What is reality?
Are you living it?
I’m not so sure you are…
God says you are healed… you say no I’m not! Is one a lie and one the truth?
There is real truth and apparent truth, what God says is really true reality!
Faith has been tossed around a lot over the years by people who don’t really understand it. It has become this mystical thing, a kind of a hope and believing thing. It’s this simple, whatever is reality in your life (which God has promised) which isn’t evident yet.. that’s faith!
If I pray for someone with short legs or fingers etc, they will grow out right then and there, this is my reality, I know it will, it always does. For someone who has faith that God always supplies their needs, He will, because they know He will… its reality for them.
If I pray for someone who is cross eyed, it not reality for me that God will heal them right there and then, so I haven’t really got faith, I’ve got hope and believe but I haven’t crossed in to I know that I know, this is the wispy powerless thing many call faith, but it is really a soup of belief and unbelief. No wonder miracles don’t happen when we get taught this is faith.
Jesus said “pray believe you receive and shall have it”, we pray, do some kind of weird believing thing (not believing that we have received, just believing) and then look to see if we get it… no wonder Jesus said to the disciples that their perverse thinking caused unbelief, and blocked God. (Matt 17)
What Jesus is really saying is, Pray and believe my character (believe you receive because you trust His promises are faithful) and you will receive it!
Faith is reality = What’s your reality?
The light has to come on, the penny has to drop, it has to dawn on us and get settled in our hearts, it has to become our reality and then we will live it and see it happen all around us where ever we go.
God grows you from faith to faith, not knowledge to knowledge, faith to faith, the enemy destroys you by faith minus faith, he is always trying to undermine what God has said, so he can steal your faith. You can’t have ten theories on a subject because your knowledge will never turn to faith and therefore has become valueless to you. You can only believe one, there is only one correct anyway, all the others are lies or misbelieves anyway.
What has God been trying to teach you that hasn’t become reality for you? it’s line upon line, precept upon precept, you will stagnate until you learn what He is trying to lay in your life…
Let’s take an easy example; Is it reality that you really are a child of God, born of the will of God, born-again of the spirit and a new creation? A child of God almighty? Wow if that was reality in you, would you act the way you do? Would you accept what you accept?
Don’t you know you are extremely powerful in Him, baptised in Him and made complete in Him and exactly like Him? Don’t you know you have His blessing and expectation to rule and reign with Him, trampling on the kingdom of darkness? That He has all authority in heaven and earth and He wants you to go as His ambassador in His name? Or do you think you are just a normal human who believes in Jesus? struggling through life, and holding up not to bad under the circumstances…
…the reason you’re under the circumstances is because its from faith to faith, if you had established the above as reality and not some whispy faith that you believe, then the results would follow and God could build the next line upon that truth. But of course you can’t go to the next truth (level) because it is built upon the one He is wanting you to know now.
So what is the truth God is wanting you to learn? There will be many area’s in your life that the word of God has not had its fullness in. So stop just believing and settle it, knowledge has many conclusion and possibilities but faith only has one, if you know two contradicting viewpoints on a subject you can guarantee one is a lie. It’s from faith to faith, purge all double mindedness and settle it as really really real reality.
9 Whom will he teach knowledge? To whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? 10 For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little.