Sunday, June 7, 2009
What is beatific vision? Simply, it is a glimpse of heaven while on earth. It is the embodiment of what Paul said in 1Corinthians 2:9, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him." Visionaries, enlightened saints and those whose spiritual development brought about by great intimacy with God, are most likely the recipients of this great privilege. That was the reason why those who were crucified, burned at the stakes or fed to ferocious lions have that calm and serene look on their faces. They were already focused on the supreme ecstasy of meeting the Lord face to face and enjoying His presence for all eternity. They were already dwelling in the spiritual realm and no longer cared for their mortal bodies. If you are suffering from excruciating pain, have debilitating or dreaded disease and have only very limited time to live on earth; if you are saddled by a mountain of problems and could hardly bear the burden on your shoulders; if you feel that you are already at the end of the line and are already contemplating on ending your life, if so, you can turn to God and seek Him earnestly and He promised that you will find Him if you seek Him with all of your heart. You have only to be quiet and wait for the Lord. And He will speak to you in the stillness of your soul.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Beatific Vision, Heaven on Earth, Kingdom of God, Ecstasy, Visions, Visionaries, Saints, Spiritual Realm, Intimacy With God, Waiting For The Lord, Stillness of The Soul, Joy, Love, Peace, Grace, Eternal Life
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla