses this image because we have to understand its not the natural... the spirit they carry. The enemy would have us to be distracted from the root cause of a persons actions. The past really holds people in bondage. People have experienced hurt, pain, disappointments, tape, mental, physical and emotional abuse. We as believers have to look beyond the outer man into the heart. 

Amen, bless you Pastor Robin, I love this photo and your response. You are correct; if we are coming against each other, we do not have any power or strength, to defeat the enemy. 

Pastor Robin Albright said:

I uses this image because we have to understand its not the natural... the spirit they carry. The enemy would have us to be distracted from the root cause of a persons actions. The past really holds people in bondage. People have experienced hurt, pain, disappointments, tape, mental, physical and emotional abuse. We as believers have to look beyond the outer man into the heart. 

Thank You Lord for keeping me humble and giving me a forgiving heart. Also for the fruits of Your spirit which are; love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

See through God Eyes

The battle is not ours, its the Lords. If we see it that way we won't be so easy to put our mouth on people. I believe we must learn to grace people just like how we want to be graced. We must also see people as to there needs in Christ.  We don't fight flesh but the evil spirit thats in us.

See through God Eyes

The battle is not ours, its the Lords. If we see it that way we won't be so easy to put our mouth on people. I believe we must learn to grace people just like how we want to be graced. We must also see people as to there needs in Christ.  We don't fight flesh but the evil spirit thats in us.

Thank God for His Mercy and Grace. 

Syllabus Notes: 

God made him fruitful in the very things that afflicted him. In the land of your affliction, in your battle, is the place where God will make you fruitful. Consider, even now, the area of greatest affliction in your life. In that area, God will make you fruitful in such a way that your heart will be fully satisfied, and God's heart fully glorified. God has not promised to keep us from valleys and sufferings, but to make us fruitful in them. 

I take ownership of every word in Jesus name... 

Lord thank you for bringing me to a new level of understanding and humbleness.  I would not be the person I am today had it not been for him... 

AMEN LORD I thank you for you Keeping your eyes on me letting me know in spite of the trails that I go though your eyes are protecting me AMEN.

Amen clearity and confirmation... Amen. He wants us to be fruitfull

Amen i agree with that. We have to stick together not fight each other. Amen

Queen Chief Apostle T(Teyshana) said:

Amen, bless you Pastor Robin, I love this photo and your response. You are correct; if we are coming against each other, we do not have any power or strength, to defeat the enemy. 

Pastor Robin Albright said:

I uses this image because we have to understand its not the natural... the spirit they carry. The enemy would have us to be distracted from the root cause of a persons actions. The past really holds people in bondage. People have experienced hurt, pain, disappointments, tape, mental, physical and emotional abuse. We as believers have to look beyond the outer man into the heart. 

This is another lesson that was learned in my traveling this road with God, See we have to rid the world ways of thinking, and as our reading say, see people no matter who they are especially our enemies as souls. Now when I hear something has not gone right for someone that tour me out the seams, drag my name through and out the mud, I begin to pray, and ask God to step in and help, to have mercy upon them. My heart truly goes out to them. As it is stated in our reading, have to begin to look at them in the eyes of God. Viewing them in two ways, that they are souls and view them if it was me, how would I want someone that I may have wrong, to give me an chance and pray for me….God Be the Glory!!!

"This is a sign of one who can look past an individual who is the source of pain and consider how God views him. God looks at that individual and sees his needs and knows why he responds the way he does. When we begin to see people as God does, we'll no longer look at them as enemies, but as souls in need of grace".

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