I have a neighbor who is obsessively neat. Here is somebody in the hands of a vile, evil spirit. Spiritual Warning. Watch; Audio; Subscribe; Donate; Enter your email to subscribe to Dr. Tony Evans sermons: What makes the book of Esther unique and unlike every other book in the Bible is that which does not reference God. He was casting out devils. Here is somebody bound down by an indescribable lust, and here is somebody who is given to drunkenness and to violence; all of these things that enter into the human heart. The great reality in this universe is the reality of the intelligence and the personality and the sovereignty of the Lord God: seeing the invisible. Jesus is no longer just a historical character to him; Jesus becomes a personal Savior [John 20:27-28]. The things that appear are not made out of things that we see, for the things that we see are not the real things; the real things are invisible and you don’t see them! INTRODUCTION: Do we have faith in God? Glen Eden . Think! Here is a man that one day was fine, and now he is vile and vicious. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. Here was a drunk, and He was making him well, and here was a man bound down by one of those tragic demons, and the Lord liberates him. Prayer: Its Force, Its Course, and Its Source, The Sixth Commandment: The Sanctity of Life, CCPA - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Seeing the invisible, eyes of the soul: Lord, open his eyes, that he could see [2 Kings 6:17]. And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. In the midst of the very most terrible time, God is present. It’s not anything like you think it is. The apostle Paul was very good at seeing invisible things. Contact us: Cnr Mt Albert & Dominion … Commemorating God. Return to list of sermons - M-S. Tony Evans — Seeing the Invisible Hand. I hope that is happening now. You can’t believe that men of science and men of learning are duped by such things, but whether he’s a primitive, primordial, primeval critter who lives sodden in ignorance and in filth, or whether he’s the university professor, so many of them—both extremes—are blinded by the god of this world [2 Corinthians 4:4], and they don’t see. Sermons. total duration: 2hr 45min) • You Are Blessed With Believing Abraham (approx. Seeing the Invisible: the title, of course, is from a passage in the eleventh chapter of the Book of Hebrews where the author describes Moses as having committed himself to God and “endured, as seeing the invisible” [Hebrews 11:27]. And when he turns, he is amazed at the simplicity and why he never saw it and never heard it before. Message * Name * Email * Tagged under. Isn’t that an unusual thing? He is the one to whom we confess our sins [1 John 1:9]; He is the one who forgives us all the wrong of our life; He is the one who writes our name in the Book of Life [Revelation 20:12, 15, 21:27; Luke 10:20]. Amen. Begin to see the invisible with eyes of faith today, lean on God’s grace and start accomplishing the impossible! This servant of Elisha had an unusual situation. And he came back to his master and said, “Master, wake up! This is the pastor bringing the message from the first chapter of Ephesians, and it is entitled Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul; Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Messages by Tony Evans DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! You have it translated here, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,” by fiat He spoke them into existence, “so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” [Hebrews 11:3], and that’s the phrase, “so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”  Mē to phainomenōn—now you ought to recognize that Greek word, mē to phainomenōn, the things appearing, this, this, this, this; the things I look at—the things appearing; not “the things appearing are made of the things that we see.”. Think! And with all of my soul I was preaching, “Wash and be clean, look and live [John 3:14-15; Numbers 21:8-9], believe and be saved!” [Acts 16:30-31]. We must see a vision of Jesus in our hearts [Hebrews2:9]. And he looked, and looked, and looked, and looked, and one day he saw. The apostle Paul was very good at seeing invisible things. God has to do something to a young man’s heart, to a young man’s life, to a young man’s soul. And even our pain, and our despair, and our ache of heart is as nothing compared to what God has done, and is going, and will do, for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear Him say, “What things I have prepared for My people” [1 Corinthians 2:9]. And our Master, as the Holy Spirit of God does His office work tonight, O blessed Lord, give to us these who look and live [John 3:14-15; Numbers 21:8-9]; these who wash in the blood of the Lamb and are clean [2 Kings 5:10-14; Revelation 7:14]; these who trust and are saved [Acts 16:30-31]. And now while we sing our song, somebody you, give his heart to Jesus [Romans 10:9-10]. Related Topics … And I haven’t time to speak of the great message of this sermon and the comfort that comes from it. But that’s reality; you don’t see these things that are real. You've got to meditate, you've got to let them come into view, as they become brighter through your studies and meditations. One day he called a tree-trimming service and learned it would cost him five thousand dollars to trim all those trees. What a paradox! Now, that’s the fundamental proposition of Plato’s philosophy: that the real things are spiritual things; the real things are unseen things. “O God, open his eyes, that he may see” [2 Kings 6:17]. Topic: Faith Passage: Romans 1:16-20, Hebrews 11:1-15, John 14:1-6, Psalm 19:1. But I can’t see the traces of your response cross your faces as I speak or talk to you after the service by the front door. The appointed Savior, to see God, look to Jesus, II. Every other book mentions God over and over and over again. We are shut up to prayer – to open our eyes is something only God can do, 2. Yea, we need a thousand eyes, every one of them open to God, that we might behold that angel who comes to us as an archangel of light [2 Corinthians 11:14], that we might know him and his deception, and it’s a marvelous thing how it works. Here is a boy that was sweet and fine, and now he belongs in the gutter. See, the enemy has schemes and strategies put in place to try to keep you from your destiny. I have read that if you were to mash out, press out, push out, all of the space in the atoms of the sun, you could haul it around in a tub. He lives on ten forested acres, and every time he drove up his long, winding driveway, the disorderly dead branches on the Ponderosa pine trees bothered him. And there were others that went out and planned to destroy Him, to take His life [John 11:53]. Glen Eden . I don’t know what would become of all of our ills if we would be quiet before God! Tony Evans (January-06-2019) Sermon: Seeing the Invisible Hand, Part 2. Pastor Gordon Small came to know Jesus in 1979 and it was a dark to light conversion. Tweet. You say, “Oh, but I don’t believe in demon possession.”  Man, just go around with me. Last Sunday night, the best I could, with all the fervency of my soul, I was preaching on the chapter before—chapter 5, in the Second Book of the Kings—and it was on Naaman [2 Kings 5:1-14]. God said to Moses, “You cannot see my face, but I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.” We encounter the invisible in the inner gift of love. That’s the way he’s supposed to live. Sermon. Sermon. In 2 Kings 6:16-17, Elisha and his servant are surrounded, and as his servant says to Elisha, “Alas, my master! ‘They that are with us’—how many of us? And one of the men on the staff, one of the men in the army, who knew the situation over there in Israel, said, “My lord, O king, there is not a one of us that is betraying any secret by which we counsel together to make war against Israel. 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