Luke 11:34-35 “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
The thing that brings light, illumination, or understanding to the body or the mind is the eye; which can be the physical eyes or the eyes of the mind. Our eyes, whether they are our physical eyes or the eyes of our mind, bring understanding to what is before us. But that understanding can be darkness, or rather that understanding can be evil. And when our understanding or our light is evil, we remain in darkness. When the thing that brings light or understanding to us is “single”, we have light and not darkness. And how is our “eye” single and not evil?
James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
A single eye represents a mind of understanding that is not double minded. Having a single eye of understanding represents the duality of understanding that has been folded together and there is now only one understanding. There are no longer contradictions. The greater light dissolves the lesser light. The spiritual understanding dissolves the carnal understanding.
Romans 8:7 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”
The carnal mind represents the eye of the mind that is still double and not yet single. The carnal mind is the evil eyes of the mind (Luke 11:34).
2 Corinthians 3:6 “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
The word “letter” here means a letter of a sacred writing, i.e. scripture. When the letter is seen with the carnal mind, it kills rather than gives life.
Romans 7:14 “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.”
The letter of the scripture is the natural carnal interpretation and this interpretation kills. But the scripture is also spiritual, and can be read spiritually. But keep in mind, the “letter” is still spoken carnally. See 1 Corinthians 3 below.
1 Corinthians 3:1 “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”
The letter of the Bible or the scriptures is written so that the “babies in Christ” can begin to understand. The words are like milk to a baby, until the baby can be weaned of the milk and begin to eat meat. Once the baby is weaned, the words become spiritual and the carnal interpretation (milk) is no longer used [remember, because it kills].
Hebrews 5:13 “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.”
Again, the words of the Bible are milk, and this milk of the letter is carnal and remains carnal until it can be seen spiritually (2 Corinthians 3:6). And those that continue to use the milk to learn from is unskilled or rather not spiritually interpreting it as it should be seen.
The transforming of the words from carnal to spiritual, from dual meaning to only spiritual meaning, is the combining our eyes into one focal point or one understanding, or the single eye (Luke 11:34).
John 9:39 “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.”
The word “judgment” here represents our understanding. Proper judgment or understanding is the closing of our carnal eye (“see not”), so that our spiritual eye “might see”. And then once we “might see”, our mind is blinded to sin (John 9:41).
Genesis 1:15 “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”
There are indeed two lights in this world; a carnal light and a spiritual light. Which one of your eyes is your dominant eye?