We’ve been discussing the God-kind of faith. All faith has to do with faith in God! We’re not talking about different kinds of faith. There’s only one TRUE faith and that’s the God-kind of faith that calls things that are not as though they were. It’s the kind of faith that Abraham had.
Romans 4:17 (KJV)
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
There are two things about faith we need to see. Faith has to do with things that are not seen and things that have not yet happened.
The saying seeing is believing is simply not true because once you see it you don’t have to believe it. The correct way to say this is believing is seeing. You must believe before you actually see the manifestation. That’s what it means to call things that are not as though they were. You’re actually calling for the thing you want. This is faith.
Faith sees beyond the natural realm and into the spirit realm where the answer is and by faith calls for it to manifest in the natural realm. Faith is the bridge between the spirit realm and the physical realm. Once it manifests in the natural realm, you don’t have to use your faith on it because you now have it. We’ll get into this more when we talk about how to use faith.
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.
This is a great scripture because it shows that everything in this life is temporary which means it’s subject to change by the Word that created it. The things of God are eternal. We will never run out of the availability of God’s power!
That’s why we need to develop our faith so that we can overcome the obstacles that confront us. The more we get into God’s Word and get it into us, the more persuaded we become that His Word is TRUTH and trumps everything. And we become more stable!
Continued next time — Pamela