ILLUMINATION: Letting the Holy Spirit show me the meaningof God’s Word and how it applies to my life.
“The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all thingsand will remind you of everything I have said to you.”John 14:26
“He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.” John 14:1
“The Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you…” John 16:15
“I ask the glorious Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you his Spirit. The Spirit will make you wiseand let you understandwhat it means to know God.” Ephesians 1:17
“I pray also that the eyes of your heartmay be ENLIGHTENEDin order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19
Photizo= to shine light on something. “The light came on!”
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD OPENS MY EYES?
- I SEE THE __________________ TO MY PROBLEM
STORY: Sarah got jealous of Hagar & threw her & her son out of the house.Genesis 21:14-19
- I SEE THE _________________ TO MY PROGRESS
STORY: A prophet of God named Balaam agreed to help some bad guys.Numbers 22:22-27
- I SEE THE _________ FOR WHAT’S ATTACKING ME
STORY: The Arameans were at war with Israel, But every time they’d attack Israel – God would warn Elisha of the battle plans! 2 Kings 6:10-23
The best way to get rid of an enemy is to turn him into a friend!
- I SEE HOW GOD IS ________________ WITH ME!
STORY: The day Jesus was resurrected, 2 discouraged disciples were walking down the road to Emmaus talking about what had happened.Luke 24:15-29
“Then their eyes were openedand they recognized him,and he disappeared from their sight”Luke 24:31
HOW CAN I PREPARE TO SEE WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO SEE?
- BEGIN A ________________________ WITH JESUS
“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
“The devil who rules this world has blinded the mindsof those who do not believe. They cannot seethe light of the Good News…” 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NCV)
Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” John 3:3
- ASK GOD IN ________________ TO OPEN MY EYES
“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your Law!” Psalm 119:18
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt.” James 1:5-6
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”Matthew 7:7
“I WILL instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I WILL counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8
- COME WITH A ____________________ ATTITUDE
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Psalm 25:9
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
- CLEANSE MY ____________ OF SIN & CONFLICT
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8
“Whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.” 1 John 2:11
- COMMIT IN ADVANCE TO ______ WHAT GOD SAYS
“Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees; then I will keepthem to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey itwith all my heart.” Psalm 119:33-34
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. DO what it says!” James 1:22