Heb :11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. KJ
Now, faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. Douay-Rheims
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Amplified
1. Dictionary.com says this about ďsubstanceĒ:
a. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
b. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
a. Essential nature; essence.
b. Gist; heart.
3. That which is solid and practical in character, quality, or importance: .
4. Density; body: .
5. Material possessions; goods; wealth: a person of substance.
Faith is the substance of Heaven, which I get when I listen and do the Word of God. Faith, which is a substance of Heaven will explode into my natural realm, and bring me Heaven on Earth. That faith, which is the substance from Heaven, of things I hope for, will bring sight to my eyes. Faith substance will bring me finances; faith substance will empower me to get wealth; faith substance will meet all my needs according to His riches in Glory. How do I get this faith substance to meet my needs? I get faith substance when I hear, and DO the Word of God. The Word of God becomes a part of me when I spend time with Him, and it (He Ė the Word of God) will explode, saturate, and permeate my entire being, spirit, mind, thoughts, intelligence, feelings, emotions, body, and every cell.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God (the Father), and the Word was God (Jesus) and the Word is God (Jesus).
Jesus is literally the Word of God you read. He IS that Word in your Bible. The Bible, (those Words are literally alive, those words are literally Jesus (God)), and when we put those words into our heart, itís the same as putting a part of Jesus (God) in our heart. When Jesus (the Word of God) permeates, and saturates every part of your being, then He (the Word of God you put in as a seed) will become faith, and faith which is a substance, will literally explode in your natural realm, and create whatever you have been praying for. Prayer: agreeing with the Word of God (Jesus Ė God) (Prayer is not begging, and whining, and saying if it be Thy will, let me have so and so. The Word of God IS His will, always.)
Heaven is inside of the Word of God. Heaven is inside of God. Heaven is inside of His holy ones who are submitted to, and obedient to Him. That Heaven which resides inside of us is what will transport us to Heaven (the place) when Jesus calls for His holy ones to come to Him, or when we leave this earth, for each of us, whichever comes first. The Heaven in us will make us fly to Haven. (no pun intended. lol)
The Glory of God is beginning to EXPLODE in this earth. The revealing of the children of God is starting to take place, as we get closer and closer to the end of this age. More and more the people of God are exploding with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit is exploding in the Earth. People will be able to tell the true believers from the false pretenders. The end is coming, when we will know the difference between the ones who are with God, and the ones who despise His Word, and despise being obedient to God, and instead are following the darkness of this age, yet claim to be one of us, yet havenít sold out to our Commander in Chief.
I am excited about what God is doing, and is going to be doing soon. Iím not on the front lines yet. ďIím working on somethingĒ Iím training to be on the front lines. Iím on the second lines at present. Iím in the second wave, but Iím selling out to hopefully make it to the front lines. Thatís where the highest concentration of the Glory of God is. I want the cutting edge revelation even if I have to undergo the persecution, which goes with it. Iím so addicted to the Light; I donít care what I have to go through to have it. Iíll go through any training God desires. He already has my total consent to change any and all desires to please Him. I will not back off on it. Even when I ďseeĒ Him changing a desire I wanted to keep, I just go, oh well, I wonít even miss it, if my desire for that is gone, so thatís okay.
God is not bossy as people think He would be if they sell out. Heís not bossy, or a lord it over you, kinda God. Not at all. He is so gentle, and so nice, and so kind to me. He has never barked an order at me, or said, do this or else, or said do this or I will punish you. Never, not once, has He ever lorded it over me. Thatís not what Lord means to Him. He is the All-Ruler, but His ideas of Lord, and Ruler are so different from ours. A lot of people are afraid to sell out to God, because He might make them do something they ďcanít doĒ or go somewhere they canít handle going. (they think) Heís nothing like that. He doesnít force us to DO anything. You just want to please Him. Thatís how it works. He reasons with me. He suggests things, something strongly, but never bossily. Never in a bossy way. I canít stress that enough. God is NOT, is NOT, is NOT bossy. Honestly, Heís not.
John 10;10 b I (God) have come to bring you abundant life
Mat 23:12 Whoever exalts himself [with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled (brought low), and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be raised to honor. Amp
Matt 25:21His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys. Amp
Romans 2:10 But glory and honor and peace shall be awarded to everyone who [habitually] does good, amp
He works with us, to gently mold us to be what He desires us to be. He wants you to be happy, not miserable in your obedience. He honors us too. Itís not just us honoring Him. People think, well, God doesnít have to honor me. No, He doesnít. But, He does. He honors us, when we honor Him. When we want to please Him, He wants to please us too, and make us happy too. Itís a two way street with Him. He is most awesome, the most coolest Person I have ever known. I donít know anyone more fun to be with than Him. I used to think He was boring, and just wanted to take all my fun away. But, no, that is the farthest from the truth that I could ever be. He wants to bring us up higher to His way of thinking, to His way of doing, a higher way of thinking and doing. He wants us to learn and train how we will think when we are in Heaven. He wants Heaven to be in us while we are on the Earth. That sounds pretty awesome, you say, and pretty unbelievable. It is if you think with your head. When you begin to learn to think with your spirit, the part of you where the Holy Spirit resides, you find itís not as complicated as it would seem.
! Cor. 2:16 For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? (Donít stop there, read on) BUT we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah-the Anointed One) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. Amp
Your spirit was given to you, so you could think like God does. On your own you will never be anything more than anyone else on this planet, but with God thinking inside of youÖ ooh la la. You can think some awesome thoughts, when itís God inside of you helping you think. The only thing you have to be careful of, is when you start this process, you have to watch for pride. You donít want pride, because pride: arrogance, haughty spirit, is of the darkness. God has no pride in Him, therefore, I donít want pride in me. We have to stay very humble in our thinking, no matter how high God takes us, orÖ we will come crashing back down. Pride and holiness, it donít mix, not at all.
This is how you keep pride out: God, I acknowledge that everything I have, every ability I have, You gave me. I wouldnít have this knowledge; I wouldnít have this ability, I wouldnít have this wisdom, except that You gave it to me. Every time I teach, every time I write an article, every time I draw, I look at it, and say, God, You are awesome! You are so awesome. How am I doing this? How did I do that? I know itís not me; itís You inside of me, giving me that wisdom, that knowledge, that ability. Thank You Jesus for doing that for me, and in me, etc.
If you make a practice of giving God ALL of the glory, and refusing to keep any of it for yourself, you will run pride off. You will never have a problem with pride again.