Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is – 1 John 3:2 NLT.
The promise that is stored or locked up in this Scripture is mind-blowing. It’s a promise that has not manifested yet; to the ones who have a revelation of it the sky is the limit. It gives a glimpse into the secret that is twofold: hidden to those who are naive and revealed to those who choose to dig deeper into spiritual mysteries (1 Corinthians 2:10-12).
For now what we say and do is informed by the fact that we know and speak in part. We have but a glimpse of the whole story, we only see the tip that can’t sink the ship. The whole point of Christianity is to see Christ as He is. The enemy’s ploy is to cloud that vision for as long as he can, to be the mist that hinders our journey to our destination. He also brings distractions and storms to shift our focus off Christ.
Matthew 14:22-31 shows what happens when our focus is on Him and how the enemy quickly shifts it. Peter only saw Christ and miraculously walked on water, something he would never have imagined was possible had he not seen Him. As soon as he was seeing Christ as He is the storm came and distracted his vision. You can’t truly see Christ while you are still cognizant of everything and everyone around you.
The enemy’s whole point is to shift your focus and make you forget the ultimate vision, hence when you are not seeking Christ the storms are absent. Notice how when the breakthrough came the storm immediately died down (v32). This is because his whole agenda is to prevent the breakthrough and when he realizes you are already in the boat he disappears. Our pursuit should be to be blind in the flesh and to perceive in the spirit (2 Corinthians 4:18), for the storm is temporary and will be but a forgotten memory (the oxymoron that is our faith).
We need spiritual binoculars that only see the target (Christ) and not the surrounding. The more we focus the lens the clearer the image, the more like Him we become and the more the storms die down (2 Corinthians 3:18). It’s in this precise moment that we truly walk on water.
The whole point of Christianity is to see Christ as He is; the enemy’s ploy is to cloud that vision for as long as he can