And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Mark 11:22-23
In the natural realm we use the term ‘seeing is believing’, but in the spirit realm, believing is seeing. We must get that into our thick skulls! The spirit was made to rule, not the flesh. We are spirits, we live in a body. Our body is simply a house for our spirits to dwell in.
Who is in charge of our body? Our spirit! Why than are we not ruling over our body but are indeed allowing our body to rule over our spirit? Jesus said it best in John 3:6; “For the natural realm can only give birth to things that are natural, but the spiritual realm gives birth to supernatural life!”
Our foundational truth is based on God who is a Spirit. Doesn’t it make sense that what is not seen is greater than that which is seen? Let’s go to John 6:63 in The Passion Translation; “The Holy Spirit is the one who gives life, that which is of the natural realm is of no help. The words I speak to you are Spirit and life. But there are still some of you who won’t believe.”
So here’s how I see it. First you must have faith in God. When you know who God is and that you are His, you know there’s nothing impossible for you. Secondly you must learn to speak as God speaks. He created with the words of His mouth and we were created to be like Him. Your spirit was born of God and transformed into the image of His Son. What He did, we are to do. 1 John 4:17-Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
Thirdly, don’t doubt, only believe. Doubt is the enemy of faith, that’s why Paul wrote about the ‘good fight of faith’ to the Ephesians. It’s a battle to keep the faith in His Word when everything in the physical or natural realm looks opposite of what you’re believing for. But the battle is won when you’re convinced that what you know in your spirit is more of a reality then what you see in the flesh.
Fourth and final is that you will have what you say! Almost every translation says it like this; It will be done! The Voice translation says it like this; If you don’t doubt, but trust that what you say will take place, then it will happen. Can’t get any plainer than that!
We’ve each been given a measure of faith, but if you never use your faith, then when you need it the most it just won’t work for you. Why? Because as with any muscle on your body, if you don’t use it and develop it, when you need it, it won’t work for you! I can’t lift 1000 pounds, but I can lift 50 pounds. I know because I’ve practiced, but I didn’t start out with that, I started small and built my way up.
I began with faith for a headache and practiced using my faith until it worked for me. I began with faith to pay my bills until now I’m believing for my home to be paid off. But I had to start with the little and work my way up. It began by knowing what I have a right to and choosing to believe because He said it, not based on how I felt or what I saw in the natural.
So you see my friend, what you’re believing for is what you will see if you don’t lose heart and faint in the developing time. Sit with God long enough and you’ll begin to see that He’s capable of doing more then you’re believing for.