Focus Your Eyes Upon the Lord
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help Psalm 121:1.
We’re all on a journey as the Israelites were when they were freed from the Egyptians. Spiritually speaking Egypt would be considered the world, as Christians, we have been freed from the bondage of sin to live a separate life from sin and the world. On this journey, we will encounter different attacks as the Israelites experienced. Their attacks were from physical being whereas our attacks will be from ungodly spiritual beings.
A few days into the wilderness after their freedom from Egypt the children of Israel stood on the banks of the Red Sea, only to realize with horror that the Egyptians army was rapidly overtaking them from the rear. There weren’t boats to carry such a vast multitude across the Red Sea. Wilderness extended to the left and right of them, and they couldn’t turn back, they were trapped, they thought! The people were overwhelmed by their physical circumstances. They were looking at the natural and the natural will always scream at you, “It can’t be done!”.
Moses had a different perspective from those he was leading, his eyes were not fixed on the circumstances that spelled utter defeat, but his focus was on the God He served and worshiped and He knew there was nothing too hard for God. As humans when trouble arises we first look at the natural before turning to the spiritual. Moses realized there was no natural answer for the circumstances they were facing. The only thing he could do was to listen to God and obey what He said. As Christians we need to learn when we do what God tells us to do, we’ve fulfilled our responsibility, it is then God’s responsibility to bring His own Word to pass.
Elisha was another one who placed his trust in God and not what he was seeing. The king of Syria was at war with Israel. As the king of Syria made plans with his servants where his camp would be Elisha, the man of God would send word to the king of Israel where the Syrian would be. The king of Syria thought his servants were informing the king of Israel where he was, but one of his servants informed him it was none of his people that were informing the king of Israel, but it was Elisha the prophet. The king of Syria instructed his servants to go and get the prophet, Elisha. The king sent his host and they entered the city by night.
When the servant of the man of God awaken that morning he saw the great host compassing the city with horses and chariots. The servant was afraid of what he was seeing, but the man of God instructed him not to fear (And he answered, Fear not, for they that be with us are more than they that be with them – 2nd Kings 6:16). The prophet was seeing in the spirit whereas his servant was looking at the natural.
As Christians, we live in this world but were not of this world according to Scripture (I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world even as I am not of the world – John 17:15-16). Jesus was praying to the Father for His followers. Each of us has an appointed time when we’re scheduled to die, no one knows the day or the hour, but if our hope and our trust is in God, we have nothing to fear.
At this current time, there is a pandemic, thousands have died and many more will die. This is a time that both the Christian and the non-believer need to focus on their spiritual well-being. This is not the time to focus on how much money you have or don’t have. Whether you’re educated or uneducated. Whether you’re weighty or petite. Whether you’re famous or you’re not famous and no one knows who you are. But there is One that knows all about you, and it’s time you focus on where is your relationship with Him!
Fear not on what’s happening in the world, but focus on if it’s your time to leave this world where will you end up at, heaven or hell? God is loving and He’s merciful, all one has to do is ask God to forgive them of their sins against Him, ask Him to save them through His Son, Jesus! Accept Jesus as your Savior, receive salvation through Him (That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For the heart, man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation – Romans 10:9-19). Focus on the One who has the power to give you life eternally with Him!