When we go forth in a faith operation to bring to pass the thing that we hope for, it is not the Father who determines when we will see him during this operation. We all know from the infamous faith operation of the children of Israel that if the Father had his way, he would have met them in the promised land in eleven days as oppose to forty years: Deuteronomy 1:2, “(There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)” We go through the same process today in deciding if we will see the Father now, or if we will see him later, or much later: the natural journey in which we are on to the things hoped for will be joined by the personal journey in which we are on to discover the depths of our belief in God. Many of us believe that it is our faith that will get us to the things that we hope for; however, it is not our faith that gets us to our hope, but it is our belief that gets us to our hope. Our faith walks us to the thing that we hope for, but if we do not believe, we will not walk toward our hope for long. It’s like when we walk by sight, if we see something in which we do not believe, then we are not going to walk in it for long. It is the same when we walk by faith, if we hear something in which we do not believe, then we are not going to walk in it for long. In the case of the children of Israel, it was Joshua and Caleb having both faith and belief, and the other ten tribe leaders had the faith by hearing what God had said through Moses, but they did not have the belief in it: so eleven days became forty years. The Father Will See Me Now.
So we are the ones to decide if we will see the Father now, or later. We decide if we will go through the land of the Giants, or if we will take another path; or should I say a longer path. It’s okay with God if we need to go longer to have the faith to go all the way. It is faith, and not haste that pleases the Father, but the Father will always offer the shorter path for one to follow if one will. We have to remember that when we walk in the faith of the Father, we must walk in the path of faith in which we believe. We can not walk in the faith that came by hearing successfully if we do not believe in what we heard. Matthew 21:21, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.” So the children of Israel did still walk in the faith that they heard to go to the promised land, but they took a long time to show up in the belief to have what they hoped for. It will serve us well to intentionally walk in the faith in which we believe if we hope to have what we say. One of the main reasons in which we need to believe is to be able to take the land, or the resource when we come upon the faith substance. If we do not believe, then we will see ourselves as grasshoppers, or as not able to take the resource as we hop away; and when we hop away, we tell the Father that we are not ready to see him now. When we hear the word in which faith will come; or in which the substance of the thing hoped for will come, just remember that the way back to the Father is there for us to step into: the word always goes back to the Father. Let me leave you with a few back to the Father scriptures where it is the Word that will lead us to see the Father now or later: one, John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me; two, John 14:28, “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I; three, Isaiah 55:11, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it; and a fourth, John 1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word is always our ticket to ride to the Father, and we can get to the Father as fast as we can believe all things in the path we do take to get the word back to the Father. The Father Will See Me Now.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.