Faith is the Spiritual Cash

Faith is one of the most misunderstood words in the English language. Usually when someone says faith, they mean believe. What is your faith? And someone would respond, ‘I’m a Baptist, or I’m Jewish or Catholic. But true Bible faith is actually much deeper than that. Whenever the disciples would ask Jesus how he was able to perform miracles, or why they were not able to, he would always respond by telling them it is because of their faith. (or the lack thereof).
Faith is THE most powerful force in the universe. By faith the world was created, men and woman came back to life, and individuals received divine healing (Hebrews 11). Faith is the system that God uses whenever he wants to do something, so it is very important that we understand it. In fact, in that same chapter in Hebrews it says that it is impossible to please God without faith. In 4 different places in the Bible, it says, ‘the just shall live by faith.’ So how can you live by faith if you don’t know what it is? Lets explore this mighty topic.
Faith is the currency of the universe. That is the best analogy I can use to describe what faith is; it is like spiritual money. Lets dig deeper into this analogy. There is not a whole lot that I can do with 25 one hundred dollar bills. I can use it as a paper weight or a door stop, or even fold them up and make decorations with them, but they are just pieces of paper. However, the power of these pieces of paper come from what they represent and what I can exchange them for. I can exchange them for a car (a cheap one) an LCD TV (an expensive one), or even a new living room set. In fact, if you had enough of these pieces of paper, there is basically nothing that you cannot have. Imagine for one second if you had 10 billion dollars worth of these pieces of paper, how powerful would you be?

Now keeping that illustration in mind, faith is the same concept as money. In Hebrews 11 it is defined as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. So faith is not ‘hoping’ or ‘wishful thinking’ it is an actual substance, even if it not tangible with your natural eyes. Faith is the vehicle which brings those things which are in the spiritual world, into this natural world. The Bible is full of promises from God, from financial prosperity, to healing, to family restoration. What brings these promises into your life is faith. Without faith, you will not partake in any of these promises, you will just observe them from afar, and then make up some weird doctrine about why you cannot receive from God.
Just like with money, if you have 50 dollars, you cannot realistically expect to purchase a Ferrari, it’s going to take more cash. Well if you have never used faith ever in your life, and you expect to beat a giant like AIDS or a million dollar debt supernaturally cancelled, it’s probably not going to work for you, you need more ‘spiritual cash’. The good news is that Jesus said it doesn’t take much, ‘if you had faith the size of a mustard seed…’ . Begin to build up your faith. Use your faith to overcome a cold, or a headache or to pay a bill, and slowly build up to the ‘big stuff’. The rate you go is entirely up to you. Faith is all about trust in God. It all about relationship. It’s not that you cannot defeat cancer or AIDS as a beginner, it’s just that you have not developed that trust relationship with God yet, so you are not fully convinced it will work for you. After you have seen a headache defeated a few times, you become confident that a headache must be defeated when you command it to.

God never intended us to live ‘normal’ lives. Step out on faith and begin living a supernatural life, living by faith just as Jesus did. Rely on this to provide your healing and your financial independence. You might start slow, but start today… your destiny awaits.

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One Response to “Faith is the Spiritual Cash”

  1. Please pray for my family, that relationships be restored. please pray for our buisness and finances and that we get out of debt sooner than later. Thank you for your words of faith thay have been very powerful to me.

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