Today's devotion is from Hebrews 11:1 (AMPC)
“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].”
Every blessing from the Lord has to be accessed through faith in the realm of the spirit!
The Bible tells us that our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us with EVERY spiritual blessing in the spirit realm] in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3)
The blessings from the Lord including prosperity, health and wisdom are freely given to us in Christ, but they are given as ‘spiritual blessings’ in the spiritual realm, and these blessings are first received in the spiritual realm by faith before they manifest in the natural realm.
We first receive our healing in the realm of the spirit, then after we have laid hold of it and thanked the Lord for it by faith, healing manifests in the natural realm… it is the same with provision as well as with EVERY blessing from the Lord!
Faith perceives [in the spiritual realm] as real fact what is not revealed to the senses…
Faith is NOT blind; Faith SEES!… faith works when your spirit man’s eyes see what the Lord has given and then faith receives what faith has perceived.
Some people think that faith is blind… that you just trust without any spiritual perception; that we are supposed to ignore all reality and just trust that everything is going to be ok. That might be HOPE, but that is not FAITH.
Faith is based on reality, faith is based upon what is seen and perceived in the realm of the spirit. It is beyond hope… 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].
We receive in the spiritual realm, then we receive in the natural realm…
We see Jesus healing us and we see ourselves healed and whole in the realm of the spirit, THEN we receive the gift of healing from Jesus in the realm of the spirit by faith, THEN healing manifests in our bodies. We see Jesus blessing us and providing money to pay our bills in the realm of the spirit, THEN we receive the gift of provision from Jesus in the spiritual realm, THEN the money to pay our bills miraculously comes in the natural realm.
“Father, open my spiritual eyes and enlighten them that I may know my calling, that I may know my inheritance and the exceeding greatness of Your power toward us me as a believer, open my spiritual eyes so that I can see the healing, the provision, the gifts and the blessings that are waiting for me to receive in heavenly places, in Jesus Name!”