SEEING THINGS UNSEEN
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Living in a consciousness outside of reality; conscious that reality is everyone else’s “real;” conscious that it was once mine as well! Realizing that this “outside” consciousness is where all is destined, and shall in its true reality present eternity to all. For all things shall be made new. Revelation 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
And that new reality shall perfect all present spirituality. For we shall be brought finally and completely to God, who is spirit. And he seeks only such to worship him. John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
We even now look not at that which is seen, but at that which is invisible. But that which is now invisible shall then be the visible forever! And that which is now seen shall be done away with forever! For that which the Apostle Paul was made conscious of in his transition into the third heaven was of no edifying use to those bound by present reality! 2 Corin. 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
Even the resurrected Christ, upon his ascension, had to leave us in the care of the Holy Spirit for our transition up to both his presence and likeness later! For we, by the Spirit, are being made more and more like him, and not him like unto us!
And it shall be that one glimpse of him in that eternal glorious state shall change us every one into the reality of his glorious consciousness! 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
For it was “seeing” the Son by the eye of faith that caused us to have effectual belief! John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. It was seeing his glory that granted the disciples belief! John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
It is always that spiritual sight, that living in a consciousness outside reality, which grants soul changing sanctification! 2 Corin. 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. And the knowledge of the glory is only seen in his face revealed to us. 2 Corin. 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
So on the very first eternal day, faith, which sees the invisible (Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.), shall be changed to sight; that is, the sight which is then eternal consciousness! 1 Corin. 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Bro. Gene Breed. April 10, 2012.