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.
One of the most wondrous revelations Jesus brought to the people of the world is that faith changes everything! He told us time and time again when he was performing miracles that it was the individual’s faith in the power of God which made these miracles possible. All things are possible with God, Jesus said, but you cannot see God so how do we make this work? We must act in faith.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
In these scriptures in Hebrews the writer is showing that faith is the necessary element to walk with God. So, living by faith is absolutely mandatory to truly say you are a believer. For it takes more than simply believing that God is real. James says it this way.
Thou believest that there is one God: thou doest well: the devils also believe , and tremble.
So, a simple belief that God is and that Jesus lived is not sufficient to live an empowered life walking with God. No, we must truly believe, get the Word, down into the very core of our being, the heart, then we will be able to walk in faith and asking whatsoever, in accordance with what is good, lovely and right, it will be done. This Word that I speak of is not simply the text on a page, a series of letters, but the very living Word, which is spiritual power set into motion. This is the living water Jesus spoke of which shall flow from within once it is established in your heart. This is another powerful scriptural concept Jesus explained. He clearly said when he was explaining the parable of the sower that the seed is the word. The word has to be established on good ground within you for it to grow, then it will grow like a mighty tree and you will be filled with the word which brings spiritual power. Glory to God, this is a magnificent truth! Once this occurs, filled with the word and faith, anything is possible. This is when people become, “doers of the word”, as spoken of in James.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. James 23-25
This is what a real believer truly needs to be doing, being a doer of the word. People who walk out of church unchanged, see you next week, kind of attitude are not grasping the spiritual power of the scriptures. This is the man looking at his image and then forgetting what manner of man he was. A person who receives the word, spiritual power in their life and then forgets what manner of person they now are, changed by the spiritual power within them is what James is speaking of here. The word is spiritual power available to you and me, supernatural spiritual power! Jesus said, greater things will you do because I go to the Father, paraphrased. We are supposed to be walking in faith, with our ear inclined to God, that is listening to the still small voice of God within us, realizing that God Almighty, The Christ, is in us and we have the power of God available to accomplish His will. What is His will? It is what is good and loving, for God is love. The scriptures say God is love, light and spirit and that God is in and through all things. That includes us but many people walk according to the senses, that is according to only what the senses can perceive. This is not living by faith. Walking carnally, according to only what the senses perceive, is death. You are already dead if you have no awareness of God and the spiritual realm. Jesus referred to those as people having eyes that can’t see, and ears which do not hear, spiritually blind and deaf to the word. So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 There is an unseen realm where faith is substance.
Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
So, once you realize that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him you are ready to move forward in faith and be a doer of the word. The reward being God’s supernatural power in your life, ready to accomplish all things. Glory to God, this is powerful! This is available to you, right now! This is the law of liberty James spoke of which frees you from the constraints of what appears to be. What appears to be is according to the immediate senses, but we are working in the spiritual realm which changes everything, we are to walk by faith not by sight. We must look beyond into the unseen, acting in faith, literally changing what appears to be into new circumstances, our petition to God. This is the power of God, beautiful, majestic, awesome power!
I will go into the Word of God, which is spiritual power in motion further, soon. It is important to get the Word of God deep into the core of your being, your heart, as the scriptures refer. What comes out of your heart creates your life and circumstances. This is a powerful spiritual truth. Jesus said, by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 28:37 Earlier in that same chapter when he was talking to the Pharisees he stated this mighty truth, “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.” This being so, means that what thoughts you have within you will create, will bring forth, what it is you are containing within you. This is regardless of whether you believe in God or not, it is a spiritual, unseen law. Of course, when you get God’s word within you, you are thinking on things of God, those which are good and lovely, which will bless others so you see why it blesses you too. How amazing this is! Until next time, may you be blessed!