Render the hearts of this people insensitive, their ears dull, and their eyes dim. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand [actually the word implies “to discern”] with their hearts, and return and be healed (Isaiah 6:10).
The natural mind is not capable of receiving anything whatsoever from the Spirit of God. The Scriptures are God-breathed, and the breath of God is the Spirit of God. In fact, the breath of God was experienced by all those who penned the sacred writings. In order for that to occur, the individuals who wrote had to have experienced the experience of being moved by the breath, the wind, and the Spirit of God.
But a natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. But the one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is discerned by no one. For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:14-16).
The Spirit of God manifests the presence of God. You cannot know the presence of God purely by logic and reason. The presence of God can only be known by experience, and that experience is tantamount to revelation. Your eyes have to be opened, your heart has to become vibrant and alive, and your ear has to be attuned to a level beyond the normal octaves that the human ear can hear. Jesus Himself quotes the prophet Isaiah in Mark’s Gospel while explaining the parable of the soils and says that the problem with the human condition in its fallen state is that it has affected the eyes, the ears, and the heart of man..
The actual words of Isaiah are as follows:
“Render the hearts of this people insensitive, their ears dull, and their eyes dim. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand [actually the word implies “to discern”] with their hearts, and return and be healed (Is. 6:10).
When the Spirit is released both upon and within people, their eyes, ears, and hearts are opened to a world beyond their limited seeing, hearing, feeling, and discerning. That world is the more real yet invisible world.
When people are brought out of the realm of darkness and ignorance, the realm of the fallen nature and the realm of the powers of darkness, and translated into the Kingdom of God’s beloved Son, the Spirit reveals Him to their hungry hearts, minds, and souls.
Minister Dr. A. Francine Green