Jesus – “Consider carefully how you listen”

Background

The Jesus we meet in the bible is a man who admonishes us to listen carefully.

Listen Carefully

  1. The Lesson of the Lamp
    …For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be known and illuminated.  Pay attention, therefore, to how you listen. Whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him.” ( Luke 8:17-18 )
  2. The Lesson of the Lamp
    …He went on to say, “Pay attention to what you hear. With the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and even more will be added to you. For whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” Jesus also said, “The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground.… ( Mark 4:24-26 )
  3. The Purpose of Jesus’ Parables
    …He replied, “The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. This is why I speak to them in parables: ‘Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.’…
    ( Matthew 13:11-13 )
  4. John  12
    • Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.  ( John 12:35 )
    • While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.  ( John 12:36 )
    • That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?  ( John 12:38 )
    • Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,  ( John 12:39 )
    • He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.  ( John 12:40 )
  5. “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
    be ever seeing, but never perceiving’.
    Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts,
    and turn and be healed.”
    ( Isaiah 6:9-10 )

Guilt in God’s eyes

  1. The Murmuring of Miriam and Aaron
    • Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman);( Numbers 12:1 )
    • He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream.
      Numbers 12:6 )
    • I speak with him face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you unafraid to speak against My servant Moses?
      Numbers 12:8 )
  2. Job’s Final Appeal
    …If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s ruin, or exulted when evil befell him— I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse— if the men of my house have not said, ‘Who is there who has not had his fill?’—…
    Job 31:29-31 )
  3. Abraham, Sarah, and Abimelech
    • But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife. ( Gen. 20:3)
    • But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? ( Gen. 20:4 )
    • Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. ( Gen. 20:5 )
    • And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. ( Gen. 20:6 )
    • And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake.  ( Gen. 20:11 )
    • And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.  ( Gen. 20:13 )
    • And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes ( Gen. 20:16 )

Spiritual Covering

Senses

There are quite a few senses involved in Spiritual covering.

Inclusive are seeing with our eyes, hearing with our ears, understanding with our hearts,  and turning; in essence repenting.

And, God ultimately stepping in to heal us.

Videos

  1. John Paul Jackson
    • John Paul Jackson – As You Hear, More Hearing Will Be Giving To You
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