Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not – 1 John 3:1
Our opening scripture is just so powerful! It begins with the word “Behold,” which means, “See!” The same word is used in 2 Corinthians 5:17, a rather emphatic word; read the entire verse: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” In other words, now that you’re in Christ, “see” that all things are now new; behold it. Glory to God!
The word is akin to a Hebrew word in the Old Testament, “chazah,” which means to see with the eyes of a prophet, something that others couldn’t see. So, He says, “see it,” because ordinarily, from the natural standpoint, with your physical eyes, you may not see what He’s showing you or telling you, but He wants you to see with the eyes of the Spirit. He wants you to “see” that you’re now strong; “see” that you’re healthy; “see” that you’re sound; “see” that you’re righteous and prosperous. See!
It matters what you see. “See” that God has lavished His love on you, so superfluously that you should be called His very own, His beloved. No wonder Ephesians 1:6 says, “…he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” See yourself in this light and you’ll never live in fear or condemnation.
The Word of God is the True Light; the same Word is saying to you now, “see” that you’re loved of God! “See” that you’re not abandoned and forsaken! “See” that He’s with you, and in you, to lead and guide you triumphantly through life. Halleluiah!
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
I’m strong and courageous! I see glory, victory, success and triumph all around me. I see with the eyes of the Spirit, through the Word, my glorious heritage in Christ, and my heart greatly rejoices, for in Him I see my salvation, strength, prosperity, health, courage, victory, and righteousness! Halleluiah!
Further Study: Joshua 6:2; Psalm 121:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18