Day 6: Spiritual Senses

The number six is said to appear more than 148 times in the bible, and its symbolism is usually never positive. The number is usually used as a symbol of man’s weakness, evil or Satan, sin, and all things that lack perfection. You can look at the symbolism in how Adam who later exhibited weakness, was created on the sixth day, how the number of the Anti-Christ is six repeated 3 times, and how the flood ended the world when Noah was six hundred years old because of sin and disobedience. We will look at symbolism later when we study dreams. But this is a good place to start Day 6 because we are also gaining an understanding of how sin has affected our ability to hear from God, that is, our spiritual senses.

The body is the worker, the soul is the supervisor and the spirit is the executive. Before the fall, man (spirit) controlled the whole body through the soul but currently, for most Christians, the soul is very much in control and most of our hearing is through the ears of our body. We need a way to restore the order that God originally intended which was seen in the Garden, where man was able to hear God clearly.

If it is your spirit that hears from God, then it means to overcome the challenges related to hearing God we need to understand what these spiritual senses are and how to activate them. The apostle Paul prays in this manner in Ephesians 1:17-19 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; The eyes of your understanding be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” The spirit has eyes or senses so hearing God entails the usage of all these spiritual senses.

Your physical eyes differ from these eyes in that these inner eyes of your spirit are able to look into the spiritual realm. In Paul’s prayer, we are able to pick up that the apostle is praying for wisdom and revelation, then he prays that the eyes of their understanding be opened. The word dianoia has been translated as understanding. It denotes the eyes of your imagination. In the same way, your physical eyes can send images to your brain, your eyes of understanding can send images to your brain. The same word dianoia is used by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 22:37 when He said “Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all of thy heart, with all of thy soul and with all of thy mind (dianoia). This word specifically refers to the imagination part of our mind.

For your physical eyes to see something and transmit that image to your brain, they require light. In the same way, the eyes of your understanding also need light to see in the spirit and transmit that message to your soul. In the same way, that physical eyes can be hurt and damaged by foreign objects, your soul can be wounded by bitterness, grief, unforgiveness, and so on. When your soul is in this condition the eyes of your understanding will perceive nothing. This is why it is important to walk in love. Love can heal pain and grief, and it is important that you allow it to heal you, because those elements have the ability to create a distorted view of what God is saying to you.

Never aim to hear God with a wounded soul, with the lens of revenge, envy or intentions to take advantage of others, because the message will be distorted. Sadly, we see a lot of this happening in our time.

I am now getting ready to look at this eye in practical terms. To look into exactly which part of you is creating an actual image when I ask you how many windows are in your apartment or house right now. You can create an image and walk around the house, actually seeing the windows and counting them. That is a crucial foundation of where we are heading. Let us see where the Lord leads us to tomorrow. Love and light to you! Blessings!

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