BY APOSTLE NAOMl APOSTLE of FAVOR. The QUEEN & LIONESS of GOD’S GRACE. A PRODUCT OF GOD’S MERCY.
September: Our month of ELEVATION!
TOPIC: FAITH IS YOUR SPIRITUAL RECEIPT! #4
Interestingly, Paul emphasizes hearing rather than merely reading, though reading is included in the sense of hearing. Jesus declares in John 6:63, “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” If we do not listen thoughtfully, we will not have faith in the right object. Regardless of the context, faith always contains a mixture of believing, knowing, understanding, trusting, and sometimes even bold conviction—all locked together and pointed toward a specific object. Within the Bible, that object is almost always either God, Jesus Christ, the Word of God, or a messenger sent by God, whether Angel, Prophet, or Minister.
Paul taught the Hebrews extensively on this subject matter; “Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the men of old gained [divine] approval.
By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible”.
Prayer: I receive Grace to walk by faith and not by sight in Jesus mighty name. Amen.