From Pastor’s Desk:
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.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT
Consider for a moment the magnitude of this verse. With all the majestic accounts of things shown in Scripture, it is hard to imagine the scope of it. Also consider that it might not be futuristic, that is, after this life, only.
Mostly, our minds naturally turn to heaven due to the phrase “what God has prepared.” But what about now? How often the Lord does or reveal, something to us that we have not seen, heard, or imagined? Providential care is often missed, but could, or should, we have seen times in our lives when He cared for us in ways that we could not imagine. Miracles are provided often to His people when egregious circumstances prevail.
To qualify the preceding paragraph, let me say that as we walk by faith, the only way to please Him, we, the church, will see, hear, and imagine things never before revealed and done.
The following verses, 10-12, tells us how He does that: “God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
Notice the phrases “revealed unto us by His Spirit (10) … that we might know the things that are freely given to of God (12).
There is no telling what God can do with people that are totally sold out to Him, living by faith, walking in the Spirit, being imitators of Christ Jesus, pursuing Kingdom occupation.
Paul said it well, “I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14).
In the process of “pressing toward the mark” God may very well be able to reveal some things that we have yet to see, hear, and imagine.