The Lord has pressed upon my heart during this dry spiritual season Hebrews 11:1 which says,
“Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen.”
I feel like every believer in Christ has clung to this verse at one time or another in their life. It is such a rich verse and really means more than what meets the eye. God repeatedly showed me the scripture and I was like “ok I got it, having Faith means not looking at the natural” but God wanted me to study this particular verse. I thought well if I’m going to study the Word of God I might as well read scripture in its entirety. For anyone who is down on their luck and discouraged, read all of Hebrews chapter 11, it is the Faith chapter and full of examples of the supernatural.
As I started to read and take the time to study every word of that chapter I realized that with every miraculous occurrence throughout the Old and New Testament God gave his disciples and prophets a vision or told them what was to come. He basically prepared them for the miracle but it also required them to act in Faith.
So I reflected and started going down memory lane of prophetic visions I had and promises God had spoken to me. Years had passed and so I filed these things on the dusty shelf of my mind under disappointment and discouragement. I had given up because they didn’t come to pass in my timing. I allowed doubt to settle in and listened to the lies of the devil telling me “that wasn’t really God’s promise to you, you made that up in your own mind”. Listen, my mind is wild but I am also very in tune with my God. At the time of receiving the visions and hearing God’s voice, I knew without any doubt that it was him. Let me tell you that when you hear God’s audible voice it’ll stop you in your tracks.
So as I am reading Hebrews chapter 11 over and over, God starts telling me “Courtney I gave you spiritual insight years ago, and gave you them to hold on to so you would have hope”. Just as he showed his people throughout the Bible the things to come, he showed me also. Sometimes in my mind I make God out to be a bad guy and I know that’s awful for a Christian woman to say. The problem is that my flesh always goes against what my spirit knows. My flesh tells me to give up on hope and my spirit says “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. When God gave me the evidence of the supernatural things he was going to do it provided me with hope. Years have passed and here I am focused only on what I could see in the natural. NEWS FLASH!! GOD ISN’T ON THIS LEVEL- HE DOES NOT STOOP TO OUR LEVEL. GOD IS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS-HE IS OVER THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH!
You have to believe that God will give all of his children glimpses of the heavenly realm if you seek a relationship with him. He desires intimacy with his children and wants to reveal great things to you. It’s true, here is scripture to back it up in Jeremiah 33:3,
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Do not lose Hope or Faith no matter what you see with your natural eyes and don’t acknowledge what you hear with your natural ears, seek the supernatural God. I pray you have been blessed in Jesus’ name.