Oct 25, 2016 00:00
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.Romans 3:27 (NKJV)
In the physical world, we have laws that govern the way things happen. For example we have the law of gravity that maintains objects on the earth. There is a certain way things ought to happen as long as the law is in place. For example, if you throw a piece of stone upwards it will always come down because of the law of gravity. This is notwithstanding of your wish. You could wish for it to go up and not come back but that won’t make it so because there is a law. You could as well jump off a tall building and wish that you don’t hit the ground, but whether you like it or not you will still hit the ground because there is a law at work. So laws will always work whether we like the results or not.
Another thing about laws is that they always work whether we are aware of their existence or not. You don’t need to be aware of the law of gravity for it to work, you just need to get to a place where it operates and you’ll see the results. We don’t even need to believe in them for them to operate, they will always work. The knowledge of how a law operates puts us in a position where we can make it work for us. The ignorance of the same will make us break the law, and when you break one it works against you. So laws can either work for or against you depending on how you conduct yourself in the area of their operation.
Now the word of God says that faith is a law. In other words it is a principle. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Things not seen are things not perceived by the physical senses because they are not in the physical where sight is the law. 2 Cor. 4:18 tells us that we look not on the seen things but on the unseen, and in the fifth chapter and the seventh verse it says that we do not walk by sight but by faith. Sight is a law that operates in this physical world. Sight represents all that we can perceive with our physical senses of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting or feeling. Just because we cannot perceive these things with our physical senses does not mean that they are not real.
The spirit world is a real world, just like the physical world is. To operate in the spirit world you need to know the laws that govern that world, otherwise you’ll get in trouble for breaking the law. Now faith is a spiritual law that takes the realities of the spirit world and brings them into the physical world. You cannot see God with your physical eyes but you can make God seen in the physical world through faith. It is through faith that you perceive the realities of the spirit world and manifest them in the physical world. The Bible says that we walk by faith and not by sight. That we do not walk by sight does not mean that we have nothing to walk with, we walk by faith. So faith must be something.
We also read that we do not look at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen. The things which are not seen do exist and they are real, otherwise we wouldn’t be told to look at them. If we can see them then we can talk about them. A lot of times when people find you looking everything but well and you tell them you are healed they will accuse you of being unrealistic. They want you to tell them how much you are hurting and how bad the situation is. They will ask you to be real and honest and probably throw a pity party for you. But you don’t have to agree with them! You don’t even have to be pitied or to say how much you’re hurting, it doesn’t help. Just stick to your faith confession, if they can’t see that you’re healed then they’re the problem. Just because they can’t physically see your healing does not mean it is not there, they’re just looking at the wrong things.
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