WE UNDERSTAND BY FAITH

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Heb. 11:3 ¶ By 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 are visible.

Several years ago my understanding and definition of faith radically changed. Faith had always been connected solely to what I believed. I would study the scriptures and allow them to permeate my being and take “by faith” that those words were true. That was good but not good enough. What about what Jude said, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit”? I was missing a very important aspect of what faith really is. Jude was talking about touching the unseen spiritual realm by praying in his heavenly language. He was describing what Hebrews talks about, by faith we understand or perceive as real the spiritual world. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. Faith is the supernatural ability to perceive as real the unseen world of God. It is a work of the Holy Spirit, He awakens us to the reality of God. Here is how Andrew Murray describes this truth.
“This visible world is to man his great temptation to forget God. Faith is the eye with which he can see God in all, which makes every part of it the transparent revelation of the nearness and goodness of God. By faith we understand that all was framed by God; by faith we see divinity and omnipotence in all, so that what is seen is known as made out of things that do not appear.

The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, even His eternal power and Godhead. Faith sees His superscription on every part of His handiwork, sees it all pervaded by the living God; surrounded by the things that perish and pass away, it yet stands in the midst of eternity, it knows itself allied to the unchangeable One. The world, instead of being a hindrance, becomes a help in revealing the everlasting God. And faith finds its life and its delight and its ever-increasing strength in meeting everywhere “the God who delights to bear witness of Himself to them that seek after Him.”
So how can I put myself in a position for my faith to awaken? It is really quite simple. Spend a lot of time reading the Word of God. Also, get in God’s presence. The easiest way to do that is to pray in tongues, listen to worship music, and get in a church that allows the manifestation of His presence. Get yourself in the right atmosphere, the Lord will do the rest.

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