Vision on the Mountain: Aligning Our Sight with God’s

Ezekiel 40:2a
In the visions of God brought he me… and set me upon a very high mountain…

Do you see what God sees? Indeed, we begin our journey with God doing so, but few follow the same rule after conversion. Think, for example, of how easy it was for our Lord to convince and convict us of our sins before we accepted Christ! We already knew we were guilty, so the most difficult part was admitting it to God. In order for one to confess his sins and truly repent, he must agree with God, or in other words, see himself as God sees him, a sinner in need of salvation. Anyone who has ever truly been born again has experienced this, and has no problem relating.

However, what happens to us at salvation changes the way God sees us, but all too often does not change the way we still see ourselves. It is difficult for a slave who has been legally freed from bondage to also be free in his mind. That is why we are instructed to “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians 2:5). Once our soul has been purchased by His blood and our spirit has been quickened or made alive, we must then ensure that our mind follows suit!

Once we become a child of the King, we can no longer see ourselves as slaves to sin and corruption. We can no longer think of ourselves as victims and remain defeated in our minds. We must raise our thinking to God’s level; we must be willing to see what He sees in us! Did not Christ teach that “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”?

Friend, if we could ever see in ourselves what Christ sees in us, we could literally turn the world upside down for Him. Now, to set the record straight, it wasn’t what He saw in us alone, but what He saw He could make out of us; because greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world (see 1 John 4:4)!

I understand that we are “just ‘ole sinners saved by grace”, but do not let that attitude keep you from rising to new heights in your journey with God! In order for God to bring Ezekiel into His visions, He first had to change his elevation. Can I be honest? Most Christians suffer from what is commonly referred to as “stinkin’ thinkin’”. However, if we are to truly overcome, then once we are saved we are to see ourselves as God sees us, and not as we see ourselves.

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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