In the grade 1/2 class they are learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and that most of the spectrum is unobservable to the human eye. The visible spectrum from 380 – 700 nanometers is a small sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum. Unseen to us are radio waves, microwaves, infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, x-rays and gamma rays. The Bible says ‘we wrestle not against flesh and blood (which we can see) but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places’ (all unseen).

Just as microwaves and radio waves are real, Satan and one third of the hosts of heaven are real. We can hear messages transmitted by radio waves or boil water with micro waves, and likewise devils are actively communicating destructive lies imperceptible to those using only physical senses which is just how Satan usually prefers it, the masses remaining blind to his schemes. But, like we can observe the water boil, we can observe the death, discord, and destruction coming to a rolling boil in the earth.

So how do Verideia students live in a world of unseen cataclysmic ‘gamma’ rays? Well, we equip them with special scripture spectacles to see the lies of the evil one and know there is another side of this unseen realm and it includes God and 2/3 of the heavenly hosts. When we can see the unseen like Elisha’s servant in 2 Kings 6, our resolve is made strong again and we can go forth in victory.