The invisible man


Did you know the Bible speaks of an invisible man?  It is true.  We always hold such notions as science fiction and the realm of impossibility.  However, there is a man spoken of in scripture that the world has not seen since he became invisible.

We the church, hold the following statement from Christ as true and do not question it. 

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.[1]

And here, I introduce you to the invisible man.  This invisible man is the believer just spoken of by Jesus.  Yet when Jesus describes this invisible believer-

And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”[2]

All we hear is crickets. 

This believer has become the invisible man.  We have heard of him but I have never seen him.  Everyone I have talked to in church has heard of him, yet no one has seen him.

Some would say, Jesus is not speaking of any individual, He is talking of the church collectively.  It is true, I tell not a lie, others would negate other scripture that speaks of individuals having such a promise, helping to further insure we will not see this invisible man.

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.[3]

Christ testimony is the truth, yet who can point to this individual.  The believer Jesus has spoken of has become the invisible man.  There are detractors who will say this invisible believer is poppy cock.  No matter what these detractors say, Jesus has a different opinion on why we do not see this invisible man.

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”[4]

The power that has transformed the believer described by Jesus into the invisible man is lack of faith. 

However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”[5]

I used to think that was the most ridiculous question I have ever heard because I could see the church everywhere.  But now I have to wonder, just like Him, because I can not see the one Jesus spoke of.  In my life or others, I can not see the invisible man.


[1] Mark 16:16

[2] Mark 16:17-18

[3] John 14:12-14

[4] Matthew 17:20

[5] Luke 18:8b

2 thoughts on “The invisible man

  1. Ok, I see what your saying. (though I didn’t follow your analogy till the end of this post).

    Honestly, this person isn’t invisible at all though. God is raising up people are following his example and operating in signs, wonders and miracles. Check out bethel church in CA. Amazing revival culture where miracles have become common. (www.ibethel.org). Also, http://www.kvministries.org has a great media page with tons of testimonies.

    And, though it definitely will have some odd stuff in it, the Finger of God videos give a good glimpse into some amazing stuff that God is doing in the earth today. I especially love Heidi baker!

    Finger of God video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkxF8eHePzs

    Thanks,
    Cole

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