This post is about eyes, but it begins with . . .
Man’s Spirit – Man’s spirit or True Self is held in tension between worlds of contradictions. Until he is born again, he lives in ignorance of this reality. He does not even know who he is much less who God is.
Until man is born again, God is some best version of man himself. Man’s spirit or True Self is a receiver. Whatever is taught is understood at various levels according to the inner, psychological and spiritual maturity. It does little good to assert to doctrine or Scripture passages and, because people assent to them, it’s typical to assume any existential knowledge of what they are talking about.
For example, you can believe in the presence of God, and be totally incapable of any presence yourself. The result is there is no inner transformation of self. Man will use biblical doctrines for ego enhancement purposes and control, but will remain unchanged.
Isaiah 29:13 “And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.”
The third eye – This condition of primal tension held in place by opposing views continues throughout his life on earth, but after the new birth, he lives with the power to make the right choices, so he is not powerless against the darkness that provides for confusion.
Everything we see with our eyes is an example of reconciling differences. Each eye captures the same inverted image from different perspectives and is reconciled by the brain into a perfect singular image. The metaphor of man’s brain creating a third eye is one powerful example of man seeing accurately with his new spirit in a world where everything is seen from differing viewpoints.
Man tries to reconcile everything he looks at in his life without God. By reconciling, I mean trying to fit all the pieces together or making sense of life’s challenges and changes. Seeing life through a dualistic polarity mind is maddening. James calls this a double mindedness.
What he cannot sort out satisfactorily is discarded as trash while hurling his favorite expletives. Trying to make sense of life when it does not easily do so is a preoccupation he refuses to give up. He must channel all of his life through his spirit, viz., submit all of life’s claims and demands at the feet of Jesus who Alone can give him rest.