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  • Spiritual Cataracts Friday PM Ted Kallman
  • Saturday Agenda Session One – Listening the path to Healing Session Two – Is It God’s Will To Heal? Session Three – The Circle Of Belief Session Four – How To Pray With Authority
  • A cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope, varying in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light . Early in the development of age-related cataract the power of the lens may be increased, causing near-sightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and opacification of the lens may reduce the perception of blue colours. Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss and are potentially blinding if untreated.   Definition
  •   Definition (con’t) Cataract derives from the Latin cataracta meaning "waterfall“ and the Greek kataraktes and katarrhaktes , from katarassein meaning "to dash down" ( kata -, "down"; arassein , "to strike, Dash"). As rapidly running water turns white, the term may later have been used metaphorically to describe the similar appearance of mature ocular opacities. In Latin, cataracta had the alternate meaning "portcullis", so it is also possible that the name came about through the sense of "obstruction". Early Persian physicians called the term nazul-i-ah , or 'descent of the water' - vulgarised into waterfall disease or cataract …
  •   Definition (con’t)
  • 1.) Clouding of the lens alters sight 2.) Obstructing the passage of light, it filters light differently due to discoloration 3.) Gradual progression over time – you can compensate with glasses for a while 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains 5.) There is no cure apart from surgical removal Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 1.) Clouding of the lens alters sight Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 1.) Clouding of the lens alters sight Lies alter our perception of reality Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 1.) Clouding of the lens alters sight Lies alter our perception of reality We believe that our clouded view is true Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 1.) Clouding of the lens alters sight Lies alter our perception of reality We believe that our clouded view is true The doctor said “I have Cancer” those are the facts, are you asking me to deny the facts? Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 1.) Clouding of the lens alters sight Lies alter our perception of reality We believe that our clouded view is true The doctor said “I have Cancer” those are the facts, are you asking me to deny the facts? No … but facts are not necessarily the truth Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 2.) Obstructing the passage of light, it filters light differently due to discoloration Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 2.) Obstructing the passage of light, it filters light differently due to discoloration Matthew 6:22 - 23 " The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 3.) Gradual progression over time - you can compensate with glasses for a while Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 3.) Gradual progression over time - you can compensate with glasses for a while Acts 28:27 FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYE S; OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYE S, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM. Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains Mark 8:17-19 17And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? "HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE? AND HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR? And do you not remember, when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?" They said to Him, "Twelve." Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains Mark 8:20-21 20"When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven."   21 And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?" Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains Mark 8:20-21 20"When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven."   21 And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?" Can’t you see? Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains Psalm 103:7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains Psalm 103:7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. -or- The children of Israel observed (or saw) the acts of God, Moses knew His ways. Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 5.) There is no cure apart from surgical removal Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 5.) There is no cure apart from surgical removal Luke 24:16 But their eye s were prevented from recognizing Him. Luke 24:31 Then their eye s were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. Characteristics of Cataracts
  • 5.) There is no cure apart from surgical removal Mark 8:22-26 And they came to Bethsaida And they brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him. 23 Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"  24And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around."  25Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.  26And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village." Characteristics of Cataracts
  • Scripture regarding eyes Psalm 6:7     My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries. Psalm 19:8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eye s.
  • 1.) Clouding of the lens alters sight 2.) Obstructing the passage of light, it filters light differently due to discoloration 3.) Gradual progression over time – you can compensate with glasses for a while 4.) True vision is not possible while the Cataract remains 5.) There is no cure apart from surgical removal Characteristics of Cataracts
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