Jesus said the pure in heart have a
special blessing; they are able to see God.
If I am having difficulty seeing God at work in my world, itís probably
because I am carrying a massive load of toxic waste polluting my heart
and mind. If I continue on this course, my ability to see God will
progressively diminish until I become spiritually blind. Godís presence
and power will become a distant memory.
If I want to have a pure heart, I must do two things. First, I must
open my heart to Godís love every day all day long. I must be in
continual fellowship with him so He can work non-stop in my heart and
mind. I will be healed in proportion to the time I spend with him.
Second, I must stop putting toxic waste into my mind. This isnít
optional. If I continue to pollute my mind, the only person I will be
fooling will be myself. My life will not improve, and spiritual
blindness will be my destiny.
When I have a clean mind and a pure heart, I have twenty/twenty
spiritual vision, and I can see God at work in my world.
A patient came to my clinic in Saudi
Arabia with a history of sudden and profound visual loss. I looked at
the optic nerves in the back of his eyes, and they appeared chalky
white. Such an appearance is typical for damage caused by drinking
In the culture in which I was working, it was forbidden to drink
alcohol. Therefore, it was difficult for the average man on the street
to find legal sources of alcohol. I questioned this man about drinking,
and he steadfastly denied he had ingested any forbidden substances. The
appearance of his optic nerves told a different story.
For about fifteen minutes I questioned him on different things he might
have imbibed. Finally, he admitted he had taken a bottle of perfume,
poured it into a cup, and drank the whole thing.
When he awoke the next morning, he noticed that his bedroom seemed
dark. He asked his wife to open the windows so light could shine into
the room. His vision was so bad he didn't know there was daylight
streaming into the room. He had irreversible blindness caused by
drinking perfume containing methanol.
I have examined many patients who are blind from putting methanol into
their body. No one can tell me it doesn't matter what you put into your
I have also examined many people who have put toxic waste into their
mind. They are now spiritually blind and have lost their ability to see
God. No one can tell me it doesn't matter what you put into your mind.
What you put into your mind affects your inner vision. When you spend
years polluting your mind with toxic waste, you become spiritually blind
and lose your ability to see God.
People act as if what they put into their mind doesn't matter. They
freely sample everything on the smorgasbord of life and fill their mind
with garbage and toxic waste. One day they wake up and realize they
can't see God.
Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God."
Jesus was talking about the Law of Spiritual Vision. What is this law?
The Law of Spiritual Vision states: "Only the pure in heart can see
God." The pure in heart have a special blessing. They have
twenty-twenty spiritual vision, and they can see God at work in their
What you put into your heart and mind is vitally important because it
determines your ability to see God at work in your world.