The Eyes and Ears of God.

Saturday, December 31, 2016, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom


He that has an ear, let him hear what the Sprit says unto the churches.”


We have again come to the end of another Year of the Lord.  What a year it has been!!!


We have watched as the battle between the spirit of antichrist and the Kingdom of God has accelerated in all nations.  We watched thrones and kingdoms overturned.  Through the spirit of antichrist, lawlessness increased.  The wars in the Middle East  increased.    Christians are persecuted in many nations.  Yet the gospel of the Kingdom is preached in all the nations of the earth.  The Muslim people groups have become transient immigrants into all nations manifesting their violent nature.   Our southern border is open for crime, drugs, and human trafficking. 


Creation groans with devastating floods, storms, earthquakes, and fires.  In the midst of the violence, chaos, and conflict, the Holy Spirit is moving across the earth with the sound of the chariots and horsemen of the Army of Heaven.  A greater level of Faith and Boldness to overcome the world/kosmos is being released to the Saints. Daniel 7:18: “The saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the

kingdom forever, even forever and ever.”


1 Sa. 2:9: “He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness, for by strength shall no man prevail.”


“God established his universe by faith, using His spoken Words which are the outward expression of His will.  He created a stable universe, operating on sound principles…the universe has resisted all the ills and sins of men throughout history…mankind is to exercise God’s faith against a faithless world.”
 (paraphrased from C.R. Oliver)


It is my persuasion that the Lord chose Donald J. Trump (because he has faith) to overthrow the present manifestation of the spirit of antichrist.  How far will this authority given to Donald J. Trump be extended?  All authority comes from the Lord.  Jesus promises great authority and power in speaking His words and doing His deeds.  “Spiritual authority comes from the originator of those words and deeds (Jn. 15:14).  Spiritual authority comes from heaven alone.  Spiritual words and deeds must have a central producer, that producer is Jesus” (paraphrased from C. R. Oliver)


When Donald J. Trump stated that his mission and mandate was to “make America Great Again,” he came into agreement with God:


Galatians 3:14 affirms the blessing of Abraham has come to the Gentiles through Jesus Christ that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


Genesis 12:2: “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.”


There is an overcoming remnant who has fine tuned their ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.  These are pressing their way to apprehend that for which they have been apprehended, which is to come into agreement with the Will of God for His Kingdom dominion to possess the Kingdom of the Most High.


Phil 3: 12-14:  I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do; forgetting what is behind and pressing toward what is ahead.  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)


Just as there has been a battle for the U.S.A between the armies of Heaven against Satan and his minions of demons, there will now be a battle for Israel.  I believe Donald J. Trump is setting up a plan to make an alliance with Russia to clear the way for us to knock out ISIS in Syria.  There will again be a clash of thrones as Putin plays his game to control the world.  The separation of the sheep and goat nations seem to be before us as well as the separation of the tares and the wheat.


Those who see everyone and everything through the eyes of the Lord have a global vision for all nations.


Those who partake of the upward calling are called to the top of the mountain to share His perspective, to look through the eyes of God.


Zechariah 4:10: “For who has despised the day of small things?  For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are they eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”


Once we receive and take hold of that for which Christ took hold of us, we immediately begin to see everything and everyone differently.


Only when we receive Jesus’ authority in obedience to him will we begin to minister His life and love to others from the Heavens and not from the realm of our soul.


Daniel 7:27: “And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”


2 Chr. 16:9: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him…”


Proverbs 22:12: “The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge….”  N.I.V. says, “The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge…”  All true knowledge and understanding can only be discovered through the eyes of the Lord.


Noah found another age in God’s eyes.  Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Gen. 6:8)  Looking through the eyes of God provides us insight into His unfolding plan of redemption.


In the New Testament, the eyes of God are the eyes of Jesus.  He is the express image and character of the Father (Heb. 1:3).  Jesus’ eyes are a flame of fire.   I was blessed many years ago to see those eyes in a vision.


Rev. 19: 11-13: “I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.  He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood and His name is called the Word of God.”


The eyes of God are the eyes of Jesus.  The eyes of Jesus are the look of God.  The Church is now the corporate expression of His hands and feet.  The eyes of Jesus have becomes the eyes of His overcoming people.  We are privileged to look at everyone and everything through the eyes of God.  Some choose to continue to judge and see the world through the realm of the soul.  


Those who have ears to hear the upward call of “come up hither” will be shown His worldview.


Rev. 4:1: “…I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter.”


His worldview is now our world view.  We hear about world leaders and “their” world view.  Folks I only want one world view and this is His.  His value system becomes our value system.  We love what He loves without judgment, criticism, prejudice, issues, murmuring or complaining.  Critiquing one another is an attitude of the world/kosmos.  God didn’t call me to critique anyone.  He called me to see mankind with His eyes and to extend His love, restoration and redemption to them.


We are surely in the Day of the Lord when He is moving swiftly across the earth.


Psa. 147:15: “He sends forth his commandment upon earth; his word runs very swiftly.”


Isa. 5:26: “He will lift up an ensign (banner) to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth; and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.”


Ask yourself, Where am I?


Revelation 3:21-22:  To him that overcomes I will grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.”


The Book of Revelations describes two groups of people: The Corporate Overcomer, the company who pursues the high calling and the ascended life, sits with the Lord in His throne.  There is also a vast multitude that stand before His throne.


Rev. 7:9;15, 17: “…I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands…they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple; and he that sits on the throne shall dwell among them…For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”


But there is a people who will have matured into the place of His headship.


Eph. 4:15: “Speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”


Those who press toward the mark of the high calling and the ascended life are invited to share His perspective from the top of the mountain.


2 Timothy 2:12: “If we endure we will also reign with Him, if we disown Him, He will also disown us.” (N.I.V.)


Rev. 5:10: “He has made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth.”


In the Apocalypse, there is a crowd in the throne and there is a crowd before the throne.


Now you might say, I will just be glad to be in either crowd.  Yes, so will I!  However, many are invited to the high calling, but they have not been willing to pay the price.  They receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, but did not seek Him or the ascended life.  Instead they settle for the lesser realms of the soul.  Some who have received Christ and even many who have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit are determined to live, talk, and to think in the death and hell realm beneath rather than the heavens above.


Are they saved?  Yes!  Will they go to Heaven? Yes!  But the Lord invites us to live and move and have our being in the realm of Glory on earth as it is in heaven.


Are you miserable?  Are you struggling? Are you unfulfilled?  If so, you have been called to live in a higher realm than your present condition.


You are not running from God, but are you hiding from God?


Have you been apprehended for the high calling, the ascended life?


You don’t have to live in the hell beneath.  Don’t blame God.  Don’t blame the devil.  And don’t get upset with the preacher.


Jonah, you are going to Nineveh!  You can go God’s way---He will pay the fare, or you can go your way---you will pay the fare.  It will cost you.  That angry, reluctant prophet turned his back on God and ran all the way to Tarshish, which some have rendered as, “the place of the breaking.”


God’s man went “down” to Joppa, “down” into the ship headed for Tarshish, “down” into the lowest parts of the ship, and (after the mariners had thrown him overboard) “down to the depths of the sea.”  We cannot have a covenant with God on our own terms.


Jonah went down to the place he called “hell.”  Jonah, you are going to Nineveh-there is a connecting flight!  The great fish swallowed him up, and in that “belly of hell”, the prophet began to pray.  Jonah’s praise made hell throw up!


You have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”


There is a high calling.


Start today.


Arise and ascend!


Seek those things which are above, the secrets of the ascended life.


Job. 15:8:  Have you heard the secret of God?...”  “Do you hear what I hear?  Do you see what I see?  The Shepherds saw with the eyes of God into the Kingdom of the Christ.  The Wise men also saw with the eyes of God.  Creation heard the secret of God when the Holy Child Jesus was born.


Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church

Scripture from K.J.V. and N.I.V. as indicated.  I quoted from C.R. Oliver, En Punto as noted.  I entered into the labors of Kelly Varner (1949-2009) – The Ascended Life.

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