Finally, Jesus instructs the lukewarm to: “anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:18)
“Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.” (John 9:10-11)
When we anoint our eyes with the eyesalve that Jesus provides we will be able to see spiritual things that we did not see before. The anointing we need is the “single” and “only” fervent love for Jesus, his plan, and his work. The lukewarm are too busy with the “riches” of this life to properly focus their love, time and devotion where it needs to be. Jesus is speaking about the eye of the heart’s desire!
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:19-24)
The light of the church is the burning love for Jesus. If that love-eye is not “single” for Jesus, then the condition is described as “evil” and “full of darkness.” The reason Jesus describes it this way is because, like the Ephesus church, the lukewarm have left their first love, and the consequence is that Jesus will “remove thy candlestick out of his place.” (see Revelation 2:5) Without the light of the true bride of Christ’s fervent and faithful love, the place of worship becomes dark. Without the true light, there will be no revelation to souls of their eternal needs!
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:17-18)
How’s your eyes? Do you have a “single” love-eye for the Lord in obeying his commandments and seeking the lost? Do you need Jesus to anoint your eyes?