SEEING DIFFERENTLY by Pastor Olaolu Adeniyan


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Topic: “SEE DIFFERENTLY” delivered by Pastor Olaolu Adeniyan

Anchor: Isaiah 43:18-20

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. 

Behold (See), I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, 

I want to begin today’s teaching with Ted Engstrom folk tale, gleaned (picked up) from the North American High Plains Indians. The story tells of a warrior who found an eagle’s egg that had tumbled out of its nest. Curious about what would happen; he took the egg and placed it in the nest of a Prairie Chicken. The Eaglet hatched with the brood of Prairie Chicken chicks, and grew up with them. All his life, the foundling eagle, seeing itself and thinking it was a Prairie Chicken, did what Prairie Chickens do. He scratched in the dirt for seeds and insects to eat, it thinks and pursue shallow mindedly. He clucked and cackled. And when he flew, he flew with a brief thrashing of wings and a flurry of feathers no more than a few dozen yards at a time and never more than three or four feet off the ground. After all, that’s how Prairie Chickens fly so that’s how he flew. Years passed. And the foundling eagle grew very large and very powerful, and though he certainly didn’t look like a Prairie Chicken he acted like one, because all it could see itself as a chicken. It couldn’t see its strength, great ability, sharp eyesight to envision afar of… One day, it (the eagle) happened to look up and saw a magnificent bird far above the prairie grass. Hanging with graceful majesty on the powerful wind currents, it soared with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings. “What a beautiful bird!” exclaimed the foundling eagle to a fellow Prairie Chicken. “What is it?”

“That’s an eagle – the greatest of birds,” clucked the Prairie Chicken in reply. “But don’t give him a second thought. You could never be like him.” Waaho! The greatest of the birds stooping so low to rank amongst the chicken due to lack of insight into whom it is. The eagle sees inferiority of itself because it allowed its instinct capture the wrong conclusive opinions and reactions of other hens and birds (people) in the neighbourhood. So the foundling eagle went back to scratching for seeds and bugs and never gave the flying eagle it saw soaring higher a second thought. And he died thinking he was a Prairie Chicken. The moral of the story is that you become what you see and believe yourself to be.

When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a Prairie Chicken, or do you see an Eagle? How do you believe God sees you? With what mirror are you viewing yourself? Is it with the mirror of God’s word or the mirror of people’s opinions and conclusions? Think about this.

I want you to know God created eye in every man with the sole purpose of showing us that we must see and it is important to see. But seeing goes beyond our two eyes. Seeing comes from the mind but it is with our eyes we picture what our minds has been able to capture. Seeing begins from the mind and not from the physical eyes.

Also Understand, that our eyes are also the channel through which our minds capture what has been pictured. What the mind captures is what defines & determines who we are, what we respond to, how we respond to the things capture and the result our lives experience.

God wants us to choose from today to see differently if His promises will be fulfilled in & over our lives. Every man runs towards what he has picture with his eyes and what his mind has capture, e.g. the sport runner runs for the prize. God himself speaking to us says, keep looking unto Jesus, the author & the finisher of your faith.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12:1-2

 God wants us to stop seeing the exact ways & things the worldly, unbelieving, people wants to see and you, start showing them how powerful & real the words & promises of God can be if only we can capture through our faith God’s word we have picture.

God wants you to stop seeing impossibilities with and around your life, He wants you to stop seeing yourselves as failures, bastards, good for nothing fellow, vagabond. God wants you to stop seeing yourself as accursed set of people. God wants you to stop seeing yourself as the ‘can’t do well’. It has been proven that many came into the conclusions of what they can or cannot amount to just by the function of how people sees & defines them in the society. There are also so many that are remaining poor just by the conclusion they have come into by how limitedly they see themselves.

Stop seeing that the national Nigeria & Africa as a continent cannot be positively changed.

Remember, you are created in the image of God, which means you can think as God would, see into the same innovation & inspirations with God.

Originally at creation, God created man to see him and commune with him in all purified state. But something went wrong; man lost his God designed in-sight.

  • How did man loss his sight? Man lost it through Sin. The moment man picked Satan’s Identification Number and disobeyed God’s instructions, they lost God’s sight gene or retina in them. God is saying in Isaiah 33:15 & 17,

“He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppression, that shakes his hands off from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shut his eyes from seeing evil; then your eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.”

If we can choose to turn away from holding sin,& shut our eyes from seeing evil, he says He will show us vision about our future that bring us to that desired end.

  • In whom can/has our sight been restored to see what God is saying & capture with eyes of our mind of faith all God’s Spirit brings to us? It is only In Christ Jesus. That is the reason you must decide for Jesus today. To believe in him with your heart and confess with your mouth that He is your Saviour.
  • What needs to happen to our eyes before it can catch up with God’s revelations for our transformation? The Touch of God’s Anointing through the Holy Spirit.

Seeing does not happen until our eyes of our mind become unitedly focused with our outer physical eyes. Without a regenerated mind which has been transformed through the saving grace of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, we can’t see into the mind & promises of God’s word. That means we just be living by what we see by our physical eyes that lacks in the ability of God to envision a glorious future. That’s one of the reasons why people are so depressed, and that’s why the future never becomes a reality.

How to see differently?

  • Change all you having been looking with your physical eyes & capturing with your minds. Starting from now, begin to look at the word of God that lives & abides forever, capture with your mind of faith the en-grafted word of God.
  • See into all God has for you and begin to address yourself & all situations you find yourself as God sees them.
  • Determine to just go beyond viewing the surface, trust the holy Spirit towards taking you into deep revelations of innovations, creativity, mind blowing ideas already packaged in you by God at creation.

See & say to yourself, i am special, wonderfully made by God.

I have also studied that people confesses repeatedly what they choose to consciously or unconsciously or illusively see.

Illusion at times could come as a result of demonic of witch craft manipulations. That is why when you are under this satanic bondage & oppression you don’t see & say positive things about yourself, future & destiny. I have good news it is for this purpose that Jesus Christ manifest that He may destroy the works of the devil in your life. Make a choice to see Jesus as your only means of deliverance & liberation from satanic veil & demonic manipulations.

Capture with your mind in agreement the Holy Spirit, the vision of the future he has designed for you… Keep fixing your eyes of the mind on the possibility power of God to fulfill all He has designed in you and assigned you to accomplish upon the face of the earth.

One of the most important things that I ever discovered was the power of a sight & in-sight. Your sight view determines your size and also determines what comes to you. “I believe that in every seed there’s a forest, but only those who can come to this insight can & will patiently picture the right environment for the seed, plant the seed, and keep watering the seed till the fruits are produced. If you have an apple seed, in that apple seed is an apple tree that will produced so many apples on that apple tree. So, in that one seed you really have a forest. This is how you must see yourself. There are great potential nations and innovations in you. Do not allow the devil kill the great mighty eagle in you. Your present state may be pleasant, as my Spiritual mentor, bishop Olusesan Adeniyan will always say, Evil times does not appear forever for God’s children living in righteousness. See pass beyond all unpleasantness. See into God’s destination of glory for you.

To get the glorious future forest of Apple out of a seed which i likened to you, change your sight for it is the determinant of your size. Refuse to see yourself as inferior. See your entire size to be the size of the living God you serve.

“True positive sight is what result into great insight that brings you to vision. Vision is a source of hope; it’s the source of courage; it’s the source of perseverance in the midst of difficulty.”

“What you capture from your mind determines what you truly see, what you see form what you believe in, what you believe in creates an environment in your life and in your heart. It also creates how you react & respond to what you see.  Vision really is God exposing the true environment of your life to you in the midst of your present environment. In other words, you see your real self as God shows you.

“You cannot guide a ship that’s parked. Don’t give up on your life yet, give it in to Jesus. So you find in the book of Proverbs, chapter 16, a very interesting statement made by God. It says, ‘The heart of man makes his plans, and the Lord directs the steps of the plan.’ We’re basically saying, ‘I’m waiting on God.’ God would say, ‘I’m really waiting on you. Why don’t you tell me what you want to do with your life? Show me what’s in your heart. You can only show God what you have been able to capture from the scriptures. God says if you dwell in me and my words dwell in you, you shall ask the father what you desire and it shall be granted.

God wants you to have an insight into all He is doing for your life. For God’s intended plans to be fulfilled over your life. God says in Isaiah 40 “SEE with the eyes of faith.

“People think that their dream is outside of them. So, they go looking for prophets – wanting somebody to prophesy to them, going to some fetish native doctors, some milk money making crusade, some meeting, some religious leader. You’ll never find it that way. God hid your future in a place where He knew you couldn’t miss it. He hid it within you. You have to position yourself in the love of Jesus & the Anointing of the Holy Spirit to locate the Real You God hid in the inside of you.

Stop looking outside what you ought to be looking for within. Most times, to see deeply & clearly the treasure within, you need a moment of solitude where you are praying for guidance, meditating on God’s word. You must not allow external interference to affect the place of internal coherence with God. When you allow external interference in the place of internal coherence, it will lead to calamity. Your sight will dim & you will be unable to catch up with heavenly revelation for your life.

“So what do you desire to do? What do you really want to be as a person? You need to stop and document that; write it down; make a plan; and then God says, ‘I’ll direct your steps.’ See Prov.3:5-7

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

Sight is a function of the eyes that connects deep with the mind while vision is a function of the heart captured as a result of what your eyes has picture through revelation.

Vision is seeing the future before it comes into being (Hebrews 11:1).

Vision is the ability to see farther than your eyes can look.

It is vision that makes the unseen visible and the unknown possible.


God does not speak to you about where you are He speaks to you about where you are going because where you are going is far more important than where you are. You need to keep seeing this. Picture this with your eyes & Capture this truth in your mind of faith.

Jeremiah 1:5, Genesis 12 -Abraham. Genesis 37-Joseph; Judges 6:12-Gideon.


Isaiah 6:1- You have to see God as high and lifted up. Ephesians 3:20 Exceedingly!

Not just a God that is good for emergencies and problems!

Your vision determines your destiny. Don’t act or see as the children of Israel saw themselves before the Sons of Anak in (Numbers 13:33) and they said we were in our own sight as grasshoppers! See differently. The multitude voice is not always right; God’s voice is the only truth that must be followed.

How you capture the picture of your vision is the key to your successful future.

3: SEE THAT YOUR FUTURE LIES WITHIN YOU. Begin instant exploration of it with the Holy Spirit. Your future is not ahead of you, rather it lies within you. So, the decisions  you take and act on today, create your tomorrow (Isaiah 1:19)


Stop wishing you were somebody else. Psalm 139:14 says you are fearfully and wonderfully made …

God has given everything you need for what he called you to do (Exodus 31:1-6) – Bezaleel and Oholiab.

The LORD said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. 

And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: 

This is not the season in your life, to hate yourself. This is the season to discover yourself. Appreciate what makes you unique.

You have too much purpose to fulfill for God. It’s not the time to be wishing for untimely death.  You will die when you have finished and not a day before.


Proverbs 3:5-7 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.

6: VISION REQUIRES ACTION TO BECOME A REALITY! SEE THAT YOU ARE able in God & with God to Achieve Success in your Vision.

“If what you saw in your vision is not what you see now, then what you see is always temporary. So you enjoy what you’re doing now with all your heart because it’s preparation for the next phase. Keep on seeing & saying the next phase of my life will be better than the past.

Then believe that you carry a vision; believe that it can come to pass; and then start acquiring the necessary tools and the principles by which the vision can come to pass. Then finally take practical steps of wisdom & careful diligence that you can start with right now. ‘Cause some people say, ‘I’ve got a big dream, but where do I start? I’m broke; I have no resources, no people, no contacts.’ I say, ‘Look, you’ve got the greatest asset in the world to begin with. You’ve got God; you have your own mind and your own self. You & God are your best raw materials for the actualization of your visions.

“When you connect that self to Him then you connect yourself to unlimited resources. When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.”

Where there is no vision the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

Waaho! Halleluiah you are born to succeed see yourself as a success,

Deuteronomy 28:13 says And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

Stop seeing yourself as the victim, you are a victor. God’s words says

in 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome  them: because greater  is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Stop seeing yourself as a chicken/hen. See yourself as an eagle and soar in higher frequency of intimacy with God.

Stop seeing yourself as a sex tool & object of immorality, your worth is much more valuable in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 6:20 & 23 says For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

If you are bless by this message, do forward to us you comment to know how this message has profited you. Do with us this Sunday by 9am at Holy Ghost & power Mission, aka Halleluiah Assembly at Plot 5, Makinde close, Agarawu park, off Ilo-Awela Road, toll gate, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.



◆Lord Anoint my eyes to see clearly from hence forth.

◆Jesus save me from the grip of sin that keeps my focus away from Jesus Christ.

◆I destroy all Satanic blind fold & witch craft fashioned against me.

◆I re-write my destiny by the word of God.



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