Ever Hearing but Understanding Not — Seeing, but Perceiving Not?
“And He said, “Go, and tell this people: “‘Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.’ Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert and be healed.”
Then said I, “Lord, how long?”
And He answered, “Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,” Isaiah 6:9-11.
It’s a strange thought that those who would have eyes to see wouldn’t be able to perceive.
And yet with our eyes we behold the world around us in its many colors and textures in a myriad of different ways.
We also can hear the sounds of birds and the rustling of leaves. There are the sounds of a mountain stream as its waters flow and rush over rocks and branches.
Where would the world be without the sound of a baby crying, or a gentle rain that is heard during the summer time?
And yet with all of the myriad of different sights and sounds that this world can offer us, that is just on the surface of what God is asking us to behold.
For truly a person can have all of their faculties intact and yet still not be able to truly see or hear what the Spirit of God would want to show them.
For without the ability to see and have empathy towards someone then our sight has become diminished.
And I believe that this lack of true eyesight and understanding has now taken hold among a large segment of our population.
For instead of having our eyes opened to see the plight of the downtrodden and the underprivileged, many would rather laud the proud and the arrogant.
The boisterous clamor for our attention at many of the rallies around us, seeking to persuade all to climb upon the wagon of greed and achievement.
For to make this land great again we must then step upon the throats of those who get in our way. It is an insidious thing and it feeds continually upon the fuel of those who join in the clamor.
And yet even more of such a hideous thing is how a pied piper can lull even those who once could hear the voice of the Master. For now, that voice has been slowly turned off.
Now the channel has been turned and the station that is now playing screams its demands in loud decibels.
All of this may even come in the verbiage of some things that sound Godly but don’t be fooled, for they are twisted to suit their own aim.
For it may even come wrapped in the cloth of patriotism and what may well sound good, but its end result is ultimate power and control over all.
“I alone can fix it!”
Ah yes, even those whose words once came from the throne room of God, have now found another source.
They may well still hear the echoed sounds that they knew from the King, but they have now been drowned out by the beating of drums from the one that ushers them on.
So be ever hearing but understand not. Be ever seeing but perceive not.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?