February 19, 2021 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic -INCREASING YOUR FAITH LEVEL – Hebrews 11:1-3
I want to point your attention to two keywords in the scripture above: substance and evidence. These are two aspects of faith I want you to get and understand very well. When you are dealing with the evidence of faith, the Bible takes the place of your senses; it answers questions like, ‘is it there at all?’, ‘does it exist?’, ‘is it available?’ The Bible takes the place of evidence. When you are dealing with the substance of faith, hearing the word of God gives you that substance. This is what the scripture says in Romans 10:17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
If you substitute “faith” with “substance”, you will have, “So then substance comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Since faith is the substance of things hoped for, then ‘the substance of things hoped for’ comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. There are two things you must know to have real Bible faith:
- You must read the Bible, so you know what is there.
- You must hear the Word to have substance.
Evidence tells me what I have; substance gives me the power to have what I can have. So if I don’t hear the word of God, I don’t have the substance of it; even though I know it is there, I may not be able to get it. That is why many people say, ‘I know God can heal me, but why am I not healed?’ Such people are not hearing the word of God. Therefore, if you want to have faith that produces results, you must have evidence and substance.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to work on my faith in Jesus name. Amen!
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 7:28-9:6, Mark 3:31-4:25, Psalm 37:12-29, Proverbs 10:5