Do You See What I See?

Power of the Invisible

Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see?  There is an unseen dimension to the world we live in.  It is the invisible and there is power at work for you  in that unseen.  I want you to think about and picture an iceberg.  An iceberg is a large block of glacial ice floating through open waters. One of the interesting things about an iceberg is only a small amount of the iceberg is visible to the eye – that part that is above the water.  However, over 90% of an  iceberg is “unseen” – it is below the surface. If we only go by what we can see we will miss the power and magnitude of that iceberg. Spiritually if we only go by what we see we will miss the magnitude and power of what God has for our lives, we’ll miss the “Power of the Invisible”.


If we only look at what is visible; the circumstances, reports, tests,  information, analysis, etc. along with all the other things we can see or feel we can become overwhelmed and discouraged.  However, if we look beyond the seen and see the invisible, faith will rise up and we will be able to move forward into the victory God has for us.  2Corinthians 5:7 puts it this way, “we walk by faith and not by sight.”   This does not mean you deny the facts or pretend they do not exist.  You acknowledge them, but you must look beyond the facts into the unseen, into the invisible.  What do I mean by the invisible? What is the unseen? .

 

There’s a great story in 2 Kings chapter 6 that gives us insight into the power of the invisible. The prophet Elisha warns the king of Israel about the king of Syria’s plans to attack him. As a result the king of Israel avoids the attack. When the king of Syria realized what had happened, he calls his servants together and asks which of them warned the king of Israel. One of the king’s servants explains that it wasn’t them, but it was the prophet Elisha that had warned the king of Israel of his plan.

 

Immediately the king of Syria sent horses, chariots, and a great army to kill Elisha and they surrounded the city at night. The next morning, Elisha’s attendant saw the mammoth army with their horses and chariots circling the city, and asked, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 2Kings 6:15 Elisha tells him not to fear, for “those who are with us are more than those who are with them“. Then Elisha prayed that God would open his eyes. The Lord grants Elisha’s request and opened the servant’s eyes, letting him see into the unseen in which the mountain is filled with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. This is the power of the invisible in action.

 

There are more with you. They just can not be seen. God is with you. Even though you can not physically see God He is there. 2 Corinthians 4:18 gives us this insight to the power of the invisible, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” The seen is only temporary. It is just the “tip of the iceberg”. When our eyes are open to the unseen we will experience the greater that God has for us in the eternal realm .

 

We need to ask Jesus to open our eyes. Just like Elisha prayed for the LORD to open his servant’s eyes. Until Jesus opens our spiritual eyes to the things of the unseen, we will always be captive to the intimidation of the seen. Step into your destiny and experience what God has for you by tapping into the “POWER OF THE INVISIBLE” – SEEING THE UNSEEN!

Bruce Edwards

Bruce is a pastor, speaker, Bible teacher, and consultant to pastors and churches. He has over 35 years of leadership experience in business and ministry.  As a pastor he has a passion to help people experience the abundant life provided through Jesus and is committed to teach and communicate the principles of God’s Word with clarity, simplicity and boldness. He is uniquely gifted to help churches and ministries experience “breakthrough” for greater success and impact.    Bruce has a Masters Degree in Business management and has written several books including; What’s Next, The God Factor, Just Let It Go, The Little Red Book for Parents, God is For You, The Elementary Principles of Christianity, 5 Principles of Breakthrough, The Power of Half, and others. He served over 28 years at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Senior Associate Pastor. He is CEO of Bruce Edwards Ministries (BEM) which is focused on helping churches and ministries “breakthrough” to greater impact and growth. He provides staff development training, leadership training, Church growth assessments and planning, financial assessments, and other services for leaders, churches and ministries. He and his wife have been married for over 43 years. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Acts 20:24 (NIV) is one of his a favorite verses - “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

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