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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Great Unseen Reality Is God Himself

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me" (John 14:1)

At the root of the Christian life lies belief in the invisible. The object of the Christian's faith is unseen reality.

In the world of sense around us, the visible becomes the enemy of the invisible; the temporal, of the eternal. That is the curse inherited by every member of Adam's race.

Our uncorrected thinking, influenced by the blindness of our natural hearts and the intrusive ubiquity of visible things, tends to draw a contrast between the spiritual and the real; but actually no such contrast exists. The antithesis lies elsewhere: between the real and the imaginary, between the spiritual and the material, between the temporal and the eternal; but between the spiritual and the real, never! The spiritual is real.

If we would rise into that region of light and power plainly beckoning us through the Scriptures of truth we must break the evil habit of ignoring the spiritual. We must shift our interest from the seen to the unseen.

For the great unseen Reality is God! "He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him." This is basic in the life of faith. From there we can rise to unlimited heights.

"Ye believe in God," said our Lord Jesus Christ, "believe also in Me." Without the first, there can be no second.

God and the spiritual world are real. We can reckon upon them with as much assurance as we reckon upon the familiar world around us!

~A. W. Tozer~

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