I Thessalonians 2:13; For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
Do you believe Gods Word? Do you really? In the worlds system, ‘seeing is believing’ because this worlds system is based on physical sight. But in the Spirit realm, believing is seeing because in the Spirit realm, belief alone makes it so.
Prime example is from Jesus himself found in Mark 11:24; Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. There it is again, believe first, and you will have what? The thing you’re believing for.
Luke 7:1-10 tells about a soldier whose beloved servant was very ill. His friends asked Jesus to come heal his servant, but before He got to the house, the soldier sent friends out to tell Jesus, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.
What just happened here? The soldier believed! He knew Jesus’ words carried authority and believed when He spoke, it would be done. Manifested healing was the result of belief. I believe that part of our issues with not seeing the manifestation of our promises is unbelief. Instead of waiting for it, we give up and make other plans or simply have a ‘plan B’ just in case.
Just in case you’re unclear about it, let me put it like this; when Jesus died on the cross, he paid the price for ALL of it, not part of it. Our debt was paid. Jesus took the keys of death, hell and the grave then gave us ALL authority over ALL the power of the enemy. He said to simply believe, that takes our works and throws it out the window. You can’t work for it! It’s a free gift, salvation, but it doesn’t end with salvation from sin. It continues with salvation from sickness, poverty, disease and ends with death, hell and the grave.
Oh praise Your holy name, Most High God. You have indeed made a way. You gave us complete redemption, nothing missing, nothing broken, total restoration and a covenant promise to never leave us or forsake us. Father, thank you. I stand in awe of one so great. I believe in You and Your Word. I meditate on Your goodness and jump up and down with a thankful heart. You set me free! I’m no longer a slave to sin. No longer bound or broken! You made me new, in Jesus I’m made new. AMEN!