Paul N. F. (9 Dec 2010)
"THE GREAT UNSEEN REALITY IS GOD HIMSELF"


THE GREAT UNSEEN REALITY IS GOD HIMSELF

 By A. W. Tozer

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 blind-
ness 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!
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Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.