2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look 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.
Scripture declares that what we see is temporary and the things we can not see are eternal.
There are some things that can not be seen except in the spirit. Natural sight can be deceiving because what we see is not always what we see.
No doubt, the Christian life has its trials, test, persecutions, rejections and on and on. Sometimes it seems to be a constant battle.
With the natural eyes we tend to see what is before us, but with the spiritual eyes we see that which is not before us through the Spirit.
We are reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7- For we walk by faith, not by sight. This does not mean that faith is walking blindly and not knowing where you are going or what you believe, but It does mean that faith is not limited to physical sight. What we can see, we need no faith for.
1 Corinthians 2:14-The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
The spirit that is being referenced is the "Holy Spirit." The "spirit" of God that indwells in us after salvation. The one who is the comforter, guide, teacher and discerner of all things.
Ephesians 1:13-14 Christ also brought you the truth, which is the good news about how you can be saved. You put your faith in Christ and were given the promised Holy Spirit to show that you belong to God. 14 The Spirit also makes us sure that we will be given what God has stored up for his people. Then we will be set free, and God will be honored and praised.
Remember, our present suffering and afflictions are temporary. Romans 8:18- I am sure that what we are suffering now cannot compare with the glory that will be shown to us.
The Natural man is in darkness regarding spiritual things because he or she can not see nor perceive beyond natural sight without the "Spirit" of God.
The Apostle Paul speaks to the Christians, these words in 1 Corinthians 6:19-Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.
Everything on earth is temporal, including our suffering. It will all be left behind. Only what we have inherited from the "Spirit" of God that lives within us will be of benefit to us in eternity. Therefore, spiritual sight is not an option, but of necessity if you plan to spend eternity with God.
To say that we can look at unseen things may sound strange to some, but scripture declares on today that it is the sight of the unseen (spirit) that is eternal and everything else is temporary. It is the sight of the unseen that is seen only through the Holy Spirit.
How is eternal sight obtained? Through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for scripture declares in Hebrews 11:6-But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that he rewards everyone who searches for Him. This is the beginning of wisdom that leads to spiritual sight.
The Holy Spirit has all knowledge. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:10- “The Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”
It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us and takes us deeper and deeper into God’s truth as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, but we can grow only by the help of the Holy Spirit.
Remember, YOU MUST SEE BEYOND WHAT YOU SEE WITH YOUR NATURAL EYES. We must know without a doubt that whatever suffering we might have to endure now, be it pain or injustice CAN NOT and WILL NOT negate God's plan nor His purpose for our lives now and in eternity with him.
I must have sight beyond natural sight to enter the kingdom of God. God is eternal and what I see now with these natural eyes is temporary.
People of God, spiritual sight is your only option! If not, you will give up and quit and not finish the race in which you have been called to run as a child of God.
Be encouraged on today, keep Jesus in view for it is He who is the Author and Finisher of your faith.
SIGHT BEYOND WHAT I SEE! WOW!! HELP ME HOLY SPIRIT!