We have been blessed with 5 beautiful senses. The sense of sight, to see and enjoy what we see. The sense of hearing to enjoy the good music we listen to, the good words that we hear from our loved ones when they tell us that they love us or affirm us. The sense of taste to enjoy our foods and know when something is bitter or sweet.Sense of touch to be able to feel our loved ones when they hug us or feel the warmth of their hugs. The sense of smell to enjoy the fragrance of the beautiful spring blooming flowers and trees.I really thank God for all the senses He gave to me.
However, it’s a really sad case when all these senses dominate us, and we give them so much power. God didn’t ordain it to be thus. In the beginning when there was Adam and Eve, these two were naked and could not see that they were naked. They’re spirits were so much dominating all the other senses. This is a really beautiful picture. We would live such great lives if we could live lives that were dominated by the spirit and not senses. That is how God intended it from the beginning. But of course Adam and Eve took an unfortunate turn that made them be aware of their senses and ever since then, our emotions took a very high toll on us.
Yes, by the first Adam did we fall. Fell into that set back of having our senses dominate us, but behold, the second Adam, Jesus, came so as to restore what the first Adam ruined. He came to restore what had to be in the beginning and more. Jesus’s revelance is just beautiful, I can’t continue to elaborate any more than I have but I will try to elaborate a bit more and more than how I have elaborated it in my previous blog posts. We don’t have to be hungry for any other revelations than the revelation of what Jesus has done, what He has done in us and grow in that knowledge and thirst to know more and more of what He has done.
The crowd also joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and ordered that Paul and Silas be beaten with rods. After striking them many times [with the rods], they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely. He, having received such a [strict] command, threw them into the inner prison (dungeon) and fastened their feet in the stocks [in an agonizing position]. But about midnight when Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
ACTS 16:22-25 AMP
Just look at this, Paul and Silas in had their robes taken and ripped off and whipped with rods. On top of that, the crowd came in to do an even much worse damage. In addition, the jailer ordered to imprison them. On top of all the terrible things done to them, and in pain, and cuffed in an agonizing position. What did they do? Cried? Cursed God? Fell into depression? Cursed the jailer? No,they didn’t consider an inch of what their senses were experiencing, but they worshiped and praised God. Who in their right minds would do such an act?
I mean, this is just miraculous. These people understood who they were in Christ. What Christ had done for them. It is like Adam and Eve being naked and not seeing that they were. These people were in pain and wrongfully imprisoned but what they saw was God and not what their physical bodies were experiencing. I pray that we may get to see ourselves like this. Not to be moved by what our senses might be experiencing but be moved by what Jesus has done in us through the cross.
May our focus be on the aftermath of the cross. See ourselves as Paul and Silas saw themselves. No matter how bad the situations may corner us, our focus should always be on what Jesus has done in our spirit. The spirit to dominate our senses to this extent. Isn’t it just beautiful? May we live in this heavenly realm.