Those Things Which Ye See

From The Primitive Baptist Jun 2020

Elder Mark Green

Luke 10.23-24, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them"

What was it that the disciples had seen that had been desired by the prophets and kings of old? The preceding verse tells us: "No man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him." To know the identity of the Son is a precious thing indeed. How many false gods and false messiahs have been worshipped down through the ages? Men have concocted every sort of deity and supposed deliverer to please their religious inclinations.

The men mentioned in this verse seem to have had a sincere, God-given desire to know the answers to these questions. They were great men, notable men; but notwithstanding that fact, their natural positions did not give them the knowledge they desired. That knowledge can come only by the revelation of God.

After fire had come down from heaven to Mt. Carmel in the days of Elijah, the people of Israel cried, "The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God." Jehovah was his name. Baal had been proven to be an utter imposter and the God of Israel to be the true God of heaven. What a blessing to know that fact! What a great privilege to know that Jehovah, the great I AM, is the living and true God.

Likewise, consider what a wonderful thing it is to know that Jesus is the name of the Savior. We do not have to guess who is the Deliverer of the elect people of God. The angel told Joseph that his name would be Jesus, because He would deliver his people from their sins. He was named Savior because He was a savior.

Jesus was the one who had been prophesied all the way back to the garden of Eden. Mighty men upon the earth have desired to know that fact, and the poor, afflicted people of God today have the knowledge that they desired. Blessed indeed were the eyes of the disciples who were able to gaze upon their Savior, and blessed are our spiritual eyes, as we have been able to see Him in our hearts, high and lifted up.