Thursday, August 8, 2013

This Faith Thing...Part 3 [The Invisible]

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18

Yesterday as we spent time in worship I listened to the song the choir led us with; Tasha Cobbs break every chain. The lyrics that resonated hardly with me were she goes "I hear the chains falling" right after "There is an army rising up to break every chain". Those words made me think of the real realm which is the spiritual realm. Pretty much Tasha had moved on from what was going to happen and started declaring she already saw it. In that instance I remembered the story of Elijah and when he prophesied concerning the rain. God had told him there was going to be rain and though there was no evidence to his physical eye/ears he still was "hearing" the rain in verse 41 of  Kings 18 (NLT) "Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” Point is, we have to see in the spiritual realm before it can be manifested in the physical.

Everything we see now has been in the spiritual before it came to the physical. With God being far ahead of us with time he deals with things that many of us have not even thought of. He had your life written out even before you were born. Point is, in his realm things are done, completed even before we conceive it. But when we do eventually get to the stage where we can fathom his works in our life, we are pretty much close but not quite there yet. To get there we have to take his word for it, let it make meaning to us; move from just words (logos) to revelation (Rhema) which is what builds up our faith then we can eventually receive.

What the Word says--> What is revealed-->What is experienced

The scripture above from 2 Corinthians 4:18 gives us an idea of the two realms; the seen and the unseen. As believers in Christ we are taught not to weigh the seen realm more than the unseen because such lifestyle is based on a no-faith living. You don't need faith to believe in the seen so if your whole live revolves around what is seen with your physical eyes, then most likely you would not be experiencing all God has in store for you because most of the time it requires faith to conceive and to receive. 

Elijah sent his servant in confidence to go look for the rain. He knew what God had said in 1 Kings 18:1(NKJV) "And it came to pass after the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying: "Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth." With that word from God, it took faith to really believe it, it took not just operating with 5 human senses but something more which is from God, it took revelation for him to get up and go and expect rain. It had not rained for 3 years and a regular person (one that allows himself to be limited by what he can only see; the seen world) would have not been able to conceive what God had said because looking around, seeing the famine, the dry land and no cloud at the moment God spoke; all just would have looked impossible. 

We don't all get "there" immediately when we start this journey of faith but I believe that weighing the spiritual realm more than physical is definitely a good start. Don't be limited by what your eyes can see, there is freedom in knowing God's realm is one where all things are possible and we should operate in that realm.

Stay blessed
Preserve your Saltiness

1 comment:

  1. "...we have to see in the spiritual realm before it can be manifested in the physical"....amen!!!