(Preached at Faith)
There is a dark cloud between us and heaven (Spiritually speaking) and sometimes it is hard to see the other side because of the darkness between here and there. 1Co. 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
I have seen an increase in sickness, sin and spiritual bankruptcy, yet thank God, there is an “other side.” There is also an “other side” for the lost where sadly, they will spend eternity, and “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard” the horrors of that place as well.
Now notice 2 Co. 4:15-18 and see that God calls life on this side of heaven, “our light affliction.” Then in verse 16, God tells us that our outward man, our body, is perishing, yet the inward man (saved man) is renewed day by day.
Now notice v18 where “we look not at the things which are seen.” Here it is obvious that looking around so much is not good for us Spiritually, and we can be so overwhelmed and consumed with all the cares of this life to the point of not being able to be seen by the eye of faith, the other side. Many people, even saved people, are discouraged, disappointed, depressed and even disillusioned by all the things that confront us on this side. Thank God there is an “other side.” Let me encourage those of you who are truly saved to consider the other side. Verse 18 states as well, “Look not at the things which are seen.”
Here are some things that we can see by the eye of faith if we will look past the things of this life and look “on the things which are not seen.”
- By the eye of faith, we see a million joys with the Lord in Heaven.
- By the eye of faith, we see a mansion, fully furnished and waiting on us over there.
- By the eye of faith, we see a new man in a new body fashioned like unto the glorious body of Jesus Christ.
I have seen many people stare death in the face, and by the eye of faith see some glorious things “on the other side.” We can see things that are not seen! Thank the Lord, there waits for me a glad tomorrow.
Please read 1 Co. 15:51-58