Matthew 13:16-17, “16 But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 17 for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”
This verse is found in the middle of the parable of the sower. In the Luke and Mark account of the parable, the disciples asked Jesus privately the meaning of the parable. So, this statement in verse 16 and 17, it is directed to the disciples. You will see that throughout the gospel, Jesus only telling His disciples the meanings of His teachings. The primary reason for that was, Holy Spirit was not present yet, and Jesus was also grooming the disciples to tell everyone what He meant once He left. So, for us believers today, we have Holy Spirit and the disciples have told us the teachings of Christ.
The purpose of me writing this blog, is to remind you how privileged we are for not only having the bible, but to have God Holy Spirit, the author of the bible, one with us. Holy Spirit is united with our spirits. All the old testaments saints wished to at the very least see this day let alone taste it, but we believers of Jesus Christ live with this truth every day.
My question is, are we living it to its maximum potential? The maximum potential is living like Jesus did. When we talk about living like Jesus, we always jump to the miracles, the holy living and the obvious one, He is God. We always overlook what I consider the engine that ran His living. His relationship with Holy Spirit. Everything that Jesus did originated from His relationship with Holy Spirit. That is why it was important for Holy Spirit to come and dwell in us. We will not be able to do the works of Jesus without Him.
This is what the old testament saints yearned for. So, I charge you to take full advantage of what Jesus did. Get in the word and spend time with Holy Spirit. The world is getting crazy and what they need is little Jesus’s walking around loving on them.