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Friday, April 29, 2011

Enlightened To See the Invisible God

Isaiah 55: 6, Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. NKJV

Isaiah 55: 8 - 9,
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. NKJV

The Lord gave Isaiah a powerful insight into the repercussions that occur when we choose to forsake God. He reveals to us that sin separates our minds from His mind and our hearts from His heart. When Adam and Eve chose to break fellowship by sinning against the Lord, it caused all of mankind to become carnally minded. Our understanding and consciousness of God had become darkened. This spiritual ignorance which was the result of a hardened heart of unbelief caused all humans to go astray in their hearts. Spiritual blindness led us astray.

As long as a person chooses to walk in rebellion, they will walk in spiritual ignorance and not be able to see the invisible God. The writer of Hebrews instructs us to pursue peace and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. Now that we have discussed the causes of spiritual blindness and have learned that it keeps us from seeing the invisible God and knowing His ways, let's discuss what we can do to become enlightened on how we can rectify this problem.

When I use the term "see the invisible God," I'm speaking about knowing Him and His ways through divine revelation. It's not that we will begin to see God with our natural eyes (once we are born again), but rather we can have the mind of Christ to understand God's ways. This will cause us to recognize God in any situation. The Holy Spirit will renew our minds with the understanding of God and empower us to know what to do whenever a problem arises in our lives. Here is the key to receiving sight (or understanding) in order and walk in the ways of God. You must trust in the Lord with your entire heart and don't look to your own wisdom, but in all your decisions acknowledge Him, and He will direct your steps through His Spirit within you.

Ephesians 1: 15 - 18,
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; NKJV

What Does God Look Like,
Pastor Asa

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