Yesterday we continued our sermon series with a message titled “Seeing The Unseen”. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ecourages us to fix our eyes on what is unseen because what is unseen is eternal but what is seen is temporal.
As believers, many of us are living defeated because we are focused on what is seen. We are blinded and are unable to discern the things of the Spirit.2 Kings 6:15-17 tells us the account of Elisha and how he was surrounded by the enemy. Elisha’s servant panicked because he saw what was in front of him but Elisha was at peace because he saw the unseen, and told his servant, “those who are with us are greater than those who are against us”. When we can see the unseen, we can have peace even in the face of battles.Scripture highlights 2 reasons from Mark 16:14 that make us unable to see in the spirit:
1. Unbelief – Sadly, the church today has become very scientific. They want to see before they believe. But Jesus said to Martha in John 11:40, “Did I not tell you, if you believe you will see the glory of God?”. Jesus also calls blessed those who have not seen but have believed. As believers, we are called to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). We walk in unbelief when the Lord speaks, but because we can’t prove it or understand it, we chose not to believe what He has said.
2. Hardness of heart – when our hearts are hard or cold, it is very difficult to see in the Spirit; to discern what the Lord is doing or saying. When we allow the difficulties and struggles we experience in this life to cause our hearts to be hardened because of pain, rejection and the like, we can no longer see the unseen. But Jesus is able to take a stony heart and make it into a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). In Mark 8:17, Jesus tells his disciples that their hearts are hard and that’s why they can’t see.Let us search our hearts today and surrender them to Jesus. He alone can change our hearts and enable to truly see!
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