God's Grace policy toward mankind began in eternity past. Before the world was re-created for mankind, every member of the human race received his own personal allotment of Grace that belonged to no one else. In life each individual is free to accept or reject God's portfolio of Grace. Those who want Eternal Life can accept the free gift of Salvation. And those who want to receive more Grace can accept Living Grace and accumulate eternal rewards. Those Christians who persist in advancing to Spiritual Maturity can receive Dying Grace. And those believers who faithfully execute the Christian life will receive Surpassing Grace rewards for all eternity. Grace is symbolized by the eye.
One of the big enemies of God's Grace is the giant. A giant represents the superman of the antediluvian civilization. The antediluvian supermen were not just big. They were the half human and half angel gods and goddesses of mythology and Genesis 6. After the Flood the giants were big and powerful but they were human and not mixed with angelic life. The most famous giant was Goliath, who was defeated by David. Goliath was the enemy of the Grace of God, and David was the recipient. There were 5 giants of the Philistines, not just Goliath. Thus, the number 5 represents a giant. The giants that David fought symbolize the demon Commanders that attack the Christian in Spiritual Warfare. Before the Evil King can be defeated, all five giants must be defeated in Spiritual Warfare. Animals that symbolize giants include whales, elephants, leopards, and crows.
For you see, in this manner, God loved the world, that He gave His uniquely born Son that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have Eternal Life (John 3:16)The Lord Jesus Christ bore the sins of the world to pay for the Salvation of every member of the human race. Salvation, then, is a gift of God's Grace. All the work of salvation was accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Now the gift of Salvation is freely available to everyone who will accept it. Salvation is available to all who will be believe in Jesus Christ. Salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
Ephesians 2:8-9Salvation is received only through Grace. Man's good deeds have no merit for Salvation. That knocks out religion as a means of Salvation. Salvation is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ.
8 For you see, by grace you have been saved through faith; and that (salvation) not from yourselves, it is the gift of God! 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
Man's relation to God is described by the four dimensions of the Space-Time Coordinate System with its X, Y, Z and Time Axes. Response to the Grace of God requires alignment of the Z-axis through Rebound and orientation to the authority of God.
But He gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God makes war against the arrogant, but He gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6)Arrogant believers who reject the Grace of God will find themselves in a war zone. God makes war against them. The world and the circumstances of life appear to be enemies, but the source of the problems for the arrogant believer is God. The humble believer, in contrast, will be the recipient of undeserved blessing through the Grace of God.
Moses, the greatest Old Testament believer, was also the most humble man on the earth (Numbers 12:3). Moses talked with the Lord face-to-face. In the Church Age, the Pauline epistles usually begin with the Apostolic greeting, or salutation:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:2)God provides the Grace and the Church Age believer receives the blessing of peace. The believer who responds to the Grace of God will receive the peace of God.
Eyes of God
The Eyes of God are an anthropomorphism for God's Grace (Gen 6:8; Psa 26:3; Ezek 20:17). An open eye represents God's Grace (2 Chron 6:20, 40; 7:15; Neh 1:6; Isa 37:17; Jer 24:6; 32:19). A closed eye represents God's cursing, or Judgment (Ezek 5:11; 8:18; 9:5, 10; Isa 1:15). The Lord sets His eyes against to Judge (Amos 9:4, 8). The seven eyes in the Heavenly Control Room represent God's Grace in control of all Creation (Zech 4:10; Rev 5:6; 2 Chron 16:9). The Eyes of the LORD control the four seasons (Deut 11:12). In the Tribulation and Second Advent, the eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ will be like a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14; 2:18; 19:12; Dan 10:6). Fire represents Judgment. Jerusalem is the apple (pupil) of the Lord's eye (Zech 2:7-8). This is a term of endearment.
Eyes of Jezebel
Jezebel used eyeliner to highlight her eyes as a symbol of the grace counterattack (2 Ki 9:30). Jezebel in the Church of Thyatira was the enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ, who had eyes like a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14; 2:18, 20). Painted eyes symbolize the grace counterattack of Jezebel (2 Ki 9:30; Jer 4:30; Ezek 23:40). Similar counterattacks come from flirting eyes (Prov 6:25; Isa 3:16) and eyes like pools (SOS 7:4). The eyes of the wrong woman, who is like Jezebel, overpower the heart of the wrong man with paralyzing terror (SOS 6:5). This is a state of frozen fear and anxiety characteristic of the myope. Oholah and Oholibah, who represented the Prostitute of Babylon, painted their eyes in their prostitution (Ezek 23:40). Idols are for the eyes of Jezebel and idolaters like her (Ezek 18:6, 12, 15; 20:7, 8, 24; Deut. 4:19).
Eyes of the Believer
1. The eyes of the believer symbolize grace
orientation (1 Sa 25:8).
2. As the eyes respond to light, the believer who responds to God's Gracious Love can be enlightened with divine revelation (Ezra 9:8; Psa 13:3; 19:8; Acts 26:18; Eph 1:18).
3. The eyes symbolize grace toward others (Gen. 30:27; 32:5; 33:8, 10, 15; 34:11; 39:4; 47:25, 29; 50:4; Ex 3:21; 11:3; 12:36; Nu 32:5; 1 Sa 1:18; 18:22; 20:3; Prov 11:16; Esther 2:15).
4. The eyes symbolize love (Y-axis) (SOS 1:15; 5:12).
5. The eyes of peace symbolize Spiritual (Isa 54:10) (Deuteronomy 32:15; 33:26; Psa 26:3; Isaiah 44:2; Romans 15:29; Ephesians 1:23; 3:19; 4:13) and Harmonious Rapport (Gen 17:15; SOS 8:10).
6. The eye is the lamp of the body (Matt 6:22-23; Luk 11:34-36).
7. Having eyes on the Lord is metaphor for occupation with Christ (Psa 25:15; 141:8; 2 Chron 20:12; Heb 12:2).
Eyes in the Cycles of National Discipline
Rejection of Bible Doctrine leads to the Cycles of National Discipline (Lev. 26:15-16) and "a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul" (Deut 28:65). The person does not want to see the problems (Deut 28:67; Joshua 23:13). The Fifth Cycle of Discipline causes stressed eyes (Lam 2:18), failing eyes (Lam 2:11, 4:17), and eyes of grief (Lam 1:16, 3:51, 5:17; Psa 119:123). The Lord will punish the worthless shepherd by blinding his right eye (Zech 11:17). The worthless shepherd is the false prophet, who fleeces the flock. The right eye is the strong, Spiritual eye.
Eyes of the Reversionist
Lust of the eye desires the things in the world (Gen 3:6; Prov 27:20; Eccl 2:10; 4:8; 1 Jn 2:16):
By way of application, poor eyesight represents a shortcoming of Grace. Moses had good eyesight at age 120. He had humility, which enabled him to receive the peace of God. The wise person uses his eyes to analyze the Stage of Life and verify Bible Doctrine (Eccl 2:14). Rejection of God's Grace in a person's life can lead to hardness of the heart, or scar tissue of the soul, and the corresponding garbage in the subconscious. This can cause psychosomatic ailments, including vision problems. David's depression caused panic attacks and blurred vision (Psalm 38:10).
Nearsightedness and farsightedness may also result from hardness of the heart and subconscious garbage, which alter the personality. Nearsightedness usually surfaces around puberty as a result of prepubescent influence by the Prostitute of Babylon. The nearsighted person is preoccupied with intimacy and afraid of failure in the tactical advance. The farsighted person usually develops the problem later in life in the forties. The problem may result from the arrogant ambition characteristic of Satan as the Evil King. Farsighted people are arrogant, insensitive, and preoccupied with the strategic advance to the point of neglecting tactical details.
1. Bribes blind the eyes (Deut 16:19; 1
2, Elisha prayed and the LORD blinded the Aramean terrorists (2 Ki 6:18-20).
3. The Lord restores the sight of the blind (Psa 146:8).
4. Cosmic darkness (Political Babylon) blinds the Spiritual eyes (Acts 26:18; 1 Jn 2:11).
5. Paul was blinded by the Spiritual Light of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 9:8, 18).
6. Miracles of Christ restored sight to the blind (Matt 9:27-31; 20:29-34; Mark 8:22-26; Jn 9:1-33).
Eyes and Nutrition
1. Honey (sweets) brightens the eyes (1
Sa 14:27, 29).
2. Eyes of animals fail due to drought (Jer 14:6).
David went after Goliath, who was in full armor, with a shepherd's staff and his sling. David carried with him five round rocks. The number, 5, stands for a giant. Goliath was a giant. There were five giants who fought for the Philistines, all of whom were subsequently defeated (2 Samuel 21:15-22). As they exchanged words before the fight, David answered Goliath with Bible Doctrine, saying, "The battle is the LORD's" (1 Samuel 17:47). David charged Goliath, who was very likely a little clumsy and without sharp eyesight. David fired a shot from his sling that caught Goliath in the forehead and knocked him cold. Then David grabbed Goliath's sword and cut off his head. The demoralized Philistine Army fled in panic and was slaughtered by the Army of Israel.
The 5 evil lords of the Philistines offered to the God of Israel 5 golden hemorrhoids and 5 golden mice as guilt offerings. This was their evil attempt to bribe the Grace of God. Mice represent Political Babylon, and hemorrhoids represent suffering for violating a Holy thing. The Grace of God cannot be bribed.
The weakness that began in 2004 will be replaced by Grace in 2005. God will provide strength to the believer who passes the test. Those who are weak are always candidates for the Grace of God. They may receive mercy, which is Grace in action. God helps the helpless. His Grace goes to those who don't deserve it. Yet, the greatest beneficiaries of His Grace will be those with the capacity to receive it. Those Christians who erect the Edification Complex of the Soul will be able to enjoy the blessings of Grace without being hindered by the weakness of the flesh (the Old Sin Nature).
Giants will be defeated in 2005. They will be defeated in Spiritual Warfare by the Christian warrior. The giant will fall to the invisible hero who advances against the unseen enemy with the war cry, "The battle is the Lord's." The world may see the aftermath, but only the Spiritual warrior will see the battle. The spiritually blind with hardened hearts live in a world of darkness and will not receive revelation of the Grace of God. They will only experience the Grace of God through suffering.
For those who have been called to live in this period of human history, it is a rare opportunity to utilize Bible Doctrine. The single digit numbers will come true each year. Each year bears special significance in the Spiritual Life and in Spiritual Warfare.
In 2001, the color for unity was white. In 2002, the color for God's separation was orange. In 2003, the color for the Justice of God the Holy Spirit was violet. In 2004, the color for weakness in capacity for life was yellow. In 2005, the color for Grace will be white/yellow.