Anatomy- Eyes & Ears
November 27, 2016 Series: Anatomy
Matthew 13:16 (NIV) But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
Your heart/your inner man as a fortified city
What comes out: Our words and actions.
Matthew 12:35 (NIV) The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
How things come in: The Eyes and The Ears.
Eyes- What we see & What we focus on.
Matthew 6:22-23 (NIV) 22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Matthew 6:19-24 (NIV) 19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Matthew 6:33 (NIV) But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.
What has your attention?
Hebrews 12:1(NIV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…
Song of Songs 2:15 (NLT) Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love
Intimacy:“We are meant to live by focusing on his face & the leading of his whisper!
2. Ears- What and who we listen to.
Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Philippians 4: 8 (NLT) Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
What happens when the word gets in us.
Jeremiah “The Progressive Fire”
Jeremiah 1:4-9 (NIV) 4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." 6 "Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child." 7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. 9 Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "Now, I have put my words in your mouth.
Jeremiah 5:14(NIV) I will make my words in your mouth a fire
Jeremiah 16:16(NIV) When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.
Eating The Scroll(Ezek 3:1, Rev 10:9)
Jeremiah 20:9(NIV) But if I say, "I will not mention him or speak any more in his name," his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot