Summary: God wants us to have an eternal view, A vision of Heaven, Satan on the other hand wants us to remain blind and uninformed. Because he knows that if we get a vision of Heaven and all its glory, we will be unstoppable in our quest to get all our friends and
1 Corinthians 2:9-16 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”*
Most people leave this scripture right here but in fact we need to read down to the end of verse 16.
10 But we know these things because God has revealed them to us by his Spirit, and his Spirit searches out everything and shows us even God’s deep secrets. 11 No one can know what anyone else is really thinking except that person alone, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. 12 And God has actually given us his Spirit (not the world’s spirit) so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. 13 When we tell you this, we do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths.* 14 But people who aren’t Christians can’t understand these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them because only those who have the Spirit can understand what the Spirit means. 15 We who have the Spirit understand these things, but others can’t understand us at all. 16 How could they? For, “Who can know what the Lord is thinking? Who can give him counsel?”* But we can understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.
10 But we know these things because God has revealed them to us by his Spirit
. 12 And God has actually given us his Spirit (not the world’s spirit) so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
God wants us to have an eternal view, A vision of Heaven, Satan on the other hand wants us to remain blind and uninformed. Because he knows that if we get a vision of Heaven and all its glory, we will be unstoppable in our quest to get all our friends and family there.
Satan has deceived mankind into thinking that heaven is a boring place – one long Church service –disembodied Spirits floating around playing the Harp, Sitting on clouds. This is all one big lie!
When you catch a vision of Heaven you will catch a vision for Eternity
When satan was forcibly removed from heaven he became bitter against God, against man and against Heaven where he was no longer welcome.
Isaiah14:12-15 “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world. 13 For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north. 14 I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’ 15 But instead, you will be brought down to the place of the dead, down to its lowest depths. 16 Everyone there will stare at you and ask, ‘Can this be the one who shook the earth and the kingdoms of the world?
In 1952 Florence Chadwick attempted to swim from Catalina Island to mainland California, prior to this she had swum the English channel twice. During the swim she became very tired and her mother urged her on, but she just couldn’t do it.When she got into the boat she saw for herself that she was only 800m from the shore. She said all I could see was water, I think if I could have seen the shore I would have made it.
So it is with us, many fall away or never start the race, simply because they cant see Eternity. Satan has robbed our vision!
Its time to focus on heaven which is our true home. God is revealing heaven to many again in this hour. Because this is the hour when the Knowledge of His Glory will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power. 2 Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. 3 For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your* real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
The Greek word translated SET (your sights) is Zetro
The same word is used in the following places:
Matt 18:12 A sheperd looking for his lost sheep
Luke 19:10 Son of man seeking the lost