Thursday, October 27, 2005

Seeing the Invisible

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Rabbi Daniel Lapin describes faith in a very similar way:
The word faith itself simply means the ability to see something presently still invisible as clearly as if it were already here. (Buried Treasure: Secrets for Living from the Lord’s Language, p. 107)
This makes perfect sense when you consider what the world is made up of. For as the author of Hebrews says:
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)
The Word of God is invisible — it cannot be perceived with our physical senses. Yet, it is the substance, the underlying reality of the entire universe. The invisible Word of God is what faith is all about--faith is believing that Word. Therefore, when we walk in faith in God’s Word, we are relating to the world in the most effective way. That is why Paul said that we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). That is why Oral Roberts said that when we learn to see the invisible, we will be able to do the impossible.

Learn to see the invisible, by faith in the Word of God, and you will change the world.