15: The Single Eye
Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014Print
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God set lights in the heavens for ruling, and Heaven does indeed rule. This series looks at the deeper meanings and roles of LIGHT and its affect on our world, our lives and our destinies.
“The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.”
Matthew 6:22 NASB
Your “eye” is just this: your focus. And your focus is simply…the centrality of your affection.
Concentration comes out of the heart’s lodestar not the mind’s supremacy. Thoughts are ever the sprouts of the heart-root…and not the reverse. The heart sets the vital center. The viewpoint of all seeing is established there.
Your passion is your eye’s focus and is the love – or the hate – with which you live captured. So…your secret obsession is really your eye’s direction. And your point of all reference, of all perceiving, is that hidden compass.
In this passage, the brilliance of Jesus points to the eye – to our looking – as the place of light’s entrance or blockage. We stare at what we love, fear or desire. Where your focus is, there is your god and all your way of seeing.
When your eye is clear (or healthy), your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad (or evil), your body also is full of darkness.
Luke 11:34 NASB
Your body receives and bears the effect of your focus, and your heart’s centrality becomes eventually the health of your mind and body. The life that considers secret sin and gazes only on its desires and appetites…that life kills its own self and drinks death merely by attention to darkness.
Your point of concentration is the very entry of your object and becomes the state of your literal fitness. You absorb your object through your heart’s gaze. You serve the fixation of what you “love” and you become exactly what you observe.
Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you.
Proverbs 4:25 AMP
What is your primary object? You can know by your world of thought. That is the direction to which your eye is turned. You eye fixes on your object with an unconscious stare fueled by constant choice.
You are the watching slave of your heart’s centrality.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world (1 John 2:15 KJV).
There is no space where you can balance fascination with the world and adoration of Jesus. To give value to both is to lose the ability to behold either.
“…a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
The human heart is fickle, capable of many loves and double visions at once. But the eye can see clearly only one object. The heart’s eye that beholds many objects is clouded to them all. Double vision causes actual blindness. The heart must have one focus, one infatuation. To look in this one direction toward the heart’s preference is to have “a single eye.”
Only one Object is worthy of sole devotion. The heart finds its passion-home in the One God.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…
Heb. 12:2 NIV (emphasis mine)
The heart-gaze fixed on Him sees all else through Him and by that focus, has a clear and single eye.
And…a body full of light.
Copyright © 2004 Martha Kilpatrick, Heaven’s Rule