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Unforeseen Sight

April 20

"While we look ... at the things which are not seen:2 Corinthians 4:18

"For Christians, the previews are out, and they are glorious!"






This is humorously oxymoronic to the natural man who: "receiveth not the things of the SPIRIT of GOD: for they are foolishness unto him:"; but to we who are saved, it is a paradox of perfect sense.  "Eye hath not seen, ... the things which GOD hath prepared for them that love HIM.  But GOD hath revealed them unto us by HIS SPIRIT:"  Below us is all that is temporal, the derelicts of dead religious shipwrecks which lie on the murky floor of the Faithless Ocean.  The SPIRIT that indwells believers however, comes equipped with a periscope, allowing us to peer beyond our peers, to look above the sea of humanity in which we dwell.  "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help."  When the eyes of Moses came up for a glimpse over the pyramids, "he forsook Egypt, ... as seeing HIM WHO is invisible."

How inexplicable to note that Mary, the disciples headed to Emmaus, Thomas, and others all needed help to see the resurrected LORD, and yet multitudes since have perceived the unperceivable.  "JESUS saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen ME, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."  One visit to TRIUNE Optometry will remove every carnal cataract; and the 3D glasses, fitted while you wait will re-open all the dimensions lost in Eden: "WHOM having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see HIM not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:"

For Christians, the previews are out, and they are glorious!  Though the lost man may dream of Heaven, wish for Heaven, and even pray toward Heaven; except he: "be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of GOD."

"Open THOU mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of THY law." 
The periscope of HIS Truth, turns the world of Heaven, into a kaleidoscope of unimaginable splendor; allowing every sincere seeker to view:

"things which ... are eternal."

For Love of Country
James Longstreet (1821-1904)
(Confederate General, U. S. diplomat)
"Knowing myself a sinner, I am greatly relieved by the happy assurance that for such our SAVIOUR died, and that under lowly penitence HE will surely forgive, and make our acceptance certain through HIS Holy pleasure."

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