"Moving From Faith to Substance"
By Daniel Pontious
As I began to seek
the Lord for a word for this season, the Holy Spirit began to whisper into my heart that things were about to change even more for the Body of Christ. For many of us, God is going to cause our faith – those things that we've been believing Him for –
to become substance in the natural realm.
Many in the Body of Christ have heard teachings about faith and listened to sermons about faith, but haven't experienced real substance from it. However, in this season, much of that
is going to change drastically for those who have been trusting God for promises yet to be seen.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1, KJV)
The Supernatural Manifestation of Substance
God is causing those of us in the Body of Christ, who've been living a crucified lifestyle, to begin to see the supernatural manifestation of substance from those things
which we've been believing God for.
"Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, LET HIM DENY HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME." (Matthew 16:24, KJV emphasis mine)
That manifestation is going to happen. As we deny ourselves and die to our own personal desires and agendas, the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit is going to rise up on the inside of us and perform those things which we've been living in expectation
God expects us to begin moving in faith, activated by the cross that we've chosen to carry and empowered by the life of God through the quickening of the Holy Spirit. Once we begin to see the substance of
those things which we've been hoping for to manifest, we'll no longer need the hope or faith in that particular situation, because we will possess the promises as substance in reality!
"For in [this] hope we were saved. BUT
HOPE [the object of] WHICH IS SEEN IS NOT HOPE. FOR HOW CAN ONE HOPE FOR WHAT HE ALREADY SEES?
"But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure." (Romans 8:24-25, AMPC emphasis mine)
Moving From Hope and Faith Into the Substance of Hope and Faith
God is going to move many of you out there from a position of hope and faith into a place of receiving the substance of both of those things
in this season. For only when we see the promises manifest can we grow, see our faith increase and watch the faithfulness of God as He fulfills His promises in front of us! Continue to carry your cross, continue to believe God for those things you've been
asking for, according to His will, and expect to see those promises manifest in front of your eyes.
"FOR AS MANY AS ARE THE PROMISES OF GOD, THEY ALL FIND THEIR YES [answer] IN HIM [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the
Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God." (2 Corinthians 1:20, AMPC emphasis mine)
SUBSTANCE IS COMING – do you know who you are?
By Daniel Pontious
Every Believers Destiny
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321