Until your spirit, soul and body exercise total mastery over the things in heaven, the things on the earth and the things under the earth, your spiritual journey will be full of hurdles – @PastorRan.
Have you ever been encountered with the question by most people of the world who view Christians and Christianity as a religion for poor and needy people? Maybe you have members of your families or in your company who hold the view that people attend Church when they need some form of support (be it financial or otherwise). This teaching of today will transform your life and arrest this thought once and for all. Here is a portion of scripture which many believers struggle with or are not accustomed to.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
This verse is very powerful and it will get clearer as you continue to read this ReadnLive daily devotional for today. It starts by saying that our light afflictions are working for us an exceeding and eternal weight of glory. So this verse does not suggest that you will not be afflicted. It rather says you will be afflicted but this affliction is not unto your destruction but it will result in your glory. How is this going to really happen? How will your afflictions such as a sickness, your poverty, rejection, marital difficulties and joblessness produce an exceeding and eternal weight of glory? The answer is in verse 18. It says “while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal”.
We note here that there are two “things” that we are dealing with. The verse says there are two things. One of these things can be seen and the other can’t be seen. The thing that cannot be seen are eternal while that which we can see are temporal. It says for us to enjoy exceeding glory, we should focus on the things that cannot be seen. Let me first start to say that if there is anything that you can see which is trouble you such as sickness, hardship and poverty, these things have an expiring date. They are temporary, they are there but they do not last.
The next mysteries about this verse is that the things that are not seen control the things that are seen.
There is nothing that your eyes can perceive which can’t be controlled by the things that your eyes can’t see. The things which are seen and temporal, bow down to the things that are seen. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you need a house or a car or a job. The Bible says these things that you need are subject to the things that are not seen. In order for you to receive a new car, you need to exercise your faith through prayer and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Your faith in Christ is the thing that can’t be seen but control the car that you need.
This is what the Bible meant when in says your light afflictions are working for you. It means the trials and temptations that you are facing now is creating faith in your inner man. Your financial challenges are building up your prayer life and strengthening your spirit. When you start focusing on these things that are not seen, soon, everyone will begin to wonder how you ended up in the brand new Mercedez Benz car. When they see you show up in a new office as a manager, they will ask you how it happened. God is not a man that He would lie. I see the things of this world chasing after you. There is no need to chase for money, there is no need running after jobs or looking for a man/woman to help you. Keep your gaze on the word of God and money will run to you. Houses and cars will run to the man or the woman who has mastery over the things of the spirit.
There is no need to chase for money, there is no need running after jobs or looking for a man/woman to help you. Keep your gaze on the word of God and money will run to you. Houses and cars will run to the man or the woman who has mastery over the things of the spirit.
Join me in this prayer right now. Claim every word in it as yours and receive it now.
Dear Father, I see victory at the end of my light affliction. I am being groomed and prepared for the glorious life in Christ Jesus. There is nothing that can be seen which my faith cannot possess. I know that your word is true and I believe that after today, my life will be different. I am a different man/woman after receiving this revelation in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
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