October 3 ’16 Seeing what Really is Part I ~Paul Gray
“Seeing What Really Is!” Part 1
Jesus often refers to the “Kingdom of God” or the “Kingdom of Heaven.” Most often He uses parables or stories that have a deeper meaning than what’s on the surface. In every case, He’s helping us see something that we can’t see or perceive through our five senses…what “appears to be true” in the world around us.
The Apostle Paul refers to the “unseen eternal spiritual realm” as opposed to the “seen and temporal” realm of the world.
The following three versions of the same passage are key to “Seeing What Really Is!”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 MSG So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18 Mirror We are not keeping any score of what seems so obvious to the senses on the surface; it is fleeting and irrelevant; it is the unseen eternal realm within us which has our full attention and captivates our gaze!
Don Keathley: A REVELATION of grace, the finished work of the cross and an understanding of your true identity has prepared you to be on the transition team that will learn to move the total supply from the invisible kingdom within to a visible manifestation that will meet every need you have.
Don Keathley: “IF YOU ARE AFRAID to read and explore outside your indoctrinated comfort zone with an open heart under the direction of the Spirit of Truth, it is a good indication that religion has done its work in your life. When you get outside your religious paradigm you might not only discover deeper truth but also enjoy the driving out of that fear as perfect love does its work in your life...”
Baxter Kruger: “Faith is seeing with Jesus’s eyes, seeing what is. From faith to faith, the Word believes.” (From “Patmos”)