The Lord gave me some very poignant thoughts last night concerning Faith.
Hebrews 11 is emphatic on what faith is.
Now faith is…Faith is about NOW. It is about God acting in the NOW…and He does it in RESPONSE TO OUR FAITH IN HIM!
We have to believe that He is powerful and good to guarantee that if we give our lives to Him and serve Him, testify for Him, He will prove Himself faithful. He is faithful because when we have Faith in Him He is full of power to meet the need of the hour.
There are situations in our lives where it is not our character at stake, but His, because we cannot naturally resolve the issues for ourselves, we declare, testify with the way we live, that He alone has the power to fulfil the need.
So when Hebrews 11 opens it talks about the certainty of the substance. It talks about the fact that we have a certainty of the substance of what we believe, because that faith substance has come alive in our hearts through Him. This is what makes men and women great in faith. Because their faith is interactive, with intimacy and relationship with the One they have faith in.
So this means that faith is not a force!
It is not a principle…it is essentially the certainty of the substance, of which we have already tasted in our spirit man, and now flowing into our circumstances. This means that what must live in our Hearts must now MANIFEST into our circumstances, if we discern correctly, pray correctly, walk in Him circumspectly.
First as all the examples we see in scripture, all show a certainty of knowledge of who He is…and the ability to perform and vindicate Himself in the affairs of men. This rules out the possibility having fulfilled all the conditions that He forsakes us in this cause. I have yet to be in a situation where having being certain of that substance of God’s purpose, to be left empty handed.
We will continue to explore Faith.