NUGGETS: Faith is Invisible

We have seen much written on faith, because it is used by every person in the world every day. We have faith in our own ability to do something. Faith the chair will hold us up as we sit in it. Faith the sun will come up in the morning and faith it will go down at night, faith when we pitch a ball up it will come back down. We may not think about it in that manner, but faith is there anyway. We don’t even have to work on believing all those things, it’s just a natural response to the natural things of life.
The bible talks about faith in God. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” [Heb. 11:1]. Faith is a substance attached to the things we hope for. That is a now faith that simply believes for what we hoped for. The evidence comes as we believe just as we believed the chair would hold up under our weight as we sat in it. Our now faith in God attached to the hope that Aunt Bessy is healed from cancer, should operate in our belief in the ability of God, just as comfortable as it did for the chair holding us up. The word of God is more powerful than the chair; His word says that by Jesus’ stripes Aunt Bessy was healed. The chair is visible and our faith is invisible. We have been taught that what we see is more real than what we don’t see. That is why we see a x-Ray, it is visible, it is a fact, and after all a fact is a fact. All through the word of God, we see over and over where “Truth” changed the facts through faith in Jesus Christ. “For we walk by faith and not by sight”[2 Cor.5:7].
The fact was that the woman with the issue of blood was dying. She had been bleeding for, what was it, twelve years? That was the scientific fact. The truth was that Jesus paid the price for her healing back at the cat-of-nine-tails, the whip that made back of Jesus look like hamburger meat. The blood that was shed that day paid the price for all healing [Is.53 and 1 Peter 2:24]. Jesus didn’t heal many in His hometown because of their unbelief, not His.
The fact was that Bartimaeus was blind. The fact was he could not see, but the truth was, his eyes were healed because Jesus was willing to shed blood for his healing. Blind Bartimaeus cried out in that faith that was invisible and Jesus heard him. Faith changed the fact, it is still for us today. Jesus went about healing the sick, casting out devils and told His disciples to do the same and to teach others to do what He had taught them. He is the same today as then.
As Christians, we should be more comfortable in the truth of the word of God than we are with the material things we see around us. Many people study the bible to argue about what they can get away with or to make it say what they are going to live anyway. When we were born again we were moved over into the Kingdom of God. His intent is for us to live far above the world. We have the same bills to pay and go through a lot of the same things the world does, but we “Are high and lifted up in the spirit and nothing is bigger than our Daddy. We are overcomers; He causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus [2Cor.2:14]. He gives us a way out of every temptation [1Cor.10:13].He Said “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him”[1Cor.2:9]. The point is, do we love Him more than we do the world. What, or who comes first in our thoughts.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him[God] for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”[Heb.11:6].