TIME FOR AN AWAKENING Feb 5, 2006 17:15:21 GMT -5
Post by tomdurst on Feb 5, 2006 17:15:21 GMT -5
TIME FOR AN AWAKENING
by Thomas E Durst
2 Corinthians 4
18 Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. (Amplified Bible)
2 Corinthians 5
7 For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance. (Amplified Bible)
1 NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Amplified Bible)
Faith in What We Don't See
1 The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. (The Message)
To be a true believer and to be really committed to the spiritual path is totally a walk of faith. We must literally choose to disbelieve in the reality of that which we experience with the five senses and by that I mean that the world of the five physical senses is, at best, very temporary and fleeting. The most beautiful things that we could ever find in the realm of matter are always subject to decay and death. Why are we so stubborn sometimes and slow to realize that the invisible world of God's Kingdom is the only reality there is and that everything else is very temporary and will sooner or later pass into nothingness? Nothing could be clearer in scripture.
Remember that everyone believes in or has faith in something. With most people it is the world of the five senses and involves such things as money, more possessions, more cars, bigger and better houses, more clothes, more power trips, more pleasures of the body than one can possibly enjoy, etc. There is this never-ending insanity or fixation upon matter in some form. The things of this mortal life never satisfy the deep hunger of the human heart and so there is always this madness for more and more and never finding true fulfillment or lasting satisfaction. This is the Adam-dream existence and we must be earnestly seeking an Awakening from this and will continue suffering without end until we do awaken to our God-given dominion (see Genesis 1:26-28). The sleeping are called to AWAKE, rise from the dead and Christ will give light (see Ephesians 5:14). The theme of Awakening is to be found throughout the Bible and various words are used to teach this vital truth.
Those who seek the face of God to open their eyes to unseen realities are the ones who find a fulfillment that can never be found in the pursuits of the five senses. What do you think?
I invite you to read THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND which is on the link below:
THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND