Friday, February 5, 2021

Mark Day 25

And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.”

Mark 9:7

It’s not what we see but what we hear that matters.  Peter, James, and John see Jesus transfigured on the mountain top, a glimpse of Jesus’ heavenly body.  Jesus would defeat death by rising from the dead.  They would see Him again in His glorious state.  But we don’t get to the glorious things by what we see but through what we hear.  The disciples would have to hear Jesus in order to walk with Jesus.  Like the man with the demonized boy, the disciples would have to believe and trust in Jesus’ words and power.  The easiest way to miss God’s will and work is to base our lives on what we see rather than who or what we hear.  Our enemy is proficient in the visual, he needs us to be moved by what we see.  Hell is limited to fear because there is no hope, help, or healing in what hell has to say.  God speaks to us.  “Listen to Him.”  Listen to Jesus.  Don’t let what you see scare you, let what you hear strengthen you.  Do you believe?  Ask the Lord to help your unbelief.  Ask Him to open up your ears to hear what He is saying.  This isn’t about saying religious things but hearing and believing real things.  When we hear what real, we will see what’s real too.

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