18 And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish thehope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people). – Ephesians 1:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
As the veil was torn when Jesus died on the cross, in fulfillment of God’s Word, so also the veil of our destiny needs to be torn open through the power of the Holy Spirit. All of us were once blind to our destiny, lacking the ability to recognize the path He has set out for us to follow.
Many believers do not understand why they are going through trials or certain seasons, but that is just because they have not seen beyond the veil. They are looking straight into their circumstances and situations. Once they allow the Holy Spirit to enlighten the eyes of their hearts to see beyond the trials they will be able to understand His purpose and finish the race of life with patience and perseverance.
Spiritual vision is not something we receive when we first believe, otherwise Paul would not have written “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.” This is one of the reasons why prophetic word is so important to us, the body of Christ. It brings light to believers who are experiencing a season of spiritual blindness. Fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, who are able to see in the Spirit, are given the opportunity to share words of encouragement, comfort and wisdom to edify His body. This enables us to steward the season we are in and remain hopeful for the future.
We need to remember that God does not only give His Spirit to a special group of people, but He gives to those who ask with a sincere hunger for Him. He truly is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him and wants to bless every single human being with His Spirit of truth.
13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come[in the future]. – John 16:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
– Article by David Bergh