Before the unseen part of our life is given among the visible body, Yes, before it is ever connected with the vessel of flesh and bone, It is like a blank canvas, in the eyes of a perfect artist. A priceless masterpiece, soon given into the presence of a thief. No variety, no mixed messages, no impure images, No strokes of wrong or shades of confusion.
A precious work of art, No spot or blemish or wrinkle. Clean, clear and complete. An image of perfection.
It is called 'good' by its maker.
This is the intended continual condition of the unseen part of our life.
But this doesn't seem to describe our current condition, does it? This doesn't sound like you and I today? If we see the news, we see differently. The conversations and actions of those around us reveal a different condition. No, it is much different than its intended continual condition is to be.
As this unseen part of us is connected to the body, It is vulnerable to the influence of wrong ways. Able to be tainted and progressively becoming so. Corruptible and dying.
In the body, it is continuously greeted by the impressions of a ruining nature. And from the start, it joins itself to a losing battle, dying and ending in death. Along the way, it receives messages, images, and imprints of wrong. It is pressed from all sides, beyond measure. Like a man encompassed and drowning in a sea. Shaken and agitated by a force of what is learned to be like an enemy.
The unseen part of us is like new wine within a new skin, But the skin is quickly rotting. As the wine is secretly spilled and trampled upon. Like the body, it is easily spoiled and continuously ruining. It is like an animal untrained and unruly, Wild and running loose in the earth. Eating of every food, drawing to itself sickness. And doing what it pleases at all times, appearing to have no guilt or regret.
It is like a barren wall, quickly plastered in graffiti. Scarred by messages of many colors and words. Defiled with the help of others. In this body, the unseen part of us is tricked and robbed and traded. By a thief at work in the night. Like Joseph in the hands of his brothers and the passers by. Do you wonder who Joseph is? Just ask.
While the nature of the body is misdirected, misguided and misled, The unseen part of our life is quickly and constantly following its ways. By the impressions of its filthy desires and cravings and appetites, It forces its habits and unruly affections upon it. Chaos, confusion and disorder on nearly every side. Continually wearing the coat of wrong and evil. Being able to produce no good thing on its own. The coat does not have to remain.
This dying nature of the body becomes the master. And the unseen part of our life becomes its servant or slave. What was meant to lead, is led. What was meant to live, is dying. What was meant to be free, is bound. Its vue is skewed.
Very few vue their busy, happy and prosperous lives in this way. Too distracted to notice. Too ambitious to slow down and give attention. Too consumed with the things of the world that they are without strength. Too controlled by their passions and desires and affections. Too flattered by their friendships and fans. Too prideful to lose. Too rich and comfortable to suffer. Too dependent on their careers to be faithful. To involved in business or busy-ness. Their entertainments and hobbies and traditions cloud their vue. Who really cares about the truth of the condition of the unseen part of our life? Who really cares to notice that they are bound to death?
I do. Yet I find this dying nature still lurking and reaching for the unseen part of me. A ruthless coat to lonely and aggressive to be hanging in the closest alone.
Oh, poor and ignorant soul. Helpless, blinded and desperate. Who can rescue it?
The more we look to the visible part of our life, The more blinded we become. The less we realize the true intended condition of the unseen part of our life.
But there is a way. Hope in a place that from our vue appears hopeless. Light given to a place full of darkness. An answer in a place full of questions. Questions that you and I ask deep within us every moment of every day.
Yes, the unseen part of our life has the ability to be free. To have the chains loosened, which bind it to the body and its ways. To overcome the appetites and desires that lead to ruin.
There is a way given which sets it free. To be brought out and set apart. To be brought out from under the control of wrong. To be safe. To be cleansed and purified and made white again. To regain its incorruptibility. To be restored, untainted and without stain.
It is a rescue that cannot be found in created things. No, it is above the earth and better than the earth. It cannot be found solely in the words, songs, and books of man. But those things only point to it. No, it is above those words and greater than man.
Do you care to know the way to help the unseen part of your life? To be helped and healed. To be led to a better condition and a better position. The best condition and best position. To be free.
As you go...
Consider this as you go on your day. You arose this morning out of your sleep. Your thoughts began to set themselves on the activities of the day. Your words began to speak according to what is in you. Your actions began to perform according to the desires within you. Now your day begins and the likelihood of entering into wrong has increased.
Will you consider that the unseen part of your life may remain bound today? From within, it may be crying out for freedom. Every moment of your day is significant to its freedom.
Will you look for this way of escape and rescue. Will you give attention to the position and condition of the unseen part of your life? Whether you believe these words or not, Believe that your soul, that unseen part of your life, is intended and desires to be free. Free from what is wrong, free indeed.