Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen – Hebrews 11:1
Faith is the response of the human spirit to the Word of God. When a man hears God’s Word, he doesn’t hear in words; he hears in pictures. If he couldn’t walk and you preach the Word to him, the moment he believes, when you tell him to get up, he never finds it hard to respond, because you’re not telling the man on the outside to get up; you’re actually talking to the man on the inside.
If the man on the inside hears you and gets up, the one on the outside can’t stop him. That’s because the response is from the human spirit, and that’s what faith is. That’s why a man can lay claims to something that he hasn’t seen and begins to declare that that thing is real. He’s not trying to get it; he has actually possessed it in his spirit already; he’s taken a hold of it in his spirit. That’s the reason you can’t change his mind about it, because he already knows he has it.
Though he doesn’t see that thing outwardly, it doesn’t make any difference to him, because he’s got the evidence. And faith is the evidence: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). This is different from someone saying, “I claim it! I float into the heavens and possess it!” I’m talking about your spirit taking possession of what you desire.
The Amplified version of Hebrews 11:1 says: “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].” This lets you know that whatever you want in this world, once you can see it inside first, and take possession with your spirit, you’ve got it!
Practice taking possession with your spirit, for that’s where God guides you from. He doesn’t function in the realm of the mind or senses. The things you see with your eyes of faith, and take possession of in the realm of the spirit, will manifest physically as you speak them forth.
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By the power of God’s Spirit, I apprehend my heritage in Christ! There’s no failure or defeat on my path! I’m a possessor of all things, being an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Christ.
Further Study: Ephesians 1:18; 1 timothy 4:15; Joshua 1:8