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Divine Eyewear

Perspective Spiritual Warfare Word of God


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Contributed By: David Stough | Date Posted: 2024-06-07

Scripture: Psalms 119:18 ; Hebrews 4:12

Author: David Stough


On April 8, 2024, the world stood in awe as God put on a great, cosmic show in the form of a total eclipse of the sun.

According to NASA and,

The great North American total solar eclipse of April 8 [2024] is over, but remember: Never observe the sun without proper protection. Get a pair of safe solar eclipse glasses from reputable dealers ... to ensure you and your family remain safe when observing future solar eclipses.

If you were actually going to see the moon eclipse the sun you had to put on a pair of specially made glasses. If you decided you were going to do it your way to look at the eclipse without proper eyewear, not only would it appear as nothing more than a big, bright blur, but your eyes would stand to suffer severe damage.

So in other words, to observe the sun, you need special glasses to not only see clearly, but to see safely.


In much the same way, we need God's spiritual glasses to clearly see Him and the world of activity, circumstances, and experiences all around us. 

Our spiritual eyes were opened the day He touched us and we believed, but the need for us to daily see His will in our lives requires us to put on the glasses He has provided in His word.

The problem we all have, even if we are already believers in Christ, is that we have a distorted view of what God wants us to see. We go through life ignoring divine perspective. 

As we face trials of all sorts that cause us pain, or aggravation, or even anger in us, we struggle to make sense of it all. Yet here are spiritual battles going on all around us. If we could physically see the spiritual world, we would be like the shepherds who saw the angels at Christ's birth and were greatly afraid. We are a part of a greater reality than our 5 senses can perceive. 

Only in putting on the glasses of divine perspective, afforded through the Word of God, can we clearly (and safely!) navigate the challenges of life. 

"Open my eyes [to spiritual truth] so that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law" (Psalms 119:18, Amplified Bible).

"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12, ESV).



"The Moscow Rules"

Satan Spiritual Warfare Submission


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Contributed By: Neal Pollard | Date Posted: 2018-12-29

Scripture: James 4:7 ; 2 Corinthians 2:11

Author: Neal Pollard


Once, while I was in the Washington, D.C., area holding a gospel meeting, I had the privilege of going through the International Spy Museum near Chinatown.   Having an avid interest in both military history and the former Soviet Union, I was thrilled at the opportunity. 

Although the museum displays how ancient the espionage game is, the greater part of the exhibits covers just the last 100 years.  There is a whole section of the museum devoted to espionage during the Cold War.  This period of intense espionage developed it's own “ten commandments” of spying (some say there are forty or more).  The museum itself published ten of these so-called "Moscow Rules."

Some of these rules include:  “assume nothing,” “don’t look back,” “there is no limit to a human being’s ability to rationalize the truth,” “maintain a natural pace,” “…if it feels wrong, it is wrong….”   

Former CIA operative Jonna Mendez, as well as countless others, is quick to say that these rules are used by agents around the globe today.  Many of these rules boil down to trusting instincts.


Whereas Christians battle a foe that will not collapse or capitulate until the Lord returns, we have been given rules of engagement that we must follow for our own spiritual preservation in, as our foe is the most formidable of them all (see 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Corinthians 11:14; Revelation 2:10; etc.).

We need to mature to the point of having our powers of discernment trained (cf. Hebrews 5:14).  This will give us the kind of instincts we need to be most aware of our enemies tactics (cf. 2 Corinthians 2:11).  We should not become paranoid or see problems where they do not exist, but we must not let our guard down either. 

God’s Word will protect us and serve us heroically in this terrific battle (cf. Ephesians 6:17), but only if we know how to use it properly.

"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7). 

((( Hate Symbol )))

Hatred Spiritual Warfare Second Coming

Source: “What the Newest Hate Symbol Says About Internet Culture,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, TIME, June 10, 2016

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-09-21

Scripture: Matthew 25:33

Author: Illustration Exchange


Jonathan A. Greenblatt, for TIME, reports:

The (((echo))) symbol, typically consisting of two or more pairs of parentheses used around someone’s name to signify that the person is Jewish, is not entirely new. It was created during a 2014 anti-Semitic podcast. But anti-Semites have been using it with increasing frequency to target journalists thought to be Jewish. This could come in a retweet or a reply, typically accompanied with nasty comments and even serious threats. Its use became so widespread that the Anti-Defamation League, of which I’m the CEO, officially categorized it as a hate symbol.


One of the effects of the internet has been to provide an outlet for people to express their darker thoughts, so it should surprise no one to find it used as a tool for anti-Semitism.  As terrible as it is that Jews should be singled out this way, it’s actually appropriate that anti-Semitism should be symbolized by an echo symbol.

Anti-Semitism has a long history, echoing from one generation to another. Sadly, the Bible tells us this hatred will continue until the coming of Messiah. That’s when Jesus will put an abrupt end to the worldwide persecution of the Jewish people. Then he will separate the “sheep” from the “goats,” the sheep being those who will act in faith, feeding and sheltering God’s chosen people, and the goats being those who will (((echo))) the anti-Semitism passed on to them from previous generations. 

“He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.  "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” (Matthew 25:33-35).

Temporary Blindness

Spiritual Warfare Spiritual Blindness Satan

Contributed By: Thomas Bevers | Date Posted: 2016-04-28

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:4 ; Mark 4:19

Author: Thomas Bevers

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Shooting At Rubber Dummies

Spiritual Warfare Apologetics Satan

Contributed By: Ryan Strother | Date Posted: 2015-10-27

Scripture: Ephesians 6:12

Author: Ryan Strother

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Cheyenne Dog Soldiers

Courage Spiritual Leadership Spiritual Warfare

Contributed By: Scott Roberts | Date Posted: 2015-09-25

Scripture: Joshua 1:6 ; 1 Kings 2:1

Author: Mike Ford / Scott Roberts

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Fish Do Not Live On Bread Alone

Word of God Assurance Spiritual Warfare

Contributed By: Vicente Bejo | Date Posted: 2015-07-17

Scripture: Matthew 4:4

Author: Vicente Bejo

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Turn the World Around

Worldly Mindset Spiritual Warfare Transformation

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2015-02-16

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:3

Author: Unknown

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Absolute Power

Power Hungry Sin Nature Spiritual Warfare

Contributed By: Mitchell Dillon | Date Posted: 2014-08-14

Author: Lord Acton / Mitchell Dillon

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Scientist Invent A Blackness So Dark It Cannot Be Seen

Evil Spiritual Warfare Deceived/Deception

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-07-28

Scripture: Ephesians 6:12 ; 2 Corinthians 11:15

Author: Illustration Exchange

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