"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. For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" (2 Cor. 4:18, 5:1).
The outward man is seen. The inward man is that hidden man. He is unseen. Paul is still talking about this inward man we read about in yesterday's scripture text, 2 Cor. 4:16. Paul is saying that this inward man is unseen and that he is eternal.
Our earthly house of this tabernacle is the outward man Paul was talking about in verse 16.
Our earthly house (body) is decaying. When it dies, is put into the grave, is dissolved, and goes back to dust that is not the end!
The inward man is eternal!
The hidden man of the heart is eternal!
The hidden man is a spirit man and he is eternal!
You are a spirit and you are eternal!
Confession: I am an eternal spirit being. I look not to the things which are seen. I look at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA. www.rhema.org )