The Invisible One – Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, unafraid of the king’s anger; for he persevered as though he saw him who is invisible.

How readily our eyes deceive us. We’ve all learned by experience that seeing is not believing. In the age of electronic images there are millions of examples of images we see that distort reality. Images that lie. The camera competes with the tongue in its propensity for the evil of deception. The camera frequently lies. Don’t believe your eyes.

Moses knew that when all around him appeared lost, his eyes could not be trusted. He had looked deep into Pharaoh’s face many times and experienced his anger, arrogance and blatant dishonesty. Yet, what he saw and experienced would not deter him. He knew his mission and he knew the Invisible One who had commissioned him. Now, in the midst of panicked chaos resulting from the death of all of Egypt’s first born, he could look with courage through eyes of faith and boldly trust the One whom he could not see. Moses pressed on, persevering as if he could clearly see ‘Him who is invisible’. He truly walked by faith and not by sight.

The application is clear for those who are in the kingdom of God today. We are surrounded by destruction and loss as a result of a culture that continues to trust the lying images. Obviously, the ultimate source of our cultural degradation is our enemy who plays to our sinful nature. Many have bought into the enemy’s narcissistic agenda that has been openly propagated by the lying image captured by the camera. Satan is known as the deceiver for good reason.

Maybe more than ever, we must not trust our physical eyes. We must focus on the Invisible One and the invisible truths that guide us. In the total scheme of things, it is the invisible that is eternal and the visible that fades. This world truly is not our home. We are just passing through and faith calls us to abandon ourselves to the Faithful Christ who leads us. The One that though we have not seen, we believe. We walk with Him by faith, not by sight.

John 20:29-31
Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

By the grace of Father God we also persevere as though we see Him who is invisible. He is able to keep that which we’ve committed to Him. He is Faithful. His is Strong and Kind and Trustworthy. He is Lord Jesus. Look to Him always.

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