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Sunday - November 4th, 2005
"CLEARER VISION"
by Pastor Tony Sutton

"then shalt thou see clearly"
     
 
WE ALL WANT TO SEE MORE CLEARLY. MANY PROMISES ARE FOUND IN THE WORD OF GOD. WE WANT TO CLAIM EVERY ONE THEM, HOWEVER WE DON'T EXACTLY WANT TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GET WHAT WE WANT. THIS SCRIPTURE PROMISES CLEAR VISION. CERTAINLY, WE CAN HAVE CLEAR VISION, IF WE WANT IT BAD ENOUGH.

Mat 7:5 Thou hypocrite,...

WE FIND THE START OF THE VERSE IS NOT QUIET AS APPEALING AS THE MIDDLE OF THE VERSE IS. JESUS SAID, "THOU HYPOCRITE" MEANING YOU ARE NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO BE. YOU ARE CLAIMING TO BE SOMETHING WHEN YOU ARE NOTHING, OR SOMEWHAT LACKING. JESUS CALLS IT AS HE SEES IT. DO YOU FIT INTO THIS CATEGORY? IS JESUS TALKING TO YOU? I AM INCLINED TO BELIEVE, THAT WE ALL FALL INTO THIS POSITION AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.


Mat 7:5 ...first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;

NOW WE FIND, THAT JESUS IS INVITING YOU AND I TO SEARCH OUR OWN HEARTS. JESUS IS SAYING WE NEED TO CLEAN OUR OWN HOMES FIRST AND THEN WE CAN HELP OTHERS TO SET THEIRS IN ORDER. WE OFTEN BECOME COMPLACENT WITH OUR DIRT, BUT FEEL OFFENDED WHEN WE SEE THE DIRT OF OTHERS. JESUS IS CLEARLY SAYING "REPENT"

Mat 7:5 ...and then...

 
SUDDENLY THE WORD "THEN" SEEMS TO TAKE ON A NEW USE OR MEANING IN THE SCRIPTURE. BEFORE IT SEEMED MEANINGLESS. NOW "THEN" HAS TAKEN ON MORE IMPORTANCE, BECAUSE IT'S THEN AND ONLY THEN WHEN WE SHALL RECEIVE THE PROMISE.

Mat 7:5...shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

 
WHEN WE HAVE SEARCHED OUR HEARTS AND WE HAVE RECEIVED FORGIVENESS FOR OUR SINS, THEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO CAST THE MOTE FROM OUR BROTHER'S EYE, BECAUSE WE CAN SEE CLEARLY. HOWEVER DO YOU KNOW THAT WHEN WE REACH THAT POINT, WE NO LONGER FEEL THE SAME WAY, BUT WE ARE NOW CONCERNED AND THROUGH LOVE WE WANT TO HELP THE BROTHER. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER. SO LET'S PULL TOGETHER AND BE THE CHURCH THAT GOD CAN USE!!!

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2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.