1 John  _1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;_ 
Here John describes (in a subtle way as those saints of old loved to) a strange principle. He is talking about the word, and the processes it passes through before it becomes concrete reality. He says we hear it first then it breaks into vision and if we steadfastly observe the vision it breaks into reality. This post will not explain much; just that whatever you see as true in Scripture that seems to be lacking in your life, can become real if you but take The Word and pass it through that simple outlined process.