What are You Looking at?
2 Corinthians 4:18 (KJV) 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
What this means is that everything that’s temporary can be changed by the things that are eternal – the spirit realm – because that’s where the answers are. And the good thing is that everything on planet earth is temporary – temporal. Nothing in this natural, physical realm lasts forever – even the earth.
2 Peter 3:12-13 (KJV) 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Revelation 21:1 (KJV) 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Now, about the temporary things that we deal with. All temporary things on planet earth can be changed by the Word of God. As Dennis Burke says, “If words can change my eternal destiny, then words can change my present circumstances!” So just what are these temporary things? They’re sickness, disease, poverty, depression, addictions emotional problems, financial issues, etc. I think you get the picture—whatever is on planet earth is temporary and subject to change by God’s Word. And all these issues can be changed by God’s Word. Too many Christians have accepted the devil’s lies and have succumbed to living a life far below what God has already provided for us: divine health, peace of mind, joy, freedom from oppression and all kinds of emotional issues, provision, prosperity, walking in God’s love, etc. Our part is to speak God’s Word into the situations of life and expect change.
So, what’s the key to walking in all that God has for us? Faith! Faith is the key ingredient for the recipe of success and victory. By faith we access the power of God and bring the answer from the spirit realm into manifestation in the physical realm. Faith changes things because that’s how God operates and we’re made in His image. He told us to “speak to the mountain” and it would obey us! [Mark 11:23] And the good news is that it’s really God’s faith that we’re using to access His power! Think about that! [Gal. 2:20]
When we get born-again, we’re given the measure of faith and that faith is the faith of Jesus. [Rom. 12:3] But, what we do with that faith determines how much victory we walk in. Remember, faith in God comes by hearing His Word because that’s where faith is. [Rom. 10:17] God is a faith God and everything He ever did, does, and will do is by faith.
So, if you’re going to change things in the natural, physical realm by faith, you need to know what faith is and how to use it.
Basically, faith believes what God has said in His Word and acts accordingly. I like Andrew Wommack’s definition of faith: It’s our positive response to what God has already given us by His grace. [I’ve written many blogs on faith. Please check them out.]
Brothers and sisters, we need to commit to believing God’s Word, walk in it, and see the supernatural manifestation of all that He has for us! We have to speak God’s Word to the mountains in our lives and expect change!
Galatians 2:20 (KJV) 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Romans 12:3 (KJV) 3 … according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Mark 11:22-24 (KJV) 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.