Paul: The things we see are temporal; the things not seen are eternal

2 Corinthians 4:18:

18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal [proskairos]; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

SEE:

That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen

 

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

 

…Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His…

 

Jesus inside us (the hope of glory)–His Spiritual Kingdom returned in 70 AD (while most wait on His physical return)

 

If it is real in this age of time-see, touch, kick things of earth, etc.-it is unreal in the spiritual age of God to those who, through Abraham and his Seed, are under the promise and whose mother is Jerusalem above

 

“…they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

 

No Great Awakening or revival will occur in America until:

 

That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God

 

The “promise is sonship (includes daughters in Greek); so that God can send the Spirit of Christ into the hearts of those under the promise of Abraham through his seed, which is Christ.

THE BLESSING of Abraham is given, through Jesus Christ, so that we may receive the PROMISE of the Spirit through faith. What is that PROMISE?

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The question is what does “seed” (singular) mean in these verses? NOTE THE DIFFERENCE IN MULTIPLYING “DESCENDANTS” AND SEED–BECAUSE BLESSING IS FROM SEED. (In other words, read carefully reference to “descendants” verses “blessing”)  JRD

..because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your [Abraham] son, your only son—blessing I will bless you [Abraham], and multiplying I will multiply your descendants…In your [Abraham’s] seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed…

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Misinterpreting “seed”-the natural vs. the spiritual

“The problem most have with interpreting the “seed” in Jeremiah 31:35-37 is beginning in the “middle” or at the “end” rather than at the beginning. God defined the “seed” of Abraham in Gen. 12:7; 21:12; 22:18 (which by the way is none other than the “seed” in Gen, 3:15).

He said, “In Isaac shall thy seed be called“. A significant point about Isaac is that God commands Abraham to “kill him” (offer him as a sacrifice) which he did (Gen 22:1-12; Heb. 11:17-19).

The significance of this point is missed. Isaac was Abraham’s natural seed, but through offering him up as a sacrifice ended that natural seed connection, “figuratively speaking.” This action is prophetic of what was to come later.”

Misinterpreting “seed”-the natural vs. the spiritual

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Hagar is the bondwoman and mother of those under the lawWho is the mother of those who receive the promise of sonship?

 

What did Christ redeem us from? And why?

 

We wrestle against principalities, power and rulers of darkness; and our weapons are not carnal

 

Podcast Ep 118: Fight the Powers with Cody Cook–Libertarian Christian Institute

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proskairos:

  #4340 πρόσκαιρος proskairos {pros'-kahee-ros}

 from G4314 and G2540; TDNT - 3:463,389; adj

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) for a season
 2) enduring only for a while
 3) temporary

—Thayer’s (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

From G4314 and G2540for the occasion only, that is, temporary:—dur- [eth] for awhile, endure for a time, for a season, temporal.

—Strong’s (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #4340.
  • προ´σκαιρος
  • proskairos; from 4314 and 2540; in season, i.e. temporary:—
  • NASB – passing(1), temporal(1), temporary(2).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - for a while 1, for a time 1, temporal 1, for a season 1; 4
season
Hebrews 11:25.
temporal
2 Corinthians 4:18.
time
Mark 4:17.
while
Matthew 13:21.
SEE:

Derek Prince – Spiritual Warfare – all in one – parts 01 – 10

 

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