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]. Hebrews 11:1 AMPC
Oh, that last part……faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses. Just because you can’t see it, touch it, taste it or feel it, doesn’t mean it’s not happened yet. Totally convinced! That’s what set Abraham aside in Gods eyes, He simply believed that what God said, He had to do. It didn’t matter when it happened, he just took ownership of what was spoken. He believed and than hung onto that belief until it manifested.
Let’s look at it in The Passion Translation: Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.
Now skip down to verse 6: “And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that He is real and that He rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking Him.”
Faith is that key component that links up hope with promise. Not faith in our ability, but faith in His ability. It’s when you know in the very depths of your being, that what you’ve been promised is already fact. Now THAT, my dear friends, THAT is what pleases God. Until you experience the reality of the spirit realm, you’ll never have the senses to know it in the physical realm.
Let’s keep our eyes on what’s not seen, so that the God who is unseen, can produce for us the manifestation of His promises.