God Controls Vision and Believers are the Ultimate Victors (3:10 – 3:13)

[3:10] Those who disbelieve will never be helped by their money, nor by their children, against GOD. They will be fuel for Hell.
[3:11] Like Pharaoh’s people and those before them, they rejected our revelations and, consequently, GOD punished them for their sins. GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.
[3:12] Say to those who disbelieve, “You will be defeated, then gathered in Hell; what a miserable abode!”

                                          Believers: The Ultimate Victors
[3:13] An example has been set for you by the two armies who clashed – one army was fighting in the cause of GOD, while the other was disbelieving. They saw with their own eyes that they were twice as many. GOD supports with His victory whomever He wills. This should provide an assurance for those who possess vision.

Two people can see the exact same thing and perceive it completely different. God controls what people see.

[10:31] Say, “Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Who controls all the hearing and the eyesight? Who produces the living from the dead, and the dead from the living? Who is in control of all things?” They would say, “GOD.” Say, “Why then do you not observe the commandments?”

Awareness Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4

What color is that dress? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwhsE-8rWW8

 

http://www.wired.com/2015/02/science-one-agrees-color-dress/

Shade Illusion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Sen1HTu5o

The Color Changing Card Trick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3iPrBrGSJM

                                  Victory Guaranteed for the Believers
[48:22] If the disbelievers ever fought you, they would turn around and flee. They have no Lord and Master; they have no helper.
[48:23] Such is GOD’s system throughout history, and you will find that GOD’s system is unchangeable. 

God tells us that the believers are the ultimate victors. Sometimes this victory takes time. How does patience play into this?

[2:214] Do you expect to enter Paradise without being tested like those before you? They were tested with hardship and adversity, and were shaken up, until the messenger and those who believed with him said, “Where is GOD’s victory?” GOD’s victory is near.

We need to be patient. If we are going through our admission test God tells us that we will be shaken up from the above verse. So we need to be steadfast and trust in God during these times.

                                    God’s Messenger of the Covenant
[46:35] Therefore, be patient like the messengers before you who possessed strength and resorted to patience. Do not be in a hurry to see the retribution that will inevitably come to them. The day they see it, it will seem as if they lasted one hour of the day. This is a proclamation: Is it not the wicked who are consistently annihilated?

Even the messenger wanted to see the victory come sooner than God had planned.

The victory comes from being believers and it is guaranteed both in this life and in the Hereafter.

[40:51] Most assuredly, we will give victory to our messengers and to those who believe, both in this world and on the day the witnesses are summoned.

Our victory is not dependent on seeing the downfall of the disbelievers.

[10:46] Whether we show you some (of the retribution) we promise them, or terminate your life before that, to us is their ultimate return. GOD witnesses everything they do.

[13:40] Whether we show you what we promise them, or terminate your life before that, your sole mission is to deliver (the message). It is us who will call them to account.

[40:77] You shall be patient, for GOD’s promise is truth. Whether we show you some of (the retribution) we have promised for them, or terminate your life before that, they will be returned to us.

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