Monday, June 20, 2016

The Things Not Seen

The following is from my new book If God Knows What I Need, Why Should I Pray?

There’s more to reality than what you can see with your eyes. God created everything in heaven and on earth, “visible and invisible” (Col. 1:16). Imagine a horizontal line that divides the things we can see from the things we can’t see. Everything “below the line” is visible and exists in the earthly realm. Everything “above the line” is invisible and exists in the spiritual realm.

Second Corinthians 4:18 describes the two realms: “While we look not at the things which are seen [below the line], but at the things which are not seen [above the line]; for the things which are seen are temporal [below the line], but the things which are not seen are eternal [above the line].

The invisible things in the spiritual realm seem like foolishness to those who only believe in what they see in the earthly realm. Paul writes, “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised” (1 Cor. 2:14). (Hendrickson Publishers 2016, p.46-47).

When we pray, we reach into the spiritual realm and ask God in heaven to intervene in our situations here on earth. Jesus said, “The things that are impossible with people [natural realm] are possible with God [spiritual realm].” (Luke 18:27) Since we can’t see what’s going on in the spiritual realm when we pray, we must trust God’s promises in His Word that what He says will come to pass. Faith is the conviction of the things not seen (Heb. 11:1). So the next time you pray, keep in mind the reality of the spiritual realm, which is an important part of receiving the answer.
If God Knows What I Need, Why Should I Pray? explains that some things in your life will not happen unless you pray. CLICK HERE to read chapter one.

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