For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 (ESV)

Though today we look through a glass dimly, someday we will see face to face! In this hour, our clearest vision is but a glance at a filthy mirror. Our most righteous acts are but dirty rags (Isaiah 64:6). Nevertheless, in our day, a dim reflection is an adequate reflection. It is an appetizer of what’s coming!

Recently I was sitting in a beautiful worship set at AHOP, focusing on the beauty and worth of Jesus. I realized something. Though it may seem by the way we talk, we are having open visions with technicolor sight, actually it is not as clear as that. We may give the impression that we are looking directly into heaven, seeing clearly all that is indescribable, but in reality, we usually only see a dim, a fuzzy, a veiled reflection of the heavenly realities. I just want to say that because many could feel left out being that all that “see” are sketches in their mind. Let me reiterate, a dim reflection right now, is a good reflection. Not that we want to stay there, but in this world we are veiled. Yet some day, and maybe someday soon, we will see face to face, we will see Jesus in His glory. It requires faith to grab hold of the glimpses we see and stand on them. But that is exactly what God wants us to do.

The word dimly is “ainigma” which means obscured like an enigma, or darkly as in not well lit. So, our best sight is but an enigma or an obscurity. Even for those who do see more clearly, what’s coming in our future is absolutely out of this world!

Please don’t lose heart if you are not having open heavenly visions. God loves the fact that you’ll worship and praise Him AND gaze upon Him via this dim reflection. It requires faith. But someday you will see Him face to face. Perhaps He will give you glimpses before then! I do believe visions, dreams and revelation is increasing! Nevertheless, your dim, obscure reflections upon His glory have transforming power. Paul said that as you gaze upon God’s glory, even through a glass dimly, you are literally transformed by it!!!

Ask Him to reveal Himself to you! Ask Him for the grace to look into the dim reflect and behold His glory. Thank Him for the work it is doing in you, even when you cannot see it, or feel it. Thank Him for His transforming power flowing through you as you take time to behold through the glass dimly!