"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report."
"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."
God will never create a life for you that makes Him unnecessary in your life. Faith exists in the NOW. The scripture here states that faith is the basis of those things hoped for. It is the literal vehicle from which you can access the tangibility of that you have hoped for.
It is important to understand however that many have hope but lack faith. While it is possible to have hope without faith, it is impossible to have faith without hope. Hope without faith is simply presumption. Faith operates on a promise.
There are many who travel to Las Vegas with misplaced hope that they will strike it rich or that they will win big. Hope without true faith is empty. This is why the scripture says that faith is the true substance (tangibility) of that which we hope for.
Faith is simply confidence. It is confidence that God's track record is faithful and that He will perform His word. Once you realize that it is impossible for God to lie you will realize that it is impossible for Him to not perform His word on your behalf. (Heb 6:18), (Num 23:19)
The bible declares that faith is the evidence of things not seen. What does this mean? It means that just because you cant see it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. Rather faith manifests those things into the physical realm that already exist in the world of the spiritual.
Faith is standing on the promises of God and declaring that those things hoped for are manifested because they already exist. Heb 11:3 "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."
Faith implies that we rely on the track record of God himself. We are confident that no matter what we may see with our natural eyes we now see with the eyes of our spirit. We know with assurance that God will perform His word regardless of what the circumstances of life say.
Faith demands a level of expectancy. The battle of your faith is always won or lost in the arena of your expectancy. What are you expecting God to do for you?
Hebrews 11:6- Demands that without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God.
Why? Because those who come to Him must do 2 things:
1. You must believe that He is. They must believe that He is God and rules with all power and authority. After all He is the Creator of heaven and earth, He is The Lord Almighty and nothing is impossible for Him. He is the Great- I AM that I AM. The Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End.
2. You must believe and understand that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. There is nothing wrong with expecting God to move on your behalf. He is a rewarder! Many often errantly say "I don't expect anything from God" Well no wonder they don't ever get a miracle! You must expect God to move!
Grab ahold of the word of God and begin to believe for your miracle. Your breakthrough is on the way!
Be healed in your body; Be set free in your mind; The bondage of oppression is broken; Be prosperous and be blessed in the name of Jesus!
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for your miracle.