Luke 10-11 seeing with Jesus

light in the dark

Jesus speaks of the difference between those who can hear and see and those who cannot. The difference is in the spirit. Only when one is joined to the Lord, and one spirit with Him, one can truly hear and see with understanding of the unseen realm’s reality. It is the Kingdom of God that Jesus speaks of. Sons of God are led by the Holy Spirit. Seeing what Jesus sees requiring the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and a deliberate active submission to Him (who is the Spirit of Christ).

Luke 10 summary: who are the ones who can see? They are Jesus’ disciples, appointed by God, sent out as laborers into His harvest, to preach the Kingdom of God, they listen to Jesus and obey, their names are written in heaven, they receive revelation from Jesus, they have chosen to hear Jesus’ words.

Luke 11 summary: they are the ones who are concerned with following after God’s heart, as Jesus has taught in the prayer His disciples ask Him to teach them. Their lives are about God’s Kingdom, God’s  will, God being exalted. Jesus has provided them with the one key: they can ask God for the Holy Spirit.

How do you know whether you have the Holy Spirit? Jesus uses the example of a lamp. You either have the light or you don’t have. And everybody can see as light cannot be hidden. One positive outcome is that you can see as Jesus expects you to see. Others can see that you can see too. Light cannot be hidden.


Bible verses from Luke 10-11 are quoted in parts, and the boldness of some phrases are added by this writer).

Luke 10

those who can see as Jesus sees:

After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also,[a] and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as…

Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.

16 He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”

17 Then the seventy[e] returned with joy, saying, “Lord,  even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather[f] rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

22 All[g] things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see;

38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’[k] feet and heard His word41 And Jesus[l] answered and said to her (Martha) .. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”


Luke 11

So He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Our Father in heaven,[a]
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.[b]
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.”[c]

13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

28 But He said, More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

33 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”


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