Walk By Faith Not By Sight!!!

Tuesday 2 corinthians 5 7

 

Have A Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! We Walk By Faith Not By Sight!!!

2Corinthians 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
2Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
2Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
2Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
2Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

At Home in the Body and Absent from the Lord or PREFER Absent from the Body and be at Home with the Lord

What do I do while I am in the body and away from the Lord? Sadly we sin, we do things in this body that we ought not to be doing. HOWEVER when we get our new glorified bodies in heaven we will no longer sin we will be in Heaven with our Lord and in Heaven there will be no SIN!! AMEN…
Paul is not saying that he is completely separated from the Lord while he is in the body. He is simply expressing the fact that while he is in the body and absent from the Lord; that he should be “about his Father’s business!” Reflecting upon prayer, the indwelling Spirit, and fellowship through the Word. The Lord is with us here but we are separated physically. The Lord can’t be here with us due to the sin.

2Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
2Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

 

One of the accusations leveled against Christians these days is that we are ‘off our rockers’ because we want to die. Sometimes that idea is used by some who would rather not have to be responsible to God; and just want to hurt the cause of Christ. And we Christians say, sometimes uncaringly and pathetically that the person that has passed on “is in a much better place.” On the face, the statement is blatantly true; but what comfort is there in that when we are experiencing the pain of loss? What I want you to notice here, is that Paul does not say he wants to be a martyr or that he wants to die; but he rather prefers to be absent from the body at home with the Lord. Paul’s idea of life is not to die for God; but to live for God and demonstrate God’s glory in His Life. How is God defined in your life today? Do you demonstrate God’s hatred of sin? How about His love for righteousness and truth? Do you demonstrate His love and mercy in your life? He wants you to be concerned with these things!
See the lost don’t understand when we talk about the idea of leaving here and going to heaven. They enjoy the things of this world. So when we say our desire to go home they just don’t understand. Just like when we talk of the love we have for our Father we have not seen; how can we love someone we haven’t seen. Again it is hard for the lost to understand. We have faith in our Lord we don’t have to see him we know what he has done for us, the love he has for us, and we know we will see him someday.

Paul must have really thought a lot about the difference of living in this broken world and living with His Father in Heaven. He best says it like this: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.” Again, for Paul living meant that good things would be produced; but in death, there would be a new home; a desire to be with Jesus.
It says in Romans, “For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. Because we have the Spirit of God within us, we can have courage and patience in times of trouble.

Walk by Faith; Not by Sight. This is to believe in Jesus and to know what scripture is saying. To know all what Jesus has done to be true. To understand our Precious Lord has created all we see To know Jesus the Son of God came here to this sin-cursed world to die on the cross at calvary for the sins of the world He did this so we could live for all eternity in Heaven and made it so simple that a child can understand. To Look at creation and know this didn’t just happen, but by the hand of God. To know that only through Jesus can we enter into Heaven.

Faith is hope in something better than we see here in this world. Faith is developed by living what the Scripture says. In other words, faith is not just a belief; it is a belief based upon ‘evidence’ we see in the word of God. By seeing creation. It’s not that our experience determines the truth; but that it supports the truth when we rely upon God in our lives.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Hebrews 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

In fact, the Bible speaks about Jesus being the first-fruits of our salvation. He is the first to be resurrected and have a glorified body.
How would you define your existence today? Are you at home here in this world? Or do you long for something greater? Paul, by no means is intent on glorifying death, nor is he advocating blind faith. He is doing something very important for us! He is weighing the differences between this world and the next. He is speaking about transformation!

 

FAITH IS THE VICTORY
Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise.
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled.
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.

Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God.
We tread the road the saints above
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith, they like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er every field.
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.

Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

On every hand the foe we find
Drawn up in dread array.
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray.
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ’neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.

Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

To him that overcomes the foe,
White raiment shall be giv’n.
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in Heav’n.
Then onward from the hill of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring Name.

Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

 

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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