We are called to live as ambassadors of another realm (see 2 Corinthians 5:20 and Philippians 3:20). In every situation we encounter we are given a choice. We can "call it as we see it" or we can choose to "call it as He sees it."
Before we can call it as He sees it, we have to actually see it as He sees it. Ezekiel understood this when the Spirit of God brought Him into a valley of dry bones and asked, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
Ezekiel knew that there was no life in what he currently saw. So, he answered, "O Lord God, You know" (see Ezekiel 37:2-3). Ezekiel needed to exchange what he saw for what God saw, so as the prophetic voice of his day He could speak as God would speak.
ELEVATING OUR SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION
The same is true for us. Seeing how God sees starts with how YOU perceive God sees YOU.
John 5:20: - "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel."
Jesus saw by love, in love, through love and for love. The room He made in His heart for His Father's love for Him is what enlightened the eyes of His understanding to see in the way His Father saw.
This is the key that would open that door to "greater works": "The Father loves the Son..." Everything we do in the Kingdom comes from this place.
You can often tell whether someone is a maturing son of the Kingdom by listening to how they speak and treat others. Children can be quite shortsighted. It is all about the now, the temporal.
Sons are living for something bigger and longer lasting – something eternal. The words that we speak are the fruit born out of the seeds that we have allowed to take root in our heart. When we begin to live as sons it will be evident because of the realities released when we speak. Jesus said, "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (see Matthew 12:34). By looking at one's words you can clearly see the abundance of the reality that they carry in their heart.
So, what makes up the abundance of the heart?
Think of your heart as a bank account. The things you give your focus to determine what is deposited into your account. The conversations you listen to, the things you look at, and the books you read – all of these become deposits placed into your heart. Your words are the method by which you withdraw.
Jesus said, "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (see Matthew 6:21). The word, "treasure" can also be translated as a deposit or an investment. We can also understand this verse to mean, "the investments we make based on the resources we have been given reveal the balance within our heart."
Jesus described the words that He spoke as "spirit and life" (see John 6:63). Jesus' words were an investment into others revealing the heart of His Father to them. When He opened His mouth, word-shaped containers of God's grace would bring Heaven to earth in the hearts of the hungry that heard Him. They still do today through the mouths of believers advancing His kingdom.
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