I've just started a study with some Warrior Women on Heaven using Randy Alcorn's book of the same name. He talks about the problem of naturalism, of believing that all that exists is what we can see with our natural eyes. Darkness and blindness in the Bible are metaphors for the inability to see the truths of the spiritual realm. WHICH led me to think of 2 Corinthians 4:18.
"...we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen..."
We who have been made new have new eyesight, I once was blind, but now I see. WHICH led me to think of 1 Corinthians 13:12
"...for now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face..."
Our eyesight is not 20-20 yet. One day it will be, but in this world, in this life, the only way we can see the truths of the spiritual realm is by faith through the lens of God's Word. It is the mirror we have to use to look sideways into Heaven.
WHICH led me to think: The Bible is like night vision goggles, allowing us a glimpse into a world to which we are naturally blind. I know the Bible is the Sword of the Spirit, but can I also claim it as night vision goggles in my spiritual armor inventory?