What would our day be like if we could see it all before we got out of bed; or see the whole week on Monday morning? What about the unforeseen expenses in the middle of the month before we bought that pair of shoes? What about the redundancy before you bought the house, or addiction before that first drink? What about the consequences of having unprotected sex? If we can see the consequences of our decisions before we make them would we make them?
2 Corinthians 11:4 “Even satan had to disguise himself as an angel of light in order to deceive”. Satan makes sin look perfectly normal and acceptable. He makes wrong look right and right look wrong. He will throw at you everything which is bad for you and make it look good in order to trap and destroy you because his game plan is to steel kill and destroy. If evil things looked evil, no one would do them. Matthew 24:4 “For false Christians and prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders so they lead astray, if possible even the elect”. We fall into sin by buying into what we see on the outside but if we had x-ray vision and could look beyond the enticing surface, what would sin look like? Would we still buy into the outer beauty of what’s being sold to us?
God’s Word teaches us to: John 7:24 “Judge not according to appearance but judge based on what can be taken to heaven”. It is important to look beyond what’s in front of you and see the bigger picture. Sin is initially beautiful but the more a person becomes trapped in it, the less beautiful it is and the more they are eternally destroyed. We buy things based on its outer appearance and hen when we get home we are disappointed with what we've bought. What if God made his decisions about us based on what’s on the outside; how disappointed will he be when what’s on the inside surfaces? Satan uses what we portray on the outside to stop us from being what and where we are meant to be. God uses what’s on our inside to propel us to what and where he wants us to be; two forces against each other.
From a scientific perspective, x-rays cannot allow us to see through walls; however scientists recently showed that wireless signals such as Wi-Fi can be used to track human motion through walls. This is because mans ability is limited but Gods ability is limitless. He is able to see beyond any barrier or object; He has the ability to walk through closed doors to save us from ourselves and the deceits of satan. John 20:19 & 26 “On the evening of that first day of the week when the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said “Peace be with you!”. A week later his disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
He has the ability to see the things that are not seen and hear the things that are not heard. X-ray vision can see through the physical but can’t read minds. God sees beyond the physical. His x-ray vision knows our thoughts before we think them and the desires of our hearts before we feel them. He created and knitted us in the seclusion of our mother’s wombs – supernaturally in the dark and he sees beyond the darkness that the world has wrapped around us. Nations are now concerned that scientists will be able to use technology to see us in our naked state. God sees us in our naked state, knows all our thoughts, all our faults and still loves us.
When we are in a relationship with God and we allow him to live in us and take control we are able to see the things that are not seen and hear the things that are not heard. When we pray for discernment: 1 Kings 3:9 “Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” we pray to be empowered, energised and enthused with the ability to see beyond what the natural eye can see and hear beyond what the natural ear can hear; we are asking for Gods help to pick up abnormalities because what is bad looks good and what’s good looks bad. We are saying that the world is trying to make us accept things that are not good; same sex marriages, sex before marriage, quick fixes, drugs, alcohol; the world is feeding me a diet of abnormality but makes it look normal; they are giving me poison but making it taste sweet; Lord I need discernment to know good form bad, right from wrong; I need to see beyond the disguises; I need your eyes and ears to guide and direct me....Lord I need x-ray vision!!
The world will feed you a vision of beauty but when the beauty fades all that’s left is a bitter taste on the road to destruction. Proverbs 5:3-5 “The woman may be beautiful and the sin so enticing; for the lips of the adulterous woman drips honey and her speech is smoother than oil but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword; her feet go down to death and her steps lead straight to the grave”. Sin at first looks great or else no one would engage in it but in Christ we are able to see beyond the disguise; we are able to trust him to give us a real understanding of what is being sold to us. Proverbs 3:6 “Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight”.
In Christ you will be able to see and hear beyond the things of the world; you will be able to discern good from bad, wrong from right and see beyond the outer beauty to the inner reality. You will be able to use Gods x-ray vision.