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.
5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
Faith is not abstract; it is concrete. Faith is sight of some kind, of a higher and better kind, which means you are seeing the invisible, not with your natural eyes but with the eyes of your spirit. People can’t see what you are responding to, they cannot palpate what you are responding to, but you can see, perceive, and appreciate the Word of God to you; and so, you are responding to that. So, when you are walking by faith, you are not taking a risk. You are only walking by the Word that has been revealed to you beyond the five physical senses. Beloved, understand that the realm of the Spirit is more real than the physical realm. The physical realm is within the ambits of all that the five physical senses can perceive. However, the spiritual realm is the realm of the Word. The Word of God reveals to us the content and dynamics of the realm of the spirit, which is also known as the realm of faith. So, there is the unseen realm, which doesn’t mean that you cannot see it. “Unseen” in context means that you are not able to see or perceive it physically, or with your five physical senses. So, when we say visible, it is relative, when we also say invisible, it is also relative.
2 Corinthians 4:18 says “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” That means that we can look at unseen things just as well as we do look at seen things. Romans 4:19 tells us of Abraham’s faith, “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb.” The Bible says “he considered not…” Though at that time, Abraham’s body was already dead in terms of ability to reproduce, and Sarah’s womb was dead also, but he refused to consider all that because of the Word of the Lord spoken to him earlier. There was something that God had told Him earlier and that was his consideration. Though Abraham didn’t deny the deadness of his body and Sarah’s womb, yet he didn’t consider it. What then did Abraham consider? Abraham considered the Word; he believed in the Word against natural hope. That is what it means to walk by faith. Though your situation is showing you something else, probably you feel some pain in your body, or your bank account is evidently low, keep in sight what the Word has said concerning your situation, that by Jesus’ stripes, you were healed, that God has blessed you with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ. Now, for someone whose bank account balance is visibly low, to say it is not, is outright denial, because that is the current balance in the account. You don’t deny the balance, but God is saying that you can ignore it because of the reality of your prosperity in Christ. In other words, you can refuse to consider it. Like Abraham, you can choose to consider a reality apart from your situation, apart from this sensual reality, which is the Word. That’s faith.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I walk by faith and not by sight. I refuse to consider sense knowledge evidence against my faith. I believe the Word of God absolutely!
Romans 4:17-21; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.