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					Looking at the Unseen, or the
    Mental Habit of Faith
         by F. F. Bosworth
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; but the
    things which are not seen are eternal.
               II CORINTHIANS 4:18
 I. WE ARE LIVING IN TWO WORLDS

•The "Seen" exists in the Midst of the "Unseen“

•Eternal Things are Present Things

•Invisible Things are Real Things

•Senses are not essential to Spiritual Joy

•Things not less real because Unseen
II. MATERIAL THINGS ARE INSUFFICIENT


•The Great Corrective

•Two Kinds of Rest

•Things Seen do not Satisfy

•True Philosophy of Life
III. GOD HAS MADE THE TEMPORAL AND
VISIBLE THINGS TO BE TYPES OF THE
SUPERIOR INVISIBLE AND ETERNAL THINGS


•God aims to compel Us to see Eternal Things

•Temporal and Eternal Related

•The Visible reveals the Invisible
IV. ETERNAL THINGS ARE
VASTLY SUPERIOR TO
TEMPORAL THINGS


•Visible Things not equal to Capacity of Human Soul
V. LOOKING AT THE UNSEEN BRINGS GREAT
BENEFITS

•Afflictions Temporal, their Resultant Glory Eternal

•Though Powerful Temporal Things are Transitory

•True Greatness a Result of Seeing the Invisible

•How to understand the Visible

•Seeing the Unseen prepares One for Eternity

•Looking at the Eternal lifts One above the Transient

•Seeing the Unseen an Incentive to doing One’s Duty
VI. TRUE CHRISTIANITY BEGINS
AND ENDS WITH THE INVISIBLE


•The Secret of Paul’s Power

•Earthly Affairs must be adjusted to Heavenly Affairs

•A True Metaphor
VII. FAITH IS LOOKING AT UNSEEN
THINGS AND ACTING UPON THEM

•Faith is produced and grows by looking at the Unseen

•What it means to "Look“

•Mental Assent is not Faith

•Faith is both Negative and Positive

•True Faith makes Us more than Conquerors
VIII. IT IS OUR DUTY TO PASS BEYOND
VISIBLE THINGS AND TO LOOK AT AND
ENJOY THE THINGS WHICH ARE UNSEEN

•One Gravitation against Another

•Failure to look at the Unseen Weakens

•How to see the Invisible

•The Secret

•To see the Unseen is possible only through Jesus

				
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