Human tends to assume that when a physical thing is present the functionality applies. Experience proves this wrong. English words are useful in hinting such caution. Today we look at an ordinary word, ‘hear’.
Assumption: those who have ear can hear. But the fact is not so. Some have physical external ear but not the inner part that enables hearing. Others can actually hear with an aid even without the external physiological part. It explains why the verb ‘hear’ consists of the noun ‘ear’ plus a letter ‘h’.
What does the h stand for?
Let’s look at the spiritual aspect. Jesus said, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit say to the churches.” (Revelation 2:7)
Jesus often spoke in parables when teaching the multitude. He also always explained to His disciples their meaning. The Holy Spirit came after Jesus was raised to heaven. The disciples received and understood the words of God because they listened to the Holy Spirit just as they listened to Jesus.
God is Spirit. We can only hear Him in His words by being in union with Jesus in the Spirit. In Christ. In union with His Spirit. Our spirit joined to His Spirit, one spirit with Him.
The h factor is thus a heart factor. When we use our hearts, We hear God perfectly. Our hearts (spiritual part) connect to the spiritual God. Not our physiological parts.
When our spiritual hearing breaks through, our physiological dysfunctional parts break through too.
The h factor really matters and makes a big difference in our lives on earth.
I pray knowing this truth sets free for the abundant life that Jesus has promised and brought to this world for everyone who believes.
1 Corinthians 6:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
John 6:63 New King James Version (NKJV)
63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.