The Bible says: Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1.
You see, to have faith, you have to have vision. A vision within your mind and heart that sees the manifestation before it’s physically before you. That’s what this verse is saying. You have to see it and believe it as if it’s already here. This isn’t about religion. This is about creating a vision, holding it, believing it, and working toward it until you have it.
What were Jesus instructions on how to pray? Do you know? This is key to having faith. If you don’t know how to pray, your prayers may not be answered. And when we pray, you want your prayers answered, right? So how do you pray? How do you pray where your prayers will be answered?
Jesus said, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” -Mark 11:24 Jesus was teaching us how to have faith. He was teaching us that when we desire something, you are to pray to the Father believing that you will have it! How do you do that? You go back to Hebrews 11:1 You see what you are praying for as if you already have it. The word “hope” here means “to expect, to trust.” Let’s skip to verse 3:
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Do you understand that verse? Everything that you see that was created, the water, the air, the land, the trees, the animals, the insects, everything at first was void, it was not here. It was not here until God by the word spoke it, and it became! While we are not God, we are made in the image of God, and therefore have been created to be like Him in every aspect, including abundance! Think about it. When God made the Earth, did He make a tiny plot of land? Of course not. Did He when He made the trees only make one? No! As a matter of fact, the only single thing God made to start with was Man. Adam by name. Then He made Eve from Adam. Then what was God’s first command? “Go and be fruitful and multiply the face of the earth”. Not just addition, but multiplication! Once again abundance! Why? Because God is a God of abundance. Look around you if you don’t believe me. We can especially see this in our grocery stores in the U.S.A. The other day I was in the store and I saw a whole section of croutons. Those little bread cubes that many of us put on our salad. Well, this section had to have at least thirty different types of croutons. It was mind-boggling. Something so simple and small, yet an abundance of them. Think about Apples. There are 7500 cultivars of apples in the world! I’m glad they aren’t all in the grocery store I go to, I’d never be able to figure out which one I want!
See it, believe it, speak it, and as the prosperity speakers teach “speak it with emotion.” Why emotion? Because when we mix what we believe with emotion, the feeling becomes magnified within us. I wonder what Gods tone was when he said: “Let there be light.” Was it monotone? Was it a tone of boredom? Or perhaps it was a tone of excitement knowing what was to come? How are you when you either make something or are expecting something very good to come soon? Think about it…
Arnold Schwarzenegger was quoted once saying “I’ve only got the things I really wanted. The things I didn’t really want, I didn’t usually get.”
As businessman Ed Mylett says “You were created to do something great.”
Let’s think about this proclamation made by Dr. Dennis Kimbro Teacher and author of Think and Grow Rich a Black Choice: “So if you lived a normal life. What is a normal life? Seventy-four, seventy-seven years on earth. Do the calculus. That only equates to 30,000 days on earth. Time is not running out, but your life is. You’ve been chosen, place your fingerprints on life, and make a difference right now. That’s what it means to be wealthy.” (Quoted from Think and Grow Rich The Legacy Movie).
Don’t lose patience. It’s going to happen. Have faith. It will happen soon enough.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. “If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea. “Your descendants would have been like the sand, And your offspring like its grains; Their name would never be cut off or destroyed from My presence.” Isaiah 48:17-19
Align your life up with the Laws that God has put in place to live in true abundance in every area of your life.