18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among that which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Let’s understand the context of this chapter and then dig into it further. The Apostle Paul makes the good news of God’s redeeming work very clear in this verse as he shares his testimony with King Agrippa and Festus, the Governor. Paul said that not only had God provided forgiveness of sins through Jesus, but He would open spiritually blind eyes to God’s truth, give an inheritance, and sanctify them by faith in Jesus.
Festus responded that Paul was insane…just plain mad. King Agrippa, however, was closer to hearing the revelation of the truth Paul shared. He told Paul that he was almost persuaded him to become a Christian. Neither the King nor the Governor saw any reason that Paul be sentenced to death or bonds (prison) and released him to Caesar.
Opening spiritually blinded eyes can’t be accomplished apart from God revealing Himself and His Love and provision to you and me and anyone else. If you haven’t received the revelation that God has provided healing through Jesus, you won’t see Him as your healer. If you haven’t received the revelation that the New Covenant of God’s Grace is in operation and available for you today, you won’t be able to walk in all that God has for you.
Let’s keep our eyes open to see God’s truth and power and not be spiritually blinded to God’s goodness and provision.
See the truth in God’s Word, receive it in your heart, and then feeding on that as you walk each day. The more you are conscious of everything that Jesus has done for you, the less you’ll walk in condemnation and guilt because “there is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus”.
As you continue feeding on God’s Word, you’ll be less conscious of your human inadequacies and more conscious of the power of Jesus working in you. He has sanctified you by faith in Him—that’s trusting and believing. You are no longer spiritually blind. Rejoice in God’s goodness and power in your life today.