Monday, December 28, 2015


From the moment Adam and Eve faltered in the Garden, mankind has been on a slope of banana peels ever since.  Spurts of accessibility to the Living God hit our hearts routinely.  Forward we move.  Backward we slide.  Our hopes are that the forward steps surpass the backward ones.

I'm concerned about my/our faith.  Has it basically been neutered?  Do we walk by faith or do we, rather, repeat faith equations while we indulge the flesh?  Are we a people of certainty in the invisibles?  Or, have we adapted to the point we dress up our carnality and force it into thoughtful ministries?

In general, there seems to be a boredom accompanying both spirit ritual and service. Take a look at the condition of mankind; rich or poor, educated or un.  There has been a tremendous shift from living in the power of God to operating by the force of man. The result is continued church activity accompanied by great disinterest in the invisibles.

The apostle made an earth-rattling statement when he voiced, I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.

Why the eyes of our hearts and not simply our eyes?  There is a great divide between what we see in the invisibles and what we note by the visible.  This is a serious, life-transforming, systems-rattling, call.  Truthfully, the flesh is locked in on the latter.

Living by the invisible reality, then, would find us praying; whereas the flesh-eyes see prayer as dull, boring, time-consuming and basically useless.  Living by the unseen functions in a realm of hope that the carnal-eyes cannot focus upon.  In other words, they just don't believe it.

Added blessings of operating by the invisibles would include forgiveness of an enemy, giving of funds we think we need, and study of the Word of God.  The flesh responds: as if that's going to do any good!

Faith---this will be a profound statement---walks by faith.  It doesn't labor under our managerial ability nor or controlling succinctness.  Faithers baffle un-faithers as the latters claim; say it ain't so!

It is so.  Faith eyes believe on the very concourse where regular eyes doubt.

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