Spiritual Sonar - The Assurance of God's Faithfulness
Ted E. Bowling
Given 16-May-15; Sermon #1267s; 18 minutes
Ted Bowling, acknowledging that faith is a foundation of our assurance in the reality of God, uses a submarine analogy with its sonar equipment to illustrate faith. The crew of the submarine must rely on the ping of a sonar signal to keep from crashing into underwater cliffs, trusting in a power they cannot see. God has given to us spiritual sonar to help us to navigate in uncharted venues. If we rely on God, He will make our ways straight. As we pray, study, and meditate, we sharpen our spiritual sonar, seeing that God is active in our lives, helping us to navigate through Satan's demonic world, fraught with multiple distractions. God alone knows what trials we go through and what they will accomplish. Like Elisha's servant had to learn, the forces with us are more than are with the enemy. Angelic forces are available to all of God's called-out ones. Without the spiritual sonar of faith, supplied by God's Holy Spirit, we will not be able to see God working in our lives.
Angelic powers Ephesians 2:8 ; 6:12-16 Elisha Evidence Faith I Corinthians 5:7 Hebrews 11:1 Hupostasis James 1:2 Satan's distractions II Kings 6:14 Sonar Submarine analogy Substance The Hunt for Red October