In a court of law, evidence can mean the difference between prison and freedom, life and death. In the spirit realm, faith is the evidence that guarantees the promises of God. It is the force that connects you to prosperity, which includes healing, deliverance, emotional wellness, and overall success. The word faith is often used interchangeably with hope, but they are two different sides of the same coin. Some people may sincerely believe and hope God will help them, but nothing happens without faith.
The difference between faith and hope is that faith is now; hope is always looking to the future for fulfillment. Hope says, “God is going to do it,” while faith says, “God has already done it.” Faith is in the present tense. It is the substance that fills hope, making what you hope for a reality.
The Word says, “… faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Substance is “physical material from which something is made,” and evidence is “something that indicates,” or “an outward sign.” Faith is the evidence, or proof that something of substance is available to you.
There are a lot of Believers who have good intentions, yet they experience failure in their lives. Because they do not understand faith, they do not know how to operate in God’s system. This person will never get real results because of what he or she does not know! Every Believer should know that faith is the Word of God, and it only works with love as its foundation.
Imagine you need money for an expense, and you want God to “work a miracle” on your behalf. You can choose to cry, feel sorry for yourself and say, “I’m a good person. Why doesn’t God just help me?”, or you can choose to operate by faith, believing God has already provided for you. Since God is love, He desires to help, but without faith it is impossible to please him. Crying, begging, hoping, and praying will not provoke Him to get involved in your situation. Faith works by love; and self-pity, worry, and doubt are rooted in fear—the opposite of love. These negative emotions will short-circuit your faith and put the desired results on hold.
God’s way of doing things is founded on faith, so it is the only way we can expect to receive from Him. We must have confidence in His Word and refuse to doubt and waver in our stance. When we believe and act on what we know to be true, we are sure to experience the manifestation of our faith.
You may be thinking, I’ve been blessed in the past without knowing the Word of God. This is probably true, since God is merciful. But now that we know the truth, He expects us to operate according to faith
God’s Word is full of promises to us. From healing to deliverance, everything we need to live a life of peace and prosperity is available to us. However, if we do not know what the Word says, we have no substance, no evidence, and no faith! You have the right to be healed, happy, wealthy, wise, and free from every type of oppression. Learn your rights and start presenting your evidence to God!
I want to encourage you to increase your time in the Word of God. Read, research, and endeavor to gain understanding from the Bible by using a dictionary, concordance, and any other resources you can find. Once you find a promise in the Word, it belongs to you, and you have a responsibility to go after it. You do not have to beg and plead, just present your evidence and believe God keeps His promises. Get started now!
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