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Aug212017

Faith Sees

Who hasn’t heard of the expression “blind faith”? People use it to explain trust in something or someone they can’t be sure is trustworthy. That’s how I thought faith in God was. Stepping out and trusting God was like taking a leap of faith. I mean, you can’t see God. You can’t perceive Him with any of the five senses. You have to believe the Bible without fully knowing it’s
true, right?

Then Andrew comes along and says, “You have an ability to know things by your spirit that you don’t know in just the natural realm.”

If you didn’t hear Andrew say this on the Gospel Truth last week, you might be wondering how blind faith fits into that. (That’s what I would
have wondered.)

“I’m not talking about blind faith where you just hear what I say or [what] somebody else says, and you just base your whole life on it.” Andrew continues, “But I’m saying you go to the Word of God. You take the truths of the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit will bear witness and confirm to you and say, ‘Yes, this is true.’ It’s an inspired Word of God, and it will inspire you.”

Excuse me, Andrew, but . . . whaaaaat?

Second Corinthians 4:17-18 says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; [18] While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” After sharing these words of Paul, Andrew asks, “Did you know, to only a person who’s going by their sight, by their physical senses, this just doesn’t make a lick of sense right here. . . . If they can’t be seen, then how do you look at them?”

Yeah, how does that work, Andrew?

“Faith is how you look into the spiritual realm through the truths revealed in the Word of God, quickened to you by the Holy Spirit, and you can perceive things in the spirit.”

Ah, so it’s a revelation.

“Faith is something that is based on seeing things that can’t be seen.”

Fascinating! That sounds a lot like what Philemon 6 says:

That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

New King James Version

I did some study on the word “acknowledgement” in this verse. It means “discernment” and is a derivative of a Greek word translated “perceive” (Strong’s Concordance). Basically, this is saying that for my faith to work, I have to see—present tense—something.

Well, that explains why, at times, I struggled to receive from God. I would believe what the Bible says concerning healing or finances, confessing and standing on a promise. But while those things are good and even needful, those promises hadn’t been quickened, enlivened, or made real to me. I didn’t see them, really see them. I found myself dealing with a long, drawn-out battle. Sometimes, I received. Sometimes, I didn’t.

It was when I really began to see with my spirit, and I allowed God’s promises to become real to me, that I received from God more quickly and easily. True biblical faith isn’t blind. Do you see?

If you have a testimony of how this truth has worked for you, please share it in the comment section below. Also, if this is totally new to you, but you “see” what Andrew is talking about in his teaching Faith Builders, we would love to hear your thoughts as well.

Written by David Moore II

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Reader Comments (5)

So how do you see with your spirit? I havee been praying that God would open my eyes to receive His Word concerning healing but to no avail so far.
I desperately need a breakthrough

August 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

"It works" After hearing Andrew talking about a certain testimony of a blind lady how was asked if she was seeing after prayer and she opened up her eyes to see but the preacher told her to close her eyes and then asked again, Can you see and she opened her eyes again but still she was told to close her eyes and then see it first by her eyes of the spirit realm then she could see it in the physical seen realm and baaam! she did, and she saw.. That changed the way I dealt with issues in life, I have learnt how to see things by the eyes of the spirit first.

August 21, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

Deborah, Andrew has a brilliant 5 part audio teaching on Power of Hope. That should help.

August 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah McDermott

@Deborah (djrabdullah7@gmail.com)

Thank you for contacting the ministry! Please email your doctrinal questions to questions@awmi.net. We will respond to you as soon as possible. God bless!

August 22, 2017 | Registered CommenterSite Admin

I believe the word of God. And if Jesus said it, I believe it. I do what he said do, End of story. But first you must believe the word of God is true. Too many people are stuck in this worlds system, and what they believed to be the natural or the normal way of doing things. When in actuality the word of God is the real reality.

November 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

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