Men As Trees Walking

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Hi M____,
You are right on! Here is the healing you reference in Mar 8.

Mar 8:22  And they come unto Bethsaida. And they bring to him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him.
Mar 8:23  And he took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands upon him, he asked him, Seest thou aught?
Mar 8:24  And he looked up, and said, I see men; for I behold them as trees, walking.
Mar 8:25  Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked stedfastly, and was restored, and saw all things clearly.

You are exactly right. Physical sight symbolizes spiritual ‘sight’ and spiritual knowledge. That story was put there in God’s Word just to let us know that according to the sum of God’s word, spiritual vision is a life- long process which is not accomplished in a ten second sinner’s prayer.

2Pe 3:18  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen.

We all “behold men as trees” under which we can find shade and be nourished of their fruit, while we are “Yet carnal… babes in Christ.” It take many years for most of us to come to see men as the sons of God, and not “after the flesh.” Babes in Christ, still know Christ only “after the flesh.

Dan 4:10  Thus were the visions of my head upon my bed: I saw, and, behold, a tree in the midst of the earth; and the height thereof was great.
Dan 4:11  The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth.
Dan 4:12  The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was food for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the birds of the heavens dwelt in the branches thereof, and all flesh was fed from it.
2Co 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [ him] no more.
1Co 3:1  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
1Co 3:2  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1Co 3:3  For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1Co 3:4  For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I [ am] of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

That is how we “behold men as trees walking.”
Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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