I’ve wondered aloud for years if fiction isn’t somehow more true than reality. When I look around at reality—my reality—it doesn’t seem as real to me as the pages of a novel or the lines from a movie or even that which springs from my own imagination. It just seems like … there’s more. More to life. More to the days. More than reality. 2 Corinthians 4:18 suggests that we look “not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.” It continues, “for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
This is a strange set-up for thoughts on spiritual warfare I realize, but the fact is that there is an “unseen realm” that is very real—likely more real than what we are able to see, hear, touch, and feel. It’s not fiction but neither is it what we normally associate with reality. (In fact, it’s more closely aligned with an integration of the fantastic.) And in this unseen realm we are not without certain specific and powerful weapons. Psalm 139:14 reveals to us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Ephesians 2:6 goes as far as to say that we are “seated with” Jesus. The sum of it is … are you more than you realize? Here is a video from the first release in the Small Group Life series. It’s short, less than 5 minutes, but author Ron Keck poses some very provocative questions worth considering. Take a look.