“The just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in Him.” — Hebrews 10:38
Recently, I have been restudying faith since I have experienced disappointments in unanswered prayers –prayers that I prayed in what I thought was great faith. This presents challenges in fully believing promises God makes in the Bible especially when we pray and pray and then we WAIT for the manifestation to show up. In my situation, it was issues of physical healing for myself and others. I sure do not want to draw back in any way or get into pouting with the Father so this led to rethinking my understanding of faith.
E.B. Kenyon in his book, Two Kinds of Faith, gave this clarity for me. He describes “sense” faith and “revelation” faith. The sense faith is what we believe in our minds based on what we see, feel, or hear and our study of scripture. Then that knowledge has to go down into our hearts (spirits) to become revelation knowledge. This will cause us to grab hold of the promises we need whether it be for healing or other promises. Just knowing a truth in our head is not enough. It has to get down into our spirits and then come out of our mouths as we claim the promises aloud. Reading of the examples of the many listed in Hebrews 11 (know as the great hall of faith) is very inspiring and cases me to pray for more faith and to position myself to hear the word more. Faith is a gift. We can pray for more faith, but faith also comes by hearing. (Romans 10:17)
I aspire to be a believer who lives more and more in the realm of faith by revelation where the promises are written on my heart, come back up in my declarations, and I see the manifestations. I will still need to be patient. “Through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:12).
Prayer: Lord, help me to get a tight grip on the concept of revelation faith, to walk in that faith and not to try to reason everything out. In Jesus’ name Amen.
© Peggy Park