Believe and See
"Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?" John 11:40
One of the greatest revelations is as I believe, it is done unto me (Matthew 8:13). Jesus gave the truth about life... BELIEVE! It is not that we, as Christians, don't have enough faith or belief in God, but we may not have the right faith response to things in order to produce amazing results.
All believers in Jesus Christ have access to His faith, but it requires revelation to activate it and see it at work. When we mix faith with belief, the Holy Spirit is activated to bring forth what we hoped for into the natural realm. It's not the 'thing' that hinders us, annoys us or causes us emotional suffering; it's what we believe about it.
The first step to applying faith is taking what Jesus said and making it personal. "...but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it." Hebrews 4:2. What do you say after you hear what God said? The power in saying so must be based on God's say so. Jesus said, "Didn't I tell you, if you would believe, you will see the glory of God?" The glory of God is you and me as believers in Jesus Christ; we are containers of His glory that produces amazing results!
Amazing results are the will of God for believers in Christ (John 17:22). The result and ability of Jesus' life was given to us at the cross. The first result of His glory is the revelation "We are one with Christ" (John 17:22). We are created for God's glory (Isaiah 43:7, I Peter 5:10, Isaiah 60:1). No matter what happens in this world, God's glory will be seen upon us (Isaiah 60:2).
"Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land..." Psalm 37:3. This scripture is about 'awareness'; we are living in Christ who is our promised land. The more we are aware of His promise of glory, the less we allow doubt and fear to rule. God is our source, peace and power to live with purpose; we are well able to do all things through Christ because it is written in His Word (Numbers 13:30, Romans 8:13).
Trusting in the Lord is casting everything upon Him by our word of release; it is the belief and practice of I Peter 5:7 and connecting it to Psalm 138:8. Lord, I cast my cares upon You so that You perfect that which concerns me. If we hold onto our cares, the Lord cannot perfect them.
Statements about Faith
1. When we take a solid position by faith and with faith, the Holy Spirit produces what we are believing for (Mark 11:24). Ideas of lack, limitation, guilt, fear, pain or shame become less frequent; we are on the journey of faith that works by love. "And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved." Psalm 30:6. Prosperity is peace, health, sufficiency, increase and power. In my peace by the Spirit, I shall not be moved. In my health provision, I shall not be moved. In my sufficiency provision, I shall not be moved. In my increase position, I shall not be moved.
2. Know that we have access to a power greater than we are because of the Holy Spirit. We cannot be victimized by things on earth. Circumstances become challenges and teachers; they cannot be our defeaters. Because of Christ, I am not controlled by circumstances. I change undesired circumstances to my good and create new ones. the 'silent dweller' in me does not see things as impossible or overwhelming.
3. Whatever we perceive is our 'true' faith. When we see Jesus Christ as Savior, He is. When we see and accept the Holy Spirit as our inner strength, He is. When we see ourselves as children of the living God, we are. When we see and accept total provision from God's grace, it is there. When we see perfect health from Jesus' stripes, we have it. When we see God as our true and only source, He is. God is working behind the scenes in all we do; His blessings overtake us! Thanks be to Jesus Christ whose mercy endures forever.