Summary: Faith is the substance. This is part 3 in the series showing how we can grab hold of the promises of Christ in the supernatural and bring them into the natural.
FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE THAT PULLS THE PROMISES OF GOD OUT OF THE SUPERNATURAL REALM INTO OUR NATURAL REALM!!
Faith is THE SUBSTANCE used for visualizing the future in advance. It is seeing the future in the present.
Every great achievement began when somebody saw it in advance. We didn’t put a man on the moon until one day JFK stood up and said, "Let’s put a man on the moon." When he said that, the technology had not even been invented.
Faith is believing when I don’t see it. Some things have to be believed before they can be seen. The world says, "Seeing is believing." God says, "Believing is seeing." You have to see it in advance."
SEE - we have to be careful not to act out our lives based on "Circumstantial Evidence"
Circumstantial Evidence = the evidence of our senses
How many have ever watched western movies?
Have you seen the times when there’s a covered wagon group being attacked by Indians - they yell "CIRCLE THE WAGONS" - and then the Indians (enemy) begins to ("Encircle") the people in order to keep them from moving on until the people begin to FIRE BACK with their weapons of warfare to defeat what has Encircled Them
In most western movies the next thing to happen is the Calvry coming in for the Salvation of these people - you hear the Blast of their Trumpet
CIRCLE - comes from Circum which is the root word for "Circumstances" = around
SEE - That is exactly what "Hell" is doing against your life Right Now - Hell has Encircled You in order to keep you from moving on IN GOD - Hell doesn’t want you to come into their territory they’ve held for SO LONG and get to YOUR PROMISED LAND!
SEE - LOOK AT WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ....
Numbers 10:9 (NIV)
When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies.
1 Cor. 14:8 (KJV)
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
A young boy really wanted to be part of the Civil War Armies but he was too young - but he could play a bugle when he was asked what he could do for the army. He practiced day and night to learn the songs he needed to know for the army division he was now a part of -
Once in the middle of a battle - his division was losing the battle and the General looked at him and said "Play Bugle Boy" - he began to play the only song he had thusfar learned which was "Charge" - The General said "Bugle Boy - what are you doing - sound the Retreat Blast"! He said, "I haven’t practiced that one yet and once again blew the "Charge" on his Trumpet and the troops rallied and won that battle which they had been losing!
Alot of us need to begin "Sounding The Charge" - Then CALVARY will come in to Rescue Us - the Blood Jesus shed for Us provided Our Rescue in All Things ....
Speaking The Word of God - which is a Prophetic Word - A Prophetic Trumpet Blast - Blows away circumstances as we continue to "Speak The Word Of God We Have Total Confidence In"
FAITH does NOT walk according to circumstantial evidence - circumstances - BUT FAITH walks according to WHAT GOD SAYS IS POSSIBLE
Mark 8:27-29 (NIV)
Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets." "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
Who We Say Jesus Is Within Our Circumstances Is Everything - Whatever The Devil Is Using To Encircle Us And Keep Us From Moving On With God Must Be Stood Against Using God’s Word!!
Hebrews 11:3 (KJV)
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 4:14 (NASB)
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Our FAITH or UNBELIEF is determined by Our Confession we are making!!
E. W. KENYON said;
Few of us realize the effect of our spoken word on our own heart or on our Adversary. He hears us make our confession of failure, of sickness, of lack, and apparently he doesn’t forget; and we unconsciously go down to the level of our confession.