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    Walking by Faith

    June 5, 2010

     The Bible tells us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight. The word 'sight' has to do with what we understand through our five natural senses as opposed to knowledge that comes by revelation apart from the senses.

    God is a Spirit. He deals with us, that is communicates with us through our spirit primarily. 

    Jesus told us that His words, (the Word of God) are spirit and life. 

    God used His Word to create everything we interact with in this natural world. If His Word (which is spiritual not natural) created the natural, His Word can change the natural. The Word of God is the highest form of power there is. Praise God it is available to us.

    Can you feel, taste, touch, smell or see words (excluding reading of course) :-)? No, but words can effect anything that you can perceive with your 5 natural senses.

    Rom 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Faith is a substance, a heavenly materiality, or a spiritual material and it is the evidence of things "not seen" or "not perceived by the natural senses". It is just as real as the Father, Jesus or their Word but outside the parameters of the natural senses. Acting in faith or believing is acting upon the Word of God as though it true (which it is) even if natural circumstances are contrary. It is agreeing with what God said instead of the what is perceived by your senses.

    At some point we have to come to the decision that the Word of God is the Truth and the foundation of life we will live. We have to choose to believe the Word above anything else. The Word of God must have the final say in all decisions, if we are to know its full benefit in our lives.

    Having said all that, here is an interesting bit of information. The account of the "Lady with the issue of blood" in Mark 5 and Luke 8 is the only instance out of all the people Jesus healed where it is mentioned that either Jesus or the person who was healed felt anything. This leads me to the conclusion that feeling something (tingles or goosebumps, or whatever) is the exception not the rule. I will say from experience that most of the times I've ministered healing to someone I didn't feel anything, sometimes I do but most of the time not. There are times the receivers feel something and I don't. In fact the most notable healing's that have taken place in my ministry had no "feelings" in either myself or the person ministered to.

    Decide to agree with and walk by the Word. Let your faith rest in God and His Word not your feelings.