An Eye For The Spirit-Part 1

Posted By on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Walter Beuttler was a Bible School Teacher and powerful man of God who was a part of a great revival in the 1950's - the next several days will feature his article on An Eye for the Spirit.

“And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever: even the Spirit of Truth: whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you, and shall be in you.” John 14:16-17

As I told you this morning from a German translation, “The world cannot receive the Spirit because the world has no eye for the Spirit; no love for the Spirit; no interest.” We lose very many things if we do not have an interest in the Spirit of God or an eye for the Spirit.

I remember the occasion in our school where we had a chapel service. Now the system we had was that the student group that led the service had a faculty advisor. The auditorium was divided into two sections. It was our custom that when the service was finished, the faculty advisor in charge would leave the platform first, and the students on the platform having a part in the service followed him. Then he would lead the group down the center aisle, and the rest of the students would then follow behind, and leave the chapel to the classroom.

One morning I happened to be faculty chairman. The students carried on with the service, and just as the speaker began to get nearer the end of his message, I could distinctly perceive the Lord standing in front of the platform, just a few moments before closing. Obviously, there was a reason why the Lord was there. I did not see Him, not on that occasion; I have seen Him, but not on this occasion, but I could clearly perceive the presence of the Lord.