“Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.
I must be honest with you about some things.
While I write and share various teachings and words from The LORD, I will tell you that the Faith needed to believe in them comes about naturally, but when a personal matter that needs Faith to be exercised, then this can become a different matter.
At the moment, the onset, of when they are put down, then I myself, will think through what I must do to make them happen.
You see, I take on the responsibility of thinking through a situation and all of its twists and turns and possible outcomes.
When I’ve been told that a certain person will get a house or an apartment in time, I take on the burden, the details of helping to get it done instead of just leaving it with The LORD, knowing that He will bring it to pass.
Now, this is much different than someone not doing anything and expecting the Almighty to just do it. “God doesn’t move a parked car.”
Much of what I am speaking about here concerns issues of my everyday life and the circumstances that seem to come up.
Those are the things that occupy my heart and mind more and this is where the rubber meets the road for most of us, I would say.
It’s much easier to say that we have Faith in a hypothetical situation, or something that is written down in generalities. Those types of things don’t necessarily involve us personally.
But when we get down to details and specifics, that’s when what was once said hypothetically, involves our everyday life.
And yet isn’t Faith supposed to be something that would anchor each of us to our everyday existence?
Or is Faith isn’t just a buzz word that we say in our speech with others, just to prove that we have it, and that we are as such spiritual beings?
It’s actually a cop-out and it can relieve us of the responsibility that we should have for it.
If indeed Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen, then our Faith really can’t reside in that which we now see.
Our Faith has to carry us beyond the horizon and even beyond the distant clouds in the sky. It’s not a tangible thing, otherwise it would reside in our own abilities.
But of course we are human beings and we live in a tangible world of sight, sound, taste, and touch.
What we see around us is our world, and we have our own abilities of intelligence and insight.
These things may serve us well in our everyday lives, but they can’t help us when we can’t see the outcome or the destination beyond our own abilities.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?