Eyes to See, Ears to Hear and Hearts to Understand
Eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to understand
After Jesus told the parable of the sower His disciples approached Him and asked why He spoke in parables. His answer to them, lies between the parable and the explanation, and sheds light on understanding the mystery of His will.
Then the disciples came to Him and said, Why do You speak to them in parables? And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Matthew 13:34-35 (KJV)
When Jesus taught in parables He was revealing the hidden secrets of God’s Vision and as His followers we have been given the ability to know and understand these things. There are others who cannot understand and to them they are just parables. Jesus was constantly revealing the hidden wisdom of God, but only those who had eyes to see and ears to hear could understand in their hearts.
This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because having the power of seeing, they do not see; and having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand. In them indeed is the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive. For this nation’s heart has grown gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them. But blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear. Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men [men who were upright and in right standing with God] yearned to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Matthew 13:13-17 (AMP)
[Things are hidden temporarily only as a means to revelation.] For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed, nor is anything [temporarily] kept secret except in order that it may be made known. If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend. And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you–and more [besides] will be given to you who hear. For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],
Mark 4:22-25 (AMP)
Once we begin to see and hear and understand the mystery, our understanding begins to be multiplied, but if we reject the mystery then even that which we had is lost.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Matthew 13:12 (KJV)
Discovering the revelation of the mystery is like walking into a giant house with millions of locked rooms. As we enter into the house we find a key. If we keep the key we will find that it will unlock some of the doors to reveal the hidden contents. The more doors we unlock the more keys we find. However, if we reject the key then we will just sit there looking at the walls, but if we are willing to use the keys the revelation begins to multiply like a snowball effect. Later you will see God’s plan and purpose everywhere!