- Rick LoPresti
Eyes to see the invisible
God is an abundant God. He has many promises, gifts, and blessings He wants us to enjoy by His grace, and He always keeps His word. The greatest blessings He wants us to have are not material. They are spiritual. The material things are temporary. The spiritual things are eternal. If you can see something with your eyes, it is temporary. The eternal things are all invisible. "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:8." Faith is the spiritual eyes we need to see the invisible things of God. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)." .Abraham had these eyes (Hebrews 11:8-19). When he left his homeland to follow God to a land of promise, it was not just real estate he was looking for. It was the invisible, eternal city of God. Moses had these eyes: "By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible (Hebrews 11:27)." Elisha had them (2Kings 6). God set up this principle from the beginning of the creation. "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear (Hebrews 11:3)." Evolutionists have it backward. The invisible did not come from the visible. The visible came from the invisible. The immaterial parts of man such as mind, heart, soul, spirit, conscience, and morality which are all intertwined did not arise from random acts of the visible world evolving on its own. They were created by God and specially placed in us to make us His unique, special creation (Genesis 2:7). We are created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27). When we deny the spiritual, or misprioritize it, we are missing the main point to our own damage or peril. Your body is not who you are. Your soul is. Your body is just a temporary house for your soul (John 2:19-21, 2 Corinthians 5:1, 2 Peter 1:14). We need faith to see what our earthly eyes cannot see, and to understand what is really important - our relationship with God. When we stand before Him, and our lives are evaluated, the material things will not matter (Revelation 20:11-15). Only if we lived by faith according to the Bible will matter. The greatest gift God wants us to have is the invisible gift of Himself in the baptism of the Holy Ghost (John 3:3-5, Jon 7:37-39, Acts 2:1-4 & 38-39, Acts 8:12-17, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:1-7). If you have never received this gift the way the scriptures say, you should seek it. It is God's promise to you. Then you will have eyes to see the invisible.