Summary: Its time that we get our eyes off the problems and view the invisible.
“Seeing The Invisible”
Text: 2Kings 6:8-19
Intro: “Seeing the invisible” Now that sounds like a paradox and maybe it is a paradox because I know that something invisible is something that you cant see. so how can we view it , or how can we see it. The key word is We. How can we see it?
you see, we are not like everybody else. We are Christians and there’s the difference. We don’t see things like everybody else, because were Christians.
And so we look at things differently.
We don’t march to the same drum,
We don’t hear the same things as the world does,
We don’t walk and we don’t talk the same way as the world does.
And we cannot react the same way that the world does, can you say amen.
We don’t live by the same rules, in fact were not bound by the laws of nature.
We are not zombies of flesh,
We are spirits of fire.
We live in a spirit world.
II. Christians look at a physical world in a
different way because we are looking
through spiritual eyes.
1.The world may come through the desert and see a
but the Children of Israel can come by and see a
water fountain over flowing with living water.
2.The world may see just a small child in a manger,
But you and I can look and we can say that the
govt. will be on his shoulder
and he shall be called: wonderful
councilor, prince of peace, and lord of lords.
3.The world may look and they may see 2 cris-cross
beams and it mean nothing to them.
But you and I can say that the power of the Cross,
the preaching of the cross is the way of salvation
and to them that perish foolishness, but unto us
that are saved it is the power of God.
What I’m saying to you is that:
* the natural man cannot discern the things of the spirit, for they are spirit!
- we must live different.
WE ARE VIEWING THE INVISIBLE!!
Review the text.
- tell what’s happening
III. Gods Got a Man!
1. Elisha stood in the way of him defeating
- wouldn’t it be great if you could say “I stood in the way of the devil defeating some Christian”
2. I believe Gods gonna raise men and women in this church whos gonna stand in the devils way.
- The enemy may come against Mike Corley but standing
between the enemy and Mike Corley, there’s a Bob
Ball and he’s praying for them and he’s saying “No
I’m telling you that Gods church has got each other,
And that’s a powerful resource.
12And one of his servants said, "None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."
13So he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him."
And it was told him, saying, "Surely he is in Dothan."
14Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
* Elisha was the man of God.
He was Gods mouthpiece and Gods Prophet
He was the one working the plow when Elijah came and threw the mantle over his
shoulder, and said come and follow me.
Elisha, when he later picked up the fallen mantle of Elijah when he was taken up to
Elisha picked up the mantle and said, now I’m Gods man, I’m the prophet, and
I got to go forward.
- Listen, he was Gods man, he was obeying God, and yet the armies of the enemy surrounded him.
No matter who you are,
No matter what office you may hold,
No matter how long you’ve been in this thing,
IV. Night time comes to everybody!
1. Night time is inevitable
- days slip away, and the birds that were once chirping up on the limbs
there no longer smiling at you. And the good of day seems to slip
away. And the flowers tuck their heads and the darkness pushes its way in. And the light is pushed out of the way. And darkness comes to your
house and he comes to mine,
- darkness is no respecter of persons.
the bible says “it rains on the just and the unjust.”
some of you know what it is to have darkness come to your house.
* We know what it is to feel the good spirit.
And we know what it is to sing “I’am redeemed
We know what it is to shout and jump pews
But we also know darkness.
WE know what it is to come home and before you can ever get the door open