Seeing Him who is Invisible
And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.
The holy Spirit truly came down from His throne sent by the Father. As He came descending, it looked as like a dove had come down appearing out of the heavens to rest on Jesus. “This is My Son” God the Father said as His Spirit sat upon Jesus. He, the Spirit of God, in the figure like that of a dove, was witnessed, seen by John.
“I could hear the tearing up of the winds as if thunder was imprisoned and bidding to escape the wings of the aircraft as it descended upon the tarmac. I stood unable to move, frozen in time, looking up at what appeared to be an eagle in the sky.” — Natashia Fearon
We all know full well that an airplane, or the Iron Bird, as many like to call it, is no bird. Yet it sure does resemble one, even capturing the natural form of the free creature, demanding its wise machinery.
John explains he would not have known that Jesus, Mary’s son, was the long awaited Christ, had God not have told it to him prior to. John confesses he wouldn’t have known it nor had the understanding of such things had God not given him the understanding, telling him what to lookout for and what it would signify.
It was in truth a glorious affirmation of the Father, Son and Spirit as one.
We must come to the knowledge that He is always with us, too. Even now, He is beside you, behind you, in front of you, and greater He is in you. He has made His home and His kingdom to reside and expanded in you, in us.
He is with us. He really truly is with us. Even in us. Though we cannot see Him with our eyes He is with us in truth.
Now, knowing this what changes? Everything. Everything changes.
When you are tired, weary and weak on the verge of giving up, you must remember this: He is right now with me.
When you are full, joyful, and strong on the verge of soaring, you must remember this: He is right now with me.
Whether full or empty, in gain and loss, joy and sorrow, peace and war, summer or winter…we must remember this: He is right now with us.
Right now, He is with us.
We cannot see air but know it is always present. We do not know where the winds blow from, where they come from and where they go, yet we know they are present.
So too is Jesus in spirit. He is with you now, right now and even forever.
Yes, He is.
He is the coach on the side bench aiding you, informing you of how to win against your opponent.
He is your teammate passing you the puck or taking the final shot.
He is the friend whose chest is available to comfort you.
He is the teacher who shapes our minds and advances us in His wisdom, knowledge and understandings.
He is the tour guide, leading us in the way we ought to travel.
He is courage and strength.
He is faithful and good.
He is merciful and kind.
He is holy and true.
He is sovereign and just.
He is King and God. He is Saviour and Redeemer. Judge and Master. Christ and Lord.
He is and He was and He is to come.
He is with you, so endure. Endure like you can see Him there with you today. Endure like you can see Him inside of you. Endure, as seeing, seeing Him who is invisible.
SEE and ENDURE. ENDURE and SEE.
“By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.”