Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Behind the visible

The visible and the invisible

Behind many visible aspects of the world around us may be spiritual forces, invisible areas of reality that may have more ultimate significance than the visible.

2 Cor 4:18

We do not look at things which are seen but at things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

The gospel is also veiled…to those who are perishing
Because the god of this age has blinded their minds

According to Paul’s message the essential battle for world evangelization is a spiritual battle and that the weapons of this battle are not carnal but spiritual.

But maybe the point many will not agree with is that God has given us a mandate for intelligent, aggressive, spiritual warfare.

Understanding this well can lead us to raise more prayers for the advancing of the kingdom of God

Understanding the difference between the visible and the invisible is one of the overall battle plan to break the hold the enemy has on lost and perishing soul.

Igniting the wrath of God

The key biblical passage on distinguishing the visible from the invisible is Roman 1. Just a few books talk about the wrath of God, nevertheless wrath is an attribute of God. This means it is not just some mood that comes and goes, but a part of the very nature of God. God is a God of wrath. But he is also a God of Justice, a God of Love, a God of mercy and a God of holiness.

Romans 1:18

The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness

This maddening unrighteousness has directly to do with the visible and the invisible. Let me explain.

God created the world in order to manifest His glory. Through the things that are made or the visible aspect of the creation, God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen.

Everything we see in God’s creation, without exception, was originally created to reveal “His Eternal Power and Godhead” (Romans 1:19-20)

This means of course that every human being was created to glorify God. As we are the only ones who were created in the image of God, humans occupy a higher level than other objects of creation.

So was angelic being, animals, plants, heavenly bodies, mountains, icebergs, volcanoes and uranium and also human culture.

Corrupting God’s creation

An important part of creation has choosen not to glorify God, and this is a serious problem. Certain human beings have taken created things and corrupted them so that they no longer revealed the glory of God. They have changed God’s glory into an image made like corruptible man – and birds and four – footed beasts and creeping things. (Rom 1:23)

Gos is very infuriated when he sees what was designed for His glory being switched to specifically, humans, birds, animals and reptiles.

When such visible objects are intentionally crafted to represent supernatural powers, they released the wrath of God.

When attempting to trace the references to the wrath of God through the Bible it becomes clear that nothing comes even close to upsetting God as much as serving the creature than the Creator (Rom 1:25). God especially hates it when human beings use visible to glorify Satan and other evil demonic beings

Horrible things reported in Jeremiah 1-19
Saying to a tree: you are my father and to a stone you give birth to me (jer 2:27)

It was some adultery to the eyes of God: “You have played the harlot with many lovers” (Jer 3:1).

He said Israel defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees (Jer 3:9)

All the Ten Commandments are very important but they come after first and second commandments. The first commandment has to do with the invisible and the second has to do with the visible.

You shall have no other god before Me
You shall not make for yourself any carved image

According to this we can say that no sin is worse than using the visible to give honor and glory to demonic principalities. Nothing so provokes God to jealousy and wrath.

Illustrations of things that could be very worse sins

Japan and the rising sun
Many people in Hawaii focused on lava rocks especially those from Kilua volcanoe (Glory to pele instead of glorifying God)
The Grand canyon
…Egyptian spirits, tower of Ra,Cheops pyramids, Osiris temple, hindu principalities, Vishnu greek, Rama shrine and many many others and all this according to Roman 1 is still raising the wrath of God.

Affirming culture

It is become fashionable today to reaffirm culture and to advocate a multicultural society. Christians should not be blindsided by this.

We have to expose it to the light of visible and invisible

Behind cultural forms just as behind lava rock in Hawaii, can lie the invisible Power of the Creator or invisible demonic power. If we are ignorant to this we can make ourselves unnecessarily vulnerable to devastating waves of high – level demonization.

Culture is a part of God’s creation, so it is good in itself.
è One of the visible elements designed to glorify God
è Very very important point !!!!!

The tower of Babel

Cultural origins are revealed in Genesis. There was a time according to genesis 11 when the human race was all one culture. Presumabily, however, God’s original purpose was to have the human race scattered over the earth and develop into diverse cultures.

But the people, true to their fallen nature, though they had a better plan than God. So they decided to reverse the scattering process by consolidating around a tower, the Tower of Babel. “Lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth” (Gen 11:4)

The tower was visible structure. What was invisible then? Archeologist tell us it was a ziggurat, a well known ancient structure designed for occult purposes. They wanted a tower “whose top is in the heavens” in order to draw on satanic power for their desired one world movement. They used the visible to glorify the creature rather than the Creator.

God’s reaction was predictable. He became angry. In one stroke he ruined their plans by confounding their languages, and they proceed to scatter as God intended. The human race ended up, “separated into their lands, according to their families, into their nations” (Gen 10:5)


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