This has been on my heart for such a long time but seeing all the things happening around us. I feel like we are so distracted with worldly things we are not seeing prophecy being fullfilled, are we failing is the church failing are we as parents or grandparents failing? So this is the introduction to my series Are We Failing. I remember Earth Wind and Fire song “Open Our Eyes our eyes need to be opened.
Corinthians 4 verse 1-18 Therefore seeing we have this ministry as we have received mercy, we faint not; (2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of Hod decitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. (3) But if our gospel be hid to therm that are lost. (4) In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,lest the light of the glorious gospel who is the image of God,should shine unto them. (6) For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, “hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (7) But we have treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (8) We are troubled on every side,yet not distressed we are perplexed but ” not in despair.(9) Persecuted but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed. (10) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be manifest in our body. (11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. (12) So then death worketh in us, but life in you. (13) We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believe, and therefore speak: (14) Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus should raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with him. (15)For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgivingof many rebound to the glory of God. (16) For which cause we faint not; but through our outward man perish,yet the inward man is renewedday by day. (17) For our light affliction which is but for a monent, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (18) While we look at the things which are seen, for thr things which are seen are temporal;but the things which are seen are enternal. Now I read this from the amplified bible if you have on read it.