Heart faith versus mental assent
God’s New Covenant teaching
No longer living by sense knowledge & reasoning as do the unsaved & carnal Christians
2 Co 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight (the natural faculties of sense and reason).
2 Co 4:18 While we do not look at the things which are seen (with natural eyesight), but at the things which are not seen…(but are very visible to spiritual eyes)
Isa 11:3 …He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.
Luk 17:20 …The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen (with our natural eyes only with our spiritual eyes, that is with the heart). TEV
On what basis then is the Christian to decide things how does he see– he sees spiritually
1 Pe 1:7-8 …The revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love (If I am a Christian this has already happened to me at least once, God revealed Jesus and what He did for me at Calvary to my heart, by making His Gospel words real to me – and I was enabled to see Him, spiritually) Though now you do not see Him (physically) yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory (if my Christian life is to continue it must continue this same way)
Heb 11:1 Now faith is…the evidence of things not seen (with our natural eyes but clearly seen with the spiritual eyes of our heart).
Ps 25:15 My (spiritual) eyes are ever toward the LORD…(always looking and always seeing Him as He is revealed, by His Spirit and by His Word, to my heart)
Heb 12:2 Looking (in my heart) unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God (my heart is the key)
Heb 11:27 …As seeing Him who is invisible .
1) Faith not sight (audio)
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