If Thy Eye Be Single

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light (Matt 6:22). This is top shelf teaching. Its profoundness goes far beyond appearances, emotions and external stuff in which we often get caught up. The eye pertains to inner consciousness, because everything is inner consciousness. Let me exemplify: Paul says that a Christian can build with hay and stubble, but how can that be if he is taken over completely by God? They are One! That person isn’t less one with God than those who build with gold, silver and precious stones. It is that person’s inner eye, inner consciousness, which determines the quality of the work. Seeing separation, i.e., self-effort and self-improvement, means building with things that are consumed when tested with fire. The converse is equally true!!

If the only thing we see is Oneness, our eye is single, we are full of light and see things the way God sees them. James is a “top man” as Norman Grubb put it. He writes from a settled union perspective and thus when He writes in 1:13 that God cannot be tempted with evil the Spirit’s intention is to make it abundantly clear that God cannot see “double”.  His single and only outlook is Oneness! Hence Jesus continues in Matt 6:23: “But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” Genuine liberty and freedom of being is encapsulated in Matt 6:22 and it is towards this place the Spirit patiently is pulling each and every one of us in our inner consciousness. It is God’s own faith that wells up in us telling us that we are One, and from His perspective we already are placed in 6:22, so let us agree with God and receive what He has already given us.

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9 Responses to If Thy Eye Be Single

  1. Chris Welch says:

    Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
    May we have nothing that draws us because we only see with a single eye.

  2. Barbara Hughes says:

    Awesome Post Ole!!
    My favorite part:- Genuine liberty and freedom of being is encapsulated in Matt 6:22 and it is towards this place the Spirit patiently is pulling each and every one of us in our inner consciousness. It is God’s own faith that wells up in us telling us that we are One, and from His perspective we already are placed in 6:22, so let us agree with God and receive what He has already given us.
    I’m agreeing with God. YAY!!! :)

  3. Pastor Eugene says:

    Yes, if one is totally sold out on Jesus, he operates from a more enlightened basis and the world always benefits frrom his actions.

  4. King David Mcphe says:

    An enlightened soul who sees with singleness of purpose,is some one “who’s eye is single”

  5. archie says:

    “You never enjoy the world aright,
    til the sea itself floweth in your veins;
    til you are clothed with the heavens
    and crowned with the stars”

    (Thomas Traherne)

  6. Jordan Kiser says:

    May YHWH bless you and keep you,
    and make His Face to shine upon you,
    and reveal Himself within you.

    This is His blessing to you.
    Drink, and be filled with His Light,
    that your eye may be single,
    with His Word as your frontlet.

    http://yahushuaistheiam.tumblr.com/
    https://sites.google.com/site/alivingtestament/

    I’m really excited that I found this site,
    and others that are exploring the Mystery of God!!!

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