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December 18, 2013


By NiteOwlDave                                                      

Many years ago when I lived in Nassau, Bahamas, I recall a long-serving out-island missionary standing on our porch and staring quietly at the star-filled sky and reflecting,

"Ever think about the invisible things?" I followed his eyes upward and frowned.

"We are staring at thousands of stars, but it is the things we don't see with our eyes that are most intriguing." “What on earth?” I muttered.

He explained, "What we are able to see with our eyes is very limited compared to what remains invisible to us. Let me list some of the things which are totally invisible to our eyes but they are surely there because we use them or witness their power every day."

1.  Electricity. It flows through those wires and lights our houses. Can't see it but it's there.
2.  Radio waves
3. TV signals
4. Citizen Band radio signals
5. Medical radiation signals 

6. Telegraph signals
7. There's radar
8. Sonar
9. Fish finder signals
l0. There's invisible oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air.

11.There are germs and viruses everywhere, all invisible to the naked eye
12. Metal detection signals
13. Infrared signals
14. Magnetic signals
15. Gamma rays16. Ultraviolet rays from the sun
17. X-ray beams
18. "Lastly," he clucked, "we sure could use a cool breeze which we couldn't see coming but could certainly feel its affect."

That was 40 years ago. Since then, we have tacked on a few additional invisible things we have uncovered or built upon pre-established science.
1. Cell phone signals
2. Pager signals
3. TV remote control signals
4. Microwave oven wonders
5. Remote garage door openers

6. Remote car door openers
7. TV remote channel changers
8. Fax machine signals
9. Internet signals
10. Satellite to TV set signals

11. Global positioning signals
12. Invisible animal "zap" fencing signals
13. High-pitched animal whistles
14. Laser beams
...the list goes on. 

Given the reality of the above invisible things, it is confusing that many today give no consideration to the idea of an invisible but equally-real spirit world.

Is it because we see God, angelic and satanic forces as being the stuff of science fiction? A real God? A real Devil? A real after life? 

Another missionary friend recently wrote,

"There was a time when God was invisible. But one night He came to Earth in Bethlehem as the baby Jesus. He later revealed His love for us at the cross where He died. Three days later, He rose again in fulfillment of l,000-year-old Old Testament prophecy.

"That invisible Man who became visible was the Lord Jesus Christ who is alive today at the right hand of Father God.  The Bible points out that He will return soon and take all true believers home to Heaven. That sounds Starwarian, but that is the promise."

The Bible says there is eternal life to those who will believe in Christ for salvation simply by faith.
The apostle John, in the company of the disciples, quotes Christ as saying, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed.  But blessed are those who have not seen me but still believed." (John 20:29)

The apostle Paul refers to invisible things several times.
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen." (Romans l:20)
"For by him were all things created, in heaven and in earth, visible and invisible." (Colossians 1:16)

"For the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:18)
The apostle Matthew said our spirit is totally invisible yet is everlasting.
"Man can kill the body, but not the spirit." (Matthew 10:28)
Christ's resurrected body is now invisible.
"Christ is now in the spiritual presence of God." (Hebrews 1:13)
Our resurrected bodies will be invisible.
"Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Corinthians 15: 50-51)
The conclusion is that because God may not choose to reveal himself at half time during the Super Bowl in no way allows us to say, "That's unacceptable, that's not good science."

No, we are born with a bothersome conscience which every so often whispers, "God here, check Me out."
Perhaps the most valid reason to believe in the "invisible God" is what we can see in the lives of those who have opened their hearts to Christ and have been visibly changed.

There are many once-bound people out there who were once ravaged by visible sin who are now gloriously changed by God who they thought was invisible, or did not care.

God invisible? Perhaps we need to open our eyes.
The Bible says eternal life is available to anyone who repents of his or her sin and calls out to Christ for His completed salvation. (Mark l: 15) Have you done that?