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They “Saw” the Things Promised “They did not receive the fulfillment of the promises; but they saw them from a distance.”—HEB. 11:13. As Christians we are encouraged by visualizing our hope, whether it is heavenly or earthly. Can you see yourself enjoying the things that God has promised? Contemplating what you may do as God fulfills his promises undoubtedly brings joy to your heart. Perhaps you “see” yourself living on earth forever. Think about cooperating with others in making this globe into a paradise. Your neighbors love Jehovah, even as you do. You are healthy, energetic, and have a bright outlook. Those supervising the work of restoration make life a pleasure because they genuinely care about you. And you are happy using your talents and skills because everything you do is benefiting others and honoring God. Forexample, you are helping newly resurrected ones to come to know Jehovah. (John 17:3;Acts 24:15) No, this is not a dreamworld. This appealing mental picture is based on Scriptural truths about the future.—Isa. 11:9; 25:8; 33:24;35:5-7; 65:22. Our own faith in God and love for him may well increase as we use our ability to envision the fulfillment of what Jehovah has promised. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/dt/r1/lp-e/2017/4/8