I hate glasses. I hate contact lenses. I hate the word hate, but I use it when I speak of the works of the devil.
…But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8
Yes, in its context the verse above refers to sin. Christ destroyed sin on the cross. But He also destroyed the consequences of sin, which in this case is poor vision.
Let’s unpack this… When Jesus was crucified, He took our sin and its consequences upon Himself so that we might live free (John 8:36). I say “might”, for it is entirely dependent upon us whether we receive this Truth or not. Jesus already did it. Believe and receive, Beloved. Look at the scripture below and see this for yourself:
But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Galatians 3:13
“Has rescued us” is past tense. The work has already been done by Jesus on the cross. Jesus has delivered us from the curse declared by the law! And what is this curse that the Lord refers to? Please read Deuteronomy 28 to find a list of the blessings and curses. You will see listed under the curses failing eyesight and blindness, among every other evil known to man. And more…the Lord speaks of illness and disease “not even mentioned in this Book of Instruction.” God even provided deliverance from the evils yet to come! And these things, dear ones, are what Jesus has recused us from; He IS our Deliverer!
I used to thank God for the provision for my eyewear. However a couple of years ago I suddenly began to despise my glasses. I hated them. I began to see them as a mark of satan upon my face, for they represented poor vision – a curse as stated in Deuteronomy. So instead of thanking God for the funds needed for corrective lenses, I began to thank God that Jesus took this to the cross for me. I no longer needed to carry poor vision, for Christ carried it for me and nailed it to the cross. I stopped identifying with poor vision and began to align my thoughts with the Truth of God’s Word, that Christ became the curse in my stead.
Last week the Lord took me even deeper. As I reached for my contacts I heard loud and clear, “JESUS is The Provision.” Desiring more, I listened intently. Then I began to receive a quick download: “Glasses are not My provision. Contacts are not My provision. Gluten-free is not My provision. Medication is not My provision. JESUS is My Provision.“
My desire is to cause hope to arise within you. Hope in the finished work of the cross! Hope for healing! Hope for deliverance! Be encouraged!
Dear Lord, thank You that when You declared that all of our needs would be met (Philippians 4:19), You did so through JESUS CHRIST! Thank You that when we are in Christ, we are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) and the old things have passed away – addiction, disease, poor vision and lack of any kind. Thank You, sweet Jesus, that You carried it all away from us and placed it upon Yourself, so that in You we are free indeed!
JEHOVAH JIREH! JESUS OUR PROVIDER!