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TWO VISIONS

MATTHEW 622-23
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OUR EYES ARE OUR ONLY MEANS TO
DETECT LIGHT AND THEREFORE OUR ONLY
SOURCE OF VISION. IF WE HAVE A CLEAR
EYE WE WILL SEE EVERYTHING PROPERLY.
IF THE EYE IS BAD, THEN THERE IS NO
MEANS FOR LIGHT TO ENTER THE BODY
AND IT IS FULL OF DARKNESS.
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THE HEART IS THE EYE TO THE SOUL. IT IS
THROUGH THE HEART THAT GOD’S TRUTH,
LOVE, PEACE AND EVERY OTHER
SPIRITUAL BLESSING COMES. IT IS ALSO
OUT OF THE HEART THAT THE CONDITION
OF THE SOUL IS REVEALED.
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IF THE HEART IS IN TUNE WITH GOD THEN
SPIRITUAL TRUTHS WILL BE SEEN AND SPIRITUAL
BLESSINGS WILL BE RECEIVED. BUT IF THE
HEART IS EVIL, THEN NOTHING SPIRITUAL CAN
BE PERCEIVED OR RECEIVED. IF THE HEART
CLAIMS TO HAVE LIGHT AND SEE SPIRITUAL
THINGS BUT IN FACT THE HEART IS FAR FROM
GOD, THEN THE DARKNESS IS EVEN GREATER.
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WHAT IS BAD IS CALLED GOOD


AND GOOD CALLED BAD. NO
CONDITION CAN BE FARTHER
FROM GOD.
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TOO OFTEN PEOPLE DECEIVE THEMSELVES INTO THINKING
THAT THEY ARE DOING SOME GREAT WORK FOR GOD BY
SOME LITTLE TOKEN THING THEY DO. THEY FEEL THEY ARE
DOING GREAT THINGS FOR GOD BY THE LITTLE BIT OF
MONEY THEY GIVE, OR BY THE LITTLE BIT OF TIME THEY
DEVOTE TO GOD. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THEIR
GOAL IS NOT THE KINGDOM OF GOD BUT THEIR OWN
KINGDOM. THEIR CONCERN IS NOT GOD, BUT THEIR OWN
FAME, FORTUNE AND POWER.
“THE WAY PEOPLE USE WEALTH IS AN
INDICATION OF THE CONDITION OF THEIR
HEARTS. IF WE SPEND OUR TIME AND
MONEY ONLY ON BUSINESS, AND
NEGLECT GOD, THEN OUR HEARTS ARE IN
BUSINESS AND NOT FIXED ON GOD."
WIERSBE
MATTHEW 6:22-23
“22ANG MATA ANG ILAW NG KATAWAN.
KUNG MALINAW ANG IYONG PANINGIN,
MAPUPUNO NG LIWANAG ANG IYONG
BUONG KATAWAN. 23NGUNIT KUNG MALABO
ANG IYONG PANINGIN, MAPUPUNO NG
KADILIMAN ANG IYONG BUONG KATAWAN.
AT KUNG ANG ILAW MO’Y MADILIM, IKAW
NGA AY TUNAY NA NASA KADILIMAN."
MATTHEW 6:23

“23NGUNIT KUNG MALABO ANG IYONG


PANINGIN, MAPUPUNO NG KADILIMAN
ANG IYONG BUONG KATAWAN. AT KUNG
ANG ILAW MO’Y MADILIM, IKAW NGA AY
TUNAY NA NASA KADILIMAN."
A. THE EXPLANATION
EVIL -PONEEROS
-DISEASED OR DEFECTIVE. AN EVIL EYE WAS A
PHRASE IN USE, AMONG THE ANCIENT JEWS, TO
DENOTE AN ENVIOUS, COVETOUS MAN OR
DISPOSITION; A MAN WHO REPINED AT HIS
NEIGHBOUR'S PROSPERITY, LOVED HIS OWN
MONEY, AND WOULD DO NOTHING IN THE WAY
OF CHARITY FOR GOD'S SAKE.
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JESUS WANTS US TO HAVE OUR HEART FIXED
SINGLE-MINDEDLY AND TOTALLY ON THE
KINGDOM OF GOD SO THAT OUR TREASURE,
HEART, LOVE, PASSION, BURDEN, AND
INVESTMENT IS WITH THE KINGDOM. HE
ILLUSTRATES THE SINGLEMINDED HEART WITH
THE EYE.
A. THE PRINCIPLE
MATTHEW 6:22A

“ ANG
22 MATA ANG ILAW NG
KATAWAN. KUNG MALINAW ANG
IYONG PANINGIN, MAPUPUNO NG
LIWANAG ANG IYONG BUONG
KATAWAN.”
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WHEN SIGHTED PEOPLE SEE WITH THEIR
EYES, THEIR BODY IS FILLED WITH THE
LIGHT THAT COMES IN FROM THE
WORLD WHICH THEY PERCEIVE
THROUGH THEIR VISION. BUT IF THEIR
EYE IS DARK, THERE IS NO LIGHT AND
THEY PERCEIVE NOTHING.
1. THE PRINCIPLE
THE SAME THING IS TRUE OF THE HEART. IF
YOUR HEART IS TOWARD GOD, YOUR ENTIRE
SPIRITUAL BEING IS ENLIGHTENED, BUT IF YOUR
HEART IS TOWARD THE MATERIAL THINGS AND
THE TREASURE OF THE WORLD, THE BLINDS
COME DOWN ON YOUR SPIRITUAL
PERCEPTION AND YOU DO NOT SEE
SPIRITUALLY AS YOU SHOULD.
2. THE REASONS
THE SAME THING IS TRUE OF THE HEART. IF
YOUR HEART IS TOWARD GOD, YOUR ENTIRE
SPIRITUAL BEING IS ENLIGHTENED, BUT IF YOUR
HEART IS TOWARD THE MATERIAL THINGS AND
THE TREASURE OF THE WORLD, THE BLINDS
COME DOWN ON YOUR SPIRITUAL
PERCEPTION AND YOU DO NOT SEE
SPIRITUALLY AS YOU SHOULD.
MATTHEW 6:22B-23A

“ KUNG
22 MALINAW ANG IYONG
PANINGIN, MAPUPUNO NG
LIWANAG ANG IYONG BUONG
KATAWAN.”
2A. THE MEANING

THE WORD "HEALTHY" IS


LITERALLY FROM THE ROOT OF
THE GREEK WORD HAPLOUS
WHICH MEANS "GENEROUS."
USAGE OF THE WORD
“SAPAGKAT ANG DIYOS AY NAGBIBIGAY
NG SAGANA” – JAMES 1:5B
“KUNG PAGBIBIGAY ANG INYONG
KALOOB, MAGBIGAY KA NANG BUONG
PUSO.” ROMA 12:8
“ANG BUKAS PALAD NINYONG
PAGBIBIGAY SA KANILA.” 2 CORINTO 9:13
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THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO COME TO
CHURCH AND NEVER SEEM TO CHANGE.
THEY NEVER GROW, NEVER SEEM TO
LOVE THE WORD, NEVER SEEM TO BE A
WITNESS TO OTHERS, AND NEVER SEEM TO
BE PRODUCTIVE IN THEIR LIFE.
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WHEN I SEE SOMEONE WHO NEVER SEEMS TO
UNDERSTAND OR PERCEIVE SPIRITUAL
REALITIES, I WONDER IF IT ISN'T BECAUSE THEY
ARE SO FOCUSED ON THE EARTH AND
ORIENTED TOWARD EARTHLY TREASURES THAT
THE BLINDS ARE DOWN AND THEY HAVE NO
SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION AT ALL.
20 THOUSAND FOR MY BRAND NEW CAR
60 THOUSAND FOR A PIECE OF SOD
100 THOUSAND I PAID TO BEGIN A HOUSE
50 PESOS I GAVE TO GOD
A TIDY SUM TO ENTERTAIN MY FRIENDS IN POINTLESS
CHATTER.
AND WHEN THE WORLD GOES CRAZY MAD, I ASK, "LORD,
WHAT’S THE MATTER?"
50 PESOS I GAVE TO GOD.
YET THERE IS ONE BIG QUESTION,
FOR THE ANSWER I STILL SEARCH:
WITH THINGS SO BAD IN THIS OLD WORLD,
WHAT’S HOLDING BACK MY CHURCH?
LUCAS 16:11
“ KAYA
11 KUNG HINDI KAYO
MAPAGKAKATIWALAAN SA MGA
KAYAMANAN NG MUNDONG
ITO, SINO ANG MAGTITIWALA SA
INYO NG TUNAY NA
KAYAMANAN?.”
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TO PUT IT ANOTHER WAY, UNTIL YOU TAKE CARE OF
THE VIEW OF MONEY IN YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL
NEVER BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH SPIRITUAL REALITIES.
LUKE 16:11 SAYS THAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW
TO TAKE CARE OF MONEY, WHY WOULD GOD
COMMIT TO YOU THE TRUE RICHES. OUR LORD IS
SAYING THAT THIS ISSUE IS SO BIG THAT IT MAY BE
BLINDING US IN SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION.
MATTHEW 6:23A

“23NGUNIT KUNG MALABO ANG IYONG


PANINGIN, MAPUPUNO NG KADILIMAN
ANG IYONG BUONG KATAWAN. AT KUNG
ANG ILAW MO’Y MADILIM, IKAW NGA AY
TUNAY NA NASA KADILIMAN."
THE EVIL EYE

THE "EVIL EYE" IS A JEWISH


COLLOQUIALISM. THE GREEK WORD
PONEROS IS ACTUALLY USED REGULARLY
IN THE SEPTUAGINT AND IN THE NEW
TESTAMENT TO MEAN "GRUDGING."
DEUTERONOMIO 15:9
“ HWAG
9 NINYONG PAGDADAMUTAN
ANG INYONG KABABAYAN KAPAG
NANGUNGUTANG SIYA SA PANAHONG
MALAPIT NA ANG IKAPITONG TAON NG
PAGPAPATAWAD. KAPAG SILA’Y
TINANGGIHAN NINYO AT DUMAING SILA
KAY YAHWEH, MANANAGOT KAYO SA
KANYA.”
KAWIKAAN 23:6A

“ HWAG
6 KANG MAKIKIKAIN SA
TAONG KURIPOT, NI NANASAIN
MAN ANG MASASARAP NIYANG
PAGKAIN.”
KAWIKAAN 28:22

“ ANG
22 KURIPOT AY
NAGMAMADALING YUMAMAN NI
HINDI INISIP NA KAHIRAPAN AY
DARATAL.”
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IF YOU HURRY TO BE RICH YOU


WILL BE UNGENEROUS,
GRUDGING, AND SELFISH.
IF YOUR HEART IS IN HEAVEN YOU WILL
HAVE A GENEROUS SPIRIT. IF YOUR
TREASURE IS IN EARTH YOU ARE
GOING TO SEE NOTHING BECAUSE
THE BLINDS COME DOWN IN THE
DARKNESS OF YOUR GREED AND
COVETOUSNESS.
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THAT GENEROUS SPIRIT IS LIKE A


SEEING EYE THAT FLOODS YOUR
SPIRITUAL LIFE WITH PERCEPTION.
CONCLUSION:
THE CALL IS TO EXCLUSIVE HEAVENLY-
MINDEDNESS, DEVOTION TO GOD, AND AN
UNDIVIDED LAYING UP OF TREASURE IN
HEAVEN.

HOW YOU HANDLE YOUR MONEY IS THE KEY


TO YOUR SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION.

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