Isaiah 6:9-10 NKJV
And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand.
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ “Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy and shut their eyes lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return and be healed.”
Obviously, the Lord was frustrated with Israel when he spoke through Isaiah. There is an important lesson in this prophecy that we all can learn from. He spoke of their spiritual ears, eyes and understanding malfunctioning. The latter part of verse 10 says, “Lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return and be healed.” God reveals that being alert with our spiritual senses affects our ability to be healed. Often our healing can be manifested when we hear or see in the spiritual realm what God wants us to do. Sometimes it comes because our spiritual understanding is open and we receive a revelation of the Word – not in our heads but in our hearts. The Israelites had gotten away from their relationship with God and this resulted in their being dull spiritually and therefore unable to receive their healing. There is no getting around the need to stay close to God and be alert spiritually. This walk we have with God is not a fast food type operation. It is a fine dining experience where we come in, not in a hurry, take our time and ponder the menu and engage in conversation about the food. We find out what is on special for the day and decide what we would like to have. Then we enjoy each course of freshly prepared food made specifically for us according to our order. This is more like the way our relationship with God is supposed to be. Fast food joints is usually the same old thing day after day, prepared in advance with little or no concern for our well-being. It is usually served fast and eaten in a hurry with very limited conversation with those doing the serving. That type of eating is not healthy for our physical bodies. That type of eating spiritually is not healthy for our relationship with God. We must see our feasting at God’s table more like a fine dining experience if we are going to get the most out of it. God usually has something special and will cook up fresh just what we need each day when we come and dine with Him.