Ephesians 1:18. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
When you got saved, your eyes were enlightened for the first time in your life. Up until then, you were in darkness without the Lord and clueless to the things of God. You were without hope and without God in this world. If that was not you at one point in your life, I doubt whether you really got saved. You need to be lost before you can be found. You need to be on your way to hell before you can be saved from it. The devil blinds the eyes of most of the world. He does not want people to be enlightened.
Getting Used to the Dark
If they were enlightened, they would see their true eternity. Most people don’t really care about eternal things because they are in darkness. The problem is they have grown so comfortable with the dark, they fail to recognize that they do not have light. If they knew the hope that awaits them in heaven, they would not be groping around in the dark. If they knew what riches await them in glory and the inheritance that is out there in the millennium, they would not be worried about the bobbles of this world.
Thank God He Opened Your Eyes
That is why it is so hard to win souls to Christ. They are in darkness and have trouble being convinced they are. They put up the defense shields and say they are fine with the dark and fail to admit there is even such a thing as light. The problem is their understanding has been destroyed by this world. They have been shaped by the devil. You need to thank God every day that he enlightened you and made the way clear for you to get saved. There are many who are not. Thank God he showed you the way and opened your eyes to the gospel.
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