Pentecost Part 4

THE EYES OF JESUS

Acts 1:8 (GNT) When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me . . . . to the ends of the earth.

Mark 6:34 (NIV) When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them.

Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit to meet needs. As Jesus went about His everyday life, He saw needs He was anointed to meet.

Luke 4:18 (CW) The Spirit’s power is with me because He has chosen me to preach good news to those who are poor, to heal those with broken hearts, to deliver those who are prisoners of sin, to give sight to those who can’t see, to set people free from their heavy burdens.

Jesus was looking for people with:

  • Financial needs (the poor)
  • Broken hearts (the brokenhearted)
  • Addictions (the prisoner)
  • Sickness (the blind)
  • Heavy burdens (the burdened)

One person can’t help everybody! So, who do you help? You help the people YOU see!

John 5:2-8 (NIV) In Jerusalem . . . a great number of disabled people used to lie . . . . One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

Miracles are for your everyday life.

Matthew 8:14-15 (NIV) When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her.

Jesus isn’t at church! The Holy Spirit is with you wherever you go!

Matthew 9:9 (NIV) As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed.

Jesus saw someone with a broken heart. So He reached out to him.

Mark 1:16-18 (NIV) As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Jesus saw two men with heavy burdens. So He reached out to them.

John 4:34-35 (NIV) “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.

There are hurt people everywhere! When you develop eyes to see, that’s when the Christian life gets supernatural and the gifts of the Spirit start to flow!

John 1:47-51 (NIV) When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”

Jesus got so accustomed to looking for needs that . . . .

John 19:23-28 (NIV) When the soldiers crucified Jesus . . . . Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother . . . . When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

Jesus saw past His own pain and was meeting the needs of those around Him.

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