Two Levels Of Life

2 Corinthians 4:18–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.

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Two levels of existence–There is a lower, physical level (which is seen) and there is a higher, spiritual level (which is not seen).  “The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

1. The lower level–This is the level that mankind exists on, his life is temporal. “What is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). The non-Christian lives in the physical realm and walks in the flesh.

2. The higher, spiritual level–This level of existence is not seen and is eternal. Like the wind you can see the evidence of its activity. God exists on this higher level. When a person is born of the Spirit he/she begins a spiritual, eternal life and has the ability to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. The Christian now has two natures; the physical and the spiritual. The Christian can walk (live) according to the flesh or he can walk (live) according the Spirit. It depends on the focus of the Christian. 2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen”. Colossians 3:1-2 says, “Seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth”. If the Christian is focused on the things of God with his mind and life he will walk differently than the non-Christian or the Carnal Christian. The Carnal Christian walks “as men of the world” (1 Corinthians 3:3) and his life, thoughts, words, and actions will be as that of the non-Christian.

If you are not a Christian you must be born again.  If you don’t know how to be saved then seek out a Christian or church that can help you.  God’s Plan Of Salvation

To the Christians I say, “Let us stay focused on the things of God that we can live our life according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh.