There are two kinds of truth in this life. 1. Bible truth (spiritual truth). 2. Sense knowledge (physical) truth (natural truth).
Because this is true, we need to be careful what truth we are relying on. For us to live the lifestyle of faith, and please God, the only truth we can rely on is the truth of God’s Word. Many Christians today get caught in the cycle of praying the Word and relying on what they see to tell them when their prayers have been answered. When we do that we are only operating in natural faith. We don’t ever have to wait until we see it in the natural realm to say that we have it. We have it when we pray. We believe we have it when we pray because the truth of the Word says we do. Look with me at Mark 11:24
What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24 KJV)
Did you see what verse 24 says? “When ye pray, believe that ye receive them…” We need to believe that we have received when we pray. The answer is ours that very moment. We don’t have to wait to see it. Faith is now!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1 KJV)
We don’t have to wait until we see it with our natural eyes. We can receive it now by faith. In order to receive by faith, we have to get it into our heads that we have the answer now, not later. Faith doesn’t wait for the answer. Faith receives the answer right away.
The Amplified says it this way…
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Heb. 11:1 Amplified)
Faith is our confirmation… it’s our confirmation that when we need it, our reservation has our room for us. Faith is the title deed… it’s our title deed to ownership of what God has promised us… peace, freedom from debt, deliverance, prosperity, health, joy, love, good relationships, families saved. If you have a word from God, faith in that word is your title deed to it.
The question is, do you believe God? Do you believe that God has given it to you? Do you have a word from God? If you have that word from God, real faith knows that it is yours. (faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.) Our confidence is based in God’s Word. We don’t have to wait to see it. Faith is now! God’s Word is our guarantee that what we pray is ours when we pray. The Word is our answer.