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Live by Faith

The Bible tells us that, for the time being, we have to function in the Christian life without the benefit of “seeing” the important and eternal things that we live for and live by (2Cor.4:18; 5:7; 1Pet.1:8; et al.). Our hope in God – his forgiveness, his blessing and his presence, just to name a few – are realities we claim without the aid of our physical senses. While God has provided historical, objective proof for our faith through predictive prophecies and the resurrection of Christ, today must be lived without the tangible confirmation of their benefits. But Scripture continually urges us to not lose heart or grow weary. One day our “faith will be sight,” we will “see him face to face” and the truth we live by will be as tangible as the morning newspaper in the New Jerusalem. So for now, “fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2Cor.4:18). “Walk by faith, not by sight” (5:7) and keep praying the prayer Christ taught his disciples to pray: “Your kingdom come!” (Mt.6:10). It will be here before you know it.

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  1. Things to work on this year and daily ..Sights beyond our humanly sight, …Ephesians 2 (NASB)6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

  2. So untrue if I am understanding you correctly, and if I am understanding you correctly, then you are misusing God’s word and are distorting it. God’s in Christ wants us to see Him, even through His faithfulness. GOD WILL NOT AND DOES NOT KEEP US GUESSING; but only those who don’t believe cannot see His plan or purpose, nor the future He has prepared for us, for those who believe. Faith has Never Been Blind. God speaks to us (or at least He should be) telling us the future though we may not have seen the results yet, but He is faithful to fulfill anything He has promised. Faith is living out His word and will KNOWING…

    Numbers 23:19New Living Translation (NLT)

    God is not a man, so he does not lie.
    He is not human, so he does not change his mind.
    Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
    Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

    I do not care for the NLT because it actually distorts God’s Holy Spirit Perfectly Breathed Word, yet in this matter I thought it would be perfect and appropriate.

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