Tuesday, July 21, 2015

See Faith as a Seed

by Clint Byars
Forward Ministries

Human consciousness began in a place where things grow. God originally placed mankind in a garden. Not just any garden but a perfect garden. Everything that was needed to survive and thrive was already in bloom. The only task was to tend the garden and grow humans.

This is the way of God’s spiritual kingdom as well. Everything is supplied, everything is in bloom and Jesus says the kingdom is within us. You are expected to walk by faith and experience the fruit of that spiritual garden in abundance. The key to seeing spiritual kingdom fruit is faith.

Hebrews 4:11 AMP "Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]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]."

The garden of God’s kingdom is in full bloom, we can pick that fruit and eat of his promises because we have been translated into that kingdom in Jesus. But this happens by faith. Faith is not just believing in something you can’t see or waiting for something to happen.

Faith recognizes that God has given us all spiritual blessings already and expects those blessings to be evident in our physical lives. The only thing that hinders those spiritual fruits from bearing in our physical lives is worry, deceitfulness of riches, cares of this world and lust of things.

Faith see the eternal reality and is convinced that it’s more real than what we can see. Faith doesn’t look at the promises in God’s word and wonder when they’ll happen, faith knows they’re a spiritual reality now and speaks the amen unto manifestation because those promises are actually already present in a very real way…in Christ.

Faith is less about mystically discerning a message from God and more about believing and yielding to what he’s already done in Jesus.  The process of manifestation depends on the condition of our hearts toward God, not the condition of God’s heart toward us.

Romans 5:1 "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."

Faith puts us in the realm of grace from which we fall when we’re in our own efforts. Faith is action, not to earn but to possess. Just as the children of Israel had to go forward into the land trusting God would would go before them, we do the same. The land is ours and faith sees it through.

Remain hopeful in God.

Check out this message which expounds on these ideas (at the bottom of the page).

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