Summary: This first part of a series on Faith looks at how we can receive what we do not yet possess.
faith with substance
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Time has come to push into what God has for us all!
No more sitting back and hoping something good happens.
A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO — God really impressed me concerning the word FAITH, the Lord began to show me that FAITH is the “Substance”!
A chair has substance enough to sit on, a floor has substance enough to stand on, a car has substance enough to sit in and drive, and FAITH has substance enough to get a hold of anything we desire to receive.
Substance means there is something there to grab hold of — it is something that exists in the natural.
So — FAITH is the substance in our natural world in order to get a hold of those things in the supernatural world and bring them into our natural world.
We think that Abraham said it & UPS delivered it the next week or since it was a son — that year
BUT THE TRUTH IS ....
ABRAHAM HAD TO KEEP BELIEVING IT & SAYING IT & BELIEVING GOD FOR 25 YEARS BEFORE HE ACTUALLY SAW HIS SON ....
That is exactly what Jesus was trying to show his disciples when he told them;
Mark 11:23 (NIV)
“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
JESUS sets no “Time Limit” on the receiving part — BUT — KEEP BELIEVING TIL — KEEP SAYING TIL ....
Jesus says it is according to “WHAT WE SAY”
What mountain do you need to start speaking to and calling into evidence for you — start speaking & believing with No Doubt that FAITH has the substance to make it happen through the power of God.
How much of God’s power
exists for you?
What Can You Believe God For & How Long Can YOU Keep Believing .... That’s How Much Power Exists For You!!
Everything about your LIFE is totally dependent on “How You See It”
Proverbs 4:20-22 (NASB)
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their whole body.
Most people are in trouble in their lives because the WORD OF GOD has departed from before their eyes!!
Mark 11:24 (NIV)
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
If God’s Word Says,
“by whose stripes ye WERE healed”
— We Are Healed!
If God’s Word Says;
“My God shall supply ALL YOUR need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
— Then He Does It!
If God’s Word Says;
“The Lord is the strength of MY LIFE”
— Then He Is!!
God gives Israel the “Promise” the “Substance” of a Victory — BUT — in order to see it — THEY would have to believe it —The Men of War would walk around it 1x for 6 days in a row — THEN — 7x around on the 7th day
This is all happening just after they have lost Moses and mourned him for 30 days and now having passed over into the Promised Land and traveled just 3 days — JERICHO
NOW — Look at ...
And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city.
Joshua is asking ALL the People to “SHOUT” before they see anything Happen
When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.
The SUBSTANCE OF THEIR FAITH — was in the Faith To “Shout” before they saw God Move!
How many of us can “Keep Shouting” before we see God act in our behalf?
Everybody can “Shout” after something good has happened — BUT — that takes No Faith and Carries No Substance
FAITH WITH SUBSTANCE TO RECEIVE = DEMANDS = We are able to Keep Shouting Before We See It Happen — No Matter How Long It Takes!!
What is it you have been believing God for and haven’t seen happen yet — or what is it you WERE believing God for and gave up on ever seeing it happen?
CHANGE WHAT YOU’RE DOING ....