FAITH MAKES YOU WHOLE
The days we find ourselves in today are perhaps the most concerning to us all. Never before has there seemed to be so much on the line. Never before has there been so much uncertainty. Most importantly, never before has there been such a opportunity for us all to grow into the life we all have been purposed for. Truly, the days we find ourselves in today are perhaps the greatest days there have ever been.
A day when we see the Promise Land… no longer far off… but in our grasp.
I often use the example of giving birth to describe spiritual breakthrough. What better example is there for us? In fact even the scriptures teach us that we shall learn about spiritual things by those physical things surrounding us.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse
Your experiences and your surroundings are your greatest teachers. From the car you drive, where you live, to what is growing in your backyard, what kind of neighbors you have, how you dress, everything in your life, names, addresses, people, animals, everything you see and experience is a physical representation of what is going on within you spiritually. I know that sounds far out, but start looking for the road map within your life and you will be amazed. And what better allegory is there for us all to learn from, then giving birth?
Giving birth is indeed one of our greatest lessons to learn from. Why do you think we are told to be “born again”? Why does Paul speak about travailing in birth until Christ is formed in you?
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you
The answer is simple, we are all PREGNANT WITH POSSIBILITY! And d-day is here… delivery day that is. 🙂 But let’s look a bit more into the womb of scripture.
Have you ever questioned why there are so many “barren wombs” described in scripture? Have you ever wondered why one of the greatest miracles written about has to do with a “virgin birth”? This is all allegory for us to learn from. The child that is born, who has the government of the world on his shoulders is the child that is born WITHIN YOU! It is the true you! It is the Christ In You, as You. This is the hope of Glory, Christ In you! Until, as Paul writes, Christ is formed in you.
There is so much symbolism that revolves around “birth” that it is hard to avoid. 40 is the number of testing and trying many state. 40 years in the wilderness, 40 days of temptation, 40-year-old Kings, Kings ruling for 40 years… The number 40 is repeated again and again, and at the end of the 40 days, or 40 years, something great always happens. Israel enters the promise land, Jesus overcomes his time of temptation, etc, etc… And the physical application is as wonderful, for it takes 40 weeks for a typical pregnancy to come full term. We also see the trimester represented in the 3 day resurrection.
So why all of this emphasis on proving the significance of pregnancy? Why am I trying to show you that physical birth is a great lesson we should all pay close attention to? The reason is simple, we are all about to give birth.
And what happens right before we give birth? It hurts… It hurts real bad… to the point that you want it all to end. It hurts so bad you feel like you would rather die than give birth to the very thing you have waited for, for nine months. And yet, after that child is born, your suffering is not counted as worthy to be compared to the glory that you now have in your loving arms.
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world
This is such a great lesson for us all. Because life has been so, so very hard for so many of us. We try so hard and we step out in faith and yet we still struggle, we still suffer, we still are condemned, attacked, and forced to face great hardship. For many, it can get so hard you just want to give up… just like that woman when her hour of delivery is come.
The woman we see here, is YOUR SOUL! Your sense of being, your understanding, your intellect, whatever you want to call it. The woman is ALL OF US… and right, for many reason, we find ourselves dealing with a good amount of sorrow and uncertainty. We have all gone through things before, but now it feels different. Now the stakes seem so much higher. This, mark me, is for good reason. The reason is, the stakes ARE HIGHER THAN BEFORE! BECAUSE OUR TIME HAS COME!
In addition, I promise you once that Child (The Second You, The Born Again You, The Hopeful you, The Faith-filled You, The ChristInYou)… once this new life of yours is born, you will have JOY UNSPEAKABLE! You will see that nothing shall be impossible to you with FAITH! And for once in your life, you will have the FAITH to back up the belief in faith.
If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Because if you are truly honest with yourself, you may say you have FAITH! But if you REALLY are honest with yourself, you will see you still suffer because your faith is not yet whole and complete.
It is truly one thing to say you have faith and another thing to actually see it at work in your day-to-day. A lack of faith is what has been the cause of our suffering. Because if we had faith and it was at work in us, regardless of what came our way, we would not doubt, we would have no fear, we would trust that everything is working together for our greater good. We all know tha scripture in Romans that teaches us, that “all things work together” but there is evidence of this throughout the scriptures.
Do you think Joseph when he was rejected, abused, cast into a pit to die, then sold off into slavery, only to rise above his station to then be accused of a crime he did not commit, be thrown into jail, only to rise against his station again and be beaten for his interpretation… Do you think Joseph had any real idea of what God had planned for him? Well, if truth be told… HE SURE DID! He dreamed about it, spoke about the sun, the moon, the stars, all bowing before him. His brothers knew he was predestined for greatness, his father knew Joseph was special which is why he gave him that wondrous coat of many colors (a pledge from God, a covenant, a covering)… So Joseph knew, others knew, but I guarantee like you and me, each time Joseph was cast down, each time things got harder and worse, I GUARANTEE Joseph worried and had fear, as we had fear and worry. But in the end, JOSEPH RULED EGYPT, and we too SHALL RULE our own personal EGYPTS! The very place we were once enslaved in, the very place we were accused, condemned, imprisoned, we shall RULE! And all those that did us wrong, we too will be given the change to FORGIVE and FEED THEM the truth that set us free and shall also set them free.
We, like Joseph have been storing up the treasure of wheat in our store house. And our barns are filled with understanding and truth so we are not going to suffer during this famine (of truth) we see in the land. We laid up this treasure as we have suffered through our lives, and now is the time when those who persecuted us, who turned their backs on us, will return to us seeking what we have had all along… FAITH and UNDERSTANDING.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal
A QUICK note on this scripture… The Treasure that we are laying up, is Wisdom, which is a tree of life, it is our salvation, our hope, and this Wisdom is stored in the Kingdom, which is within us, and it is our Righteousness, Peace and Joy, and POWER of the Holy Ghost, it is CHRIST! The thieves cannot break in and steal it away from us… Remember the Thieves according to scripture are those that do not know the gospel, the Thieves are those that try to get into the Kingdom other ways.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
We must enter the Sheepfold… the place where the Sheep enter to be sacrificed, we must DIE TO OUR EGO to be born again into the Life of Christ (power and wisdom of God). So it is impossible for a Thief (those who do not know the truth, and believe in lies and teach lies) to steal the treasure that we have stored.
Many of you believe yourselves to be poor, weak, insignificant. You say things like, who am I? I am fooling myself to believe I somehow have greater insight than others, look at my life, I am lost, I am hurting, HOW CAN I BE STORING ANYTHING UP… MUCH LESS TREASURE!
Well let me show you, how WHEAT (truth) is gathered and stored. For the WHEAT is who we are at heart! the children of the kingdom, and our glory is not known until we are picked, shaken, beat, ground, dried, and then set aside until an appointed time.
While we slept (a symbol of being ignorant of what is really going on) and enemy (our ego/works/man’s ways) planted tares (lies) along with the wheat. And our lives have been spent with both the truth of who we are, and the lie of who we think we are, growing up together within us. And it isn’t until the wheat is fully matured, filled with seeds in its head, that it can be known from the tares. And it is my firm belief, that this time of harvest is now.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn
This process we have been through has been a painful one. The lies had to be burned away, but our wheat (our true nature) was never harmed. We have been through the storms, we have been through the winepress, ground under the wheat stone, we have been set aside for a time appointed, a time that we have doubted we would ever see. But now that time is here, nearer than ever before, and it is our faith that will bring us home.
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Now is indeed the time for us to WAKE UP out of our slump, cast aside our fears and worries for tomorrow. How many times are we going to recite those scriptures that command us to “take no thought for tomorrow”, and then in the next breath we speak about our fears of what tomorrow may bring. It is time for us to have FAITH! To trust and fully believe that THERE IS A GOD! TO BE STILL AND KNOW GOD! To trust that God’s arm is not slack that it cannot save… To BELIEVE that God’s creation is finished in VICTORY! And we are that firststripe that the Master will pick from the vine to prove how holy the rest of creation will be.
We already know Salvation is not about being saved from what will happen after we physically die. We know Salvation is being delivered from our own fears, worries and lust our carnal ego demands. This is what we are being saved from. And the only way to do this, is with FAITH!
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith
It is IMPOSSIBLE for us to be set free and to rule and reign without faith! It is IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD WITHOUT FAITH!
Really think about that for a second… If God is pleased, you are pleased, if God is at peace with you, you are at peace with God… Without Faith it is impossible for you to know joy!
Even though we have had seasons of pain and hardship, even though now it seems our troubles are as the sands of the sea, WE HAVE BEEN KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD THROUGH FAITH UNTO SALVATION… which is ready to be revealed in our lives!
1 Peter 1:4-6
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations
Ask yourself, how are the sick in scripture healed?
How are the blind given sight? How are the deaf given sound? How do the lame walk? How do the dead raise? How did David kill Goliath? How did the walls of Jericho fall? How were kingdom’s overthrown and risen up? How were enemies defeated and children birthed from barren wombs? How is a man justified? How is a man saved? How is anything possible at all?
And what is FAITH?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
Faith is made from the very things we hope for, what we hope for is what makes up our faith… and our Faith is the evidence of these things. In other words, what we have hoped for, the peace and salvation we wish to have, we will have, and our FAITH is the evidence that this is true… In other words, we wouldn’t hope for it, if it was beyond our reach. BECAUSE GOD IS THE ONE WHO GAVE US THAT DESIRE TO BEGIN WITH!
So it is time that you put away your fears, and cut off the flow of negativity from your tongue. It is time to trust God, to know you are about to give birth, that you are about to be free. It is time to HAVE FAITH like never before! A faith in God so strong that it doesn’t matter who believes or doesn’t believe in you, it doesn’t matter how big your troubles seem to be!
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
We shall know the incredible joy of hope, we shall taste the perfection of peace and never let it go again. Because we have chosen FAITH!
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
And if you believe your faith is weak, or you wish you could find faith in the midst of this final hour of travail… THEN ASK FOR IT! But when you ask, HAVE FAITH that your faith will be increased!
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed
Our problem has always been our wavering, not really standing on that firm foundation of Faith. This is why we have suffered for so long, but now we have learned that our wavering has produced our pain and we are choosing a new path! One where FAITH is our breastplate… (The breastplate SHIELDS your HEART 🙂 ), one where we know we cannot faith! And by knowing this, we finally enjoy the moment!
“LORD” (which literally means, the existing one) INCREASE OUR FAITH!
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
And when our faith is increased, and when we stand solely on our faith, we will finally be whole!
And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole
The day of your deliverance is here, you have permission to enter in, and all it takes is believing that you can… and you will regardless of what you believe or have believed, because THIS WORD WILL NOT RETURN VOID!
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Much love, Jacob