Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Some people see, hear, taste, feel and smell better than others.
Some can’t at all.
Some animals’ senses are exponentially better than humans.
Just because we can’t sense something doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Our senses help us experience our environment.
There are some people who are more gifted at sensing spiritual things just as some are more gifted in the physical world. The devil wants to pervert these gifts as psychics, fortune tellers etc., but that’s not of God, and even prophets in the bible never prophesied at will.
The atheist must understand that there is a spiritual world beyond our physical comprehension, which will make its physical ‘proof’ impossible…that’s why it’s called faith, the sense that gives us awareness to what we can’t see.
Faith is your spiritual antenna, microscope, telescope that is activated making you aware of what was always there. Even the Christian as he or she grows in faith is made more aware of what he has been ordained to see through his or her level of spiritual sensitivity…just as some people are blessed to see better than others (everyone with eyesight doesn’t have 20/20 vision).
The spiritual sensitivity that results from faith along with using God’s word as the measuring stick and God’s wisdom for proper understanding allows us to experience God at a greater level, making Him more real to us than ever before.
Just as we work to enhance our natural senses to better experience and understand the physical world (glasses, hearing aids etc.), let us work to master our spiritual senses as well.
Isn’t it interesting that people can tap into radio waves allowing us to receive radio, television, cell phones and GPS signals which we can’t see… but can receive once you have the proper receiver? And, that receiver won’t work unless it has the proper antenna. Faith is that antenna that taps into the world we can’t see, allowing us to receive messages from God.
Even though we can’t see Him, we know He is there and He is everywhere at the same time.
In fact, how is it people can accept an ‘omnipresent internet’, but not God. You can’t see the internet, however you know it’s there. Plus, you can be on the internet on your phone, your computer, at home, at work, in Spain, in outer space, and it’s all the same internet…and all connected.
How can people accept that truth, but can’t understand God can be everywhere at the same time and connected to everything?
How is it we can accept that a man can be a father, a son, a doctor, preacher or teacher, a husband, brother, coworker and friend and still be one man…different authorities and relationships in one man, but can’t accept that God can be Father, Son and Holy Spirit and still be one…different authorities and relationships in one God.
As we grow in faith, knowledge of the word of God and His wisdom, our understanding and perception of the world we can’t see, touch, taste, smell or feel will grow.