October 2019 Newsletter - "Blind Spots (Scotoma)" by Roni Burton, MD
Hi everyone. Most of us are familiar with the term “blind spot” as it relates to our cars, that area in the side view mirror where it looks clear but there is danger there. Now there are “electronic eyes” that assist to reduce the risk of an accident but still require that we have “eyes to see” (Matt 13:15). In the natural, without keen vision at a certain level, one is not allowed to drive a motor vehicle. There are certain medical conditions that will disqualify one from driving, and among them is poor vision. The Word says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” (Prob 29:18). When it comes to driving, there can be spots in the vision that can be as deadly as having no vison, i.e. scotoma. We are required to have no spots, wrinkles, or blemishes in our understanding (vision) of the Scriptures; that is, we are to have the spiritual understanding of the Word, the revelation of Christ. Thus, in Ephesians 5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
In medicine, there are many conditions that can cause loss of vision, including but not limited to migraines, strokes, eye injury, neurological conditions, vascular problems etc. The healing of our souls, our spiritual vision, depends on three things. There must be conversion first by getting eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to perceive the mysteries in the parables, which leads to my process of healing (Matt 13:15). The Word (Torah) is spiritual (Rom 7:14), and it’s the engrafted Word that heals my soul (James 1:21). Origen says, “Because the WORD and its healing power is stronger than all the evils in the soul, He applies this to each one according to God’s will; and the end of all things is the elimination of evil.” (1) That means all blinds spots, scotomas, are removed from our souls no matter what the cause, as we allow the Holy Spirit to wash us in the revelation of the WORD. The apostle John understood the message and declared to us his experience, “that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness (scotoma) at all.” (1 John 1:5; emphasis added). Let’s “walk in the light as He is in the Light…” (1 John 1:7).
1. Spirit and Fire, The Cunning of Love, page 342, section 953.
2. All scripture references King James Version of the Bible.