February 26, 2023
THE FOCUS OF OUR EYES
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen; for the things which are not seen are eternal.
II Cor 4:17-18
Paul here encourages us not to look at the things of this world. He states that all of this will eventually pass away and be no more. Even though we may be tempted to seek earthly things, they are not the things which will last for all eternity.
Our call as Christians is to seek the things which are eternal. Those things are the things which will last forever and which are the true treasure. Those things are, of course, the things which are of God!
When our time on earth is ended, there will be eternity! So, if necessary, we can endure some "momentary, light affliction" as it can produce in us and for us the eternal prize of life with Father. We, as Christians, must learn to set our eyes upon the prize of the high call of God in Christ Jesus and look to Him for our hope!
You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.
Singing In The Spirit:
1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,
Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,
1 Tim. 2:8
Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:
1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14
Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:
John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,
Being “Slain In The Spirit”:
2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,
John 18:6, Acts 9:4
Flags and Banners:
Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,
Bishop Bill Hamon.
Founder of Christian International Ministries. A Prophet for over 60 years.
Apostle Leon Walters
Central Heartland Regional Director