We are living in most difficult times, and are faced with some challenging circumstances! We simply have a whole lot to deal with.
The question is: “How do we juggle and handle all of these important things?” Bottom line, we need some help! What kind of help? Heavenly or Invisible help!!!
During these challenging days, you will “only” succeed one way, that is by FAITH. This is the “only”way that a person can expect to make it.
You have 2 options when it comes to “seeing” things work out in your life. You must be able to “see” things turn out, exactly the way the promises in the Bible say that they will turn out.
1). By Faith- Here you believe it, before you see it. You believe it with your heart, and with your mind.
2). By Sight- Here you want to see it, you must see it, before you believe it. Here a promise is true, only once it becomes visibly manifested. Here you want to “feel it”. You say, “This sure feels right. It sure feels like things are working out right”.
And then you also want to “see it”. One may say, “Yap, I can “see” that everything is going pretty good”.
This is what we will call “Thomas Thinking”.
a). John 20:25- The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
You must see it, and believe it, on the inside (in your mind), before you see it on the outside, before it is externally manifested.
During these difficult times, you certainly cannot live this way. It you should try to; you will be greatly disappointed. We are living in a “Faith-Focused Season”!! You will need to exercise “more” faith during this season.
b). Isaiah 59:19b- When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
FIRST FIVE STAR STATEMENT: Your help will come from the “invisible” world.
c). Hebrews 11:1- Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Someone might say, “Well show me some evidence (Thomas Thinking)…that God is helping me?”
SECOND FIVE STAR STATEMENT: Your help does exists, it simply cannot be seen.
1). Hebrews 11:1b- “…..the evidence of things not seen”.
Your help exits in the invisible realm.
Look at it as a bridge….. “The Faith Bridge”:
“Faith” is the substance (the bridge) of things hoped for…..
When you cross that bridge, this is when you began to see extraordinary things began to happen. No longer only “natural” things, but “supernatural’ things.
THIRD FIVE STAR SENTENCE: You must step over, in order to step in.
d). Hebrews 11:6- But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
If you decide to cross this bridge, there is only one way that you can “walk” over it!
e). II Corinthians 5:7- (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
During these difficult times, you must have “hope”. But notice what the Bible says about “hope”:
f). Romans 8:24-25 (KJV)- 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
g). Romans 8:24-25 (AMP)- 24 For in this hope we were saved [by faith]. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.