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To The Body Of The Lord Jesus Christ, Look Not At The Things Which Are Seen

 

Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr,  Revealing The Truth Of God's Holy Word In Love:

 

Our Apostle Paul wrote in 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, a worker for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 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.”

 

        What a wonderful Scripture. The Bible teaches us as born-again Christ Believers NOT to look upon the visible things of this world. That's a remarkable teaching!!! How many people do you know who live by sight? Nearly everyone! But as believers, we are commanded to walk BY FAITH and not BY SIGHT. 2nd Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” I am greatly encouraged by the Lord every time I read this wonderful passage of Scripture. The unsaved world only looks at the visible world in which they live; but as Christians who walk in the Spirit of God, we see the spiritual battle taking place in the world today. LOOK NOT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN, NOT EVEN ALL THESE RELIGIOUS CHURCH BUILDINGS!

 

Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:12 teaches that our battle is not against flesh and blood; but rather, it is against the Devil (Satan), the demons (fallen angels), the spiritual wickedness in high places and against THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD. 2nd Corinthians 4:4 teaches that Satan is the god of this evil world. As such the Devil uses occult secret societies to do his evil bidding. Behind nearly every evil agenda in the world today you'll find Freemasonry, Religious Church of Rome, Man's Religions or some other occult group. The word “occult” means hidden. They have to hide their deeds because their works are works of darkness and must be kept the secret to avoid exposure by the righteous. LOOK NOT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN HIS CHOSEN ONES!

 

Our Bible teaches in 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18 that the things which are seen are only temporal. This world and the fashion thereof pass away. 1st Corinthians 7:31, “And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.” But the things which are invisible (not seen) are eternal. God wants us to live for the unseen things. Hebrews 11:27, “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Romans 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” Isn't that beautiful? Moses didn't flee from Pharaoh because he was afraid; but rather, because he saw HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE. Moses saw God clearly, even though he hadn't seen Him physically. God did reveal Himself at a later time to Moses, physically, speaking face-to-face as a friend (Exodus 33:11). Do you see God Who is invisible? We see in the Person of Jesus Christ by faith.

 

The world and religious ones place God on trial, demanding proof of His existence or else they refuse to believe. The truth is that they'd still reject Jesus Christ even if zombies rose from the dead to warn them (Luke 16:31). We have the Word of God as our witness of the truth. My friend, look not upon this visible world, for the world will pass away and all that is in it, the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes and the pride of life (1st John 2:15-17). Only those who obey the Gospel by believing upon Christ's death, burial and resurrection from the dead three days later will be forgiven and eternally saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). LOOK NOT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN GOD'S PEOPLE!

 

I don't know what the future holds, But I do Know Who holds the future. Amen! We are on the winning side in Jesus Christ. May we all look upon the unseen world, upon the things of God. Colossians 3:1-3, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitting at the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” The immature and carnal believer walk by sight, failing to see and understand the race that is set before us. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (literally) to reach others for Jesus Christ, because there won't be any lost people to reach in Heaven. Everyone in Heaven will be saved, clothed in God's righteousness which is by faith in Christ Jesus. LOOK NOT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN CHRIST BELIEVERS!

 

Volumes of books could be written on this subject. Jesus taught that NO MAN can serve God and mammon (wealth). We will either love God and hate money or love money and hate God. There is no middle ground. If we focus on the things which are not seen, then we will forsake the love of money and instead pursue the things of Jesus Christ. Young women today are pursuing secular careers to obtain money and acceptance by worldly peers, forsaking a marriage commitment and motherhood. 1st Timothy 5:14-15 teaches that young women ought to marry, bear children, guide the home and stay out of trouble. LOOK NOT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN FOR GOD NEVER DID WANTED A RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS, HE WANTS A BODY OF JESUS BELIEVERS!

 

Christians who fail to share the Gospel are only looking at this temporal world. I hear famous Contemporary religious people saying horrible things like, “I'm a entertainer, not a preacher, I'm not trying to convert anybody to Christ.”. It is apostasy! We all have a duty to preach the Gospel. Psalms 126:5-6 speaks of GOING FORTH WEEPING, BEARING PRECIOUS SEED. That seed is the Word of God (1st Peter 1:23). Very few Christians weep these days over the lost, over sin and over the apostate condition of our churches and Not His Church.

 

Oh, that we would pray and ask God to give us a burden for the lost until we weep for them. The Bible says that our heart is where our treasure is at. If you don't have a burden for His Church and the lost. You just start investing your time to reach them, pray for them and preach the Gospel to them and THE BURDEN WILL COME as your treasure increases through time invested in winning the lost to Christ. Most people spend their time on Facebook, watching TV and personal interests; yet the world is going to Hell in darkness, blinded from seeing the light of the Gospel by the Devil ( 2nd Corinthians 4:4 ). One day you will look for me or I will look for you, and we will be gone. Yes, Jesus coming back after His bride the Church that has made herself Ready!!!

 

Living by faith means looking at the things which are NOT SEEN! Moses saw HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE and fled from wicked Egypt. When we as Christ Believers, believers on and in God Who is invisible, we will forsake the sinful world by faith. We must one day give account to God ( 2nd Corinthians 5:9-11 ). If we truly believe that, then we are going to respect God and live accordingly. The religious and the wicked world doesn't fear God at all, evidenced by their sinful ways. King David saw this. Psalms 36:1, “The transgression of the wicked say within their hearts, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.” I know that our nation's religious leaders do not fear God, because of the wicked things which they endorse, support and legalize; such as, abortion, same-sex marriage, casino gambling, tyranny, stealing, drunkenness and public nudity, pastors and ministers are Rich and Wealthy and will Not share God's blessings with the rest of His body. Woe unto you Preachers, Or Whatever you call yourselves, Woe unto you Members who have been blessed with more than enough, But you keep on giving it to those who don't need your support or help!!!  The song asked a very important question, Will your life or living be in Vain?

 

Read & Study Mathew 25: 31-46, Did not Jesus Christ Himself said, only the ones that do His Father will is His spiritual family? So, here He is Not talking about the unsaved or sinners, But His body the Church. Got it, are or you understanding this Now?

 

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Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Jesus Church And Nations Media Ministries:

 

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