He that hath ears to hear, let him hear (Matt. 11:15 KJV)
When Jesus told His followers that John came in the spirit of Elijah, it was undoubtedly a hard truth for them to assimilate. He added, “he that hath ears to hear, let him hear”. It is evident that those who were listening to Him speak had physical ears. However, not every one of them had spiritual ears that could hear profound spiritual truth.
Just before Jesus made the statement above, He said: “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come” (Matt. 11:14 KJV). He told them “if ye will receive it,” that is if you can receive the truth. Truth is in different levels. Not everyone can handle deep spiritual truths. Our ability to receive and digest and assimilate this spiritual truth is the spiritual ear Jesus was referring to in this text.
The scripture has truths that vary in their depths. The Lord calls some spiritual truth milk meant for babes in the faith, and He calls more profound truths meat that is for the spiritually mature ( Heb. 5:13-14). The Lord had to teach me this principle as a minister. You have to minister truth according to the ears of the hearers. There are treasures in the scriptures regarding all the breakthroughs that many people are looking for. If we have ears, we will hear and receive. The Lord is still saying to us today, that whoever has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit of God is saying.
Declare that “my ears are open, and I hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the Churches”.
APPLY THE WORD
Do you have ears? Do you hear? Do you hear God’s voice in the scriptures? Do you hear God’s voice in your heart? Jesus says those who have ears should hear. Develop your ears. Grow in spiritual maturity.
Pray and ask the Father to help develop your spiritual ears, to be able to receive the profound things God has prepared for you.