‘You have eyes–can’t you see? You have ears–can’t you hear?’ Don’t you remember anything at all? When I fed the 5,000 with five loaves of bread, how many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?” “Twelve,” they said.” And when I fed the 4,000 with seven loaves, how many large baskets of leftovers did you pick up?” “Seven,” they said. “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked them.
We may wonder in amazement wishing to use our five senses to experience these things the disciples saw. When we hear about the miracles in the bible, in our minds we can see Jesus in action performing these miracles. Had we been there using the five senses that God gave us seeing the miracles happen right in front of us, according to Jesus we still might not have eyes to see and ears to hear. The pharisees had ask Jesus to give them a sign proving His authority from God and Jesus warned the disciples to beware of this type of thinking, which can become a leaven and spread adversely through your mind, will and emotions. The disciples saw the miracles of God all around them and showing their lack of understanding, when they heard this statement from Jesus, began worrying about forgetting to bring something to eat.
We must take up the shield of faith and not be married to our five senses, expecting that is the way we will see Jesus actively working miraculous blessings in our lives. Jesus told the apostle Thomas: “Because you have seen me (using one of your five senses), you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen (John 20:29) (“not” using their five senses to believe) and yet have believed.” It does not take our five senses to see Jesus like it did for Thomas, it takes faith.
Five Senses; Touch, Taste, Feel, Hear and See
We place a lot of faith in what we can prove with our five senses, which really isn’t faith. Sometimes we think if it doesn’t make sense, we discount it into non-reality for our situation then believe it can’t happen for us. There is a realm of the spirit where God can operate in your life and these things must be discerned by the spirit for the natural man cannot understand them. (1 Corinthians 2:14) With this in mind we have to bridle our tongue and tame it to be in agreement with Gods Word to see the things of the Spirit operating in our lives.
Replace Your Five Senses with Faith
We all want to see the miraculous happen with our five senses. Like the pharisees, the leaven might begin to cause desire to see and hear proof that these miracles are reality when trying to believe by faith. Jesus was warning this demand for proof can become a dangerous leaven that will cause the opposite of what we desire, since faith and proof cannot mix until after faith has completed.
Beloved, when we see and hear of the miracles in the Bible know that the same can happen in your life today. Don’t expect your five senses to guide you, instead live by faith and see and hear in your spirit what Gods Word says. Believe that God loves you and He is able to do exceeding and abundantly above anything you can think, hope or ask. (Ephesians 3:20-21) Remember it is according to the power that is working in you; make that power “faith power” and not “five senses power”. Don’t let your five senses lead you into disagreement with Gods Word.