The Now faith is not so hard to know, and act upon. If your skill level is decent in the ways of how faith comes, you will not be surprised by it when it shows up from around the corner, and immediately says to you, “feed me Seymour.” If we are not up to par in our skill, and see our selves as needy ones caught off guard waiting for the manifestation of what we hope for to just happen, well, we will be hearing more of the call from faith to feed me Seymour. Don’t be a Seymour, just feeding faith the Word every time it shows up because that is not what it is asking from us: no, we need to know that faith is showing up to feed us, not for us to be feeding it. When we are not as skilled as we should be in our faith activity, we allow faith now dressed in its substance to sneak up on us; thereby, catching us off guard, and leaving us in a position to where we just feed it more Word as oppose to dressing in it in the manner in which it showed up. Jesus once asked a gathering of Pharisees and Sadducees, you know them, spiritual people, as to how were they able to be skilled enough to not let the rain sneak up on them, but did not show that same skill when it came to knowing the signs of the times around them: Matthew 16:1-3, “The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2) He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3)And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” My concern would be if I am not ready to receive the Now faith, how can I get ready to receive the Next faith? I’m reminded of most major sports, the offensive minds will usually run three, four, or whatever the number of Now plays, just to set up what they hope to be one of the plays of the day later, when they see the signs of the times call for that play to be Next. The Father was the first to ever do that, and he is still running that play to the highest percentage of all times; especially when he has the right personnel in the game executing the Now and the Next while the Father was looking on proudly as his sons and daughters executed the plan.
So, lets take a closer look at how the execution of the Now faith, and the Next faith is done. Ok, let’s stick to Jesus’ example where the people do not let the rain sneak up on them; the question is what do they do Now once they see the sky is red in the evening. They won’t be as a Seymour would be, and feed any Word of God to ignite faith because the skill level tells them that it will be fair weather this evening: so now they should enjoy the manifestation of the signs of the times as it is what it is. However, if they are young in Now weather faith discernment, and lack experience in knowing what the red sky in the evening means, they will definitely be as a Seymour would be, and just feed their faith as the fat Next faith sneaks on up on them with a belch because they didn’t correctly discern the Now faith. Once the correct discernment is made, the Next Faith you will see is for that discernment to manifest into what the signs of the times informed them it would be: so do nothing but live more abundantly in the fair weather, and then move on to a different next, Now faith, to use your skill of discernment all over again in a new situation. And now for the other side of the same example, what do they do Now once they see the sky is red and lowering in the morning? They still won’t be as a Seymour would be, and feed any Word of God to ignite faith because the same skill level is telling them that it will be foul weather this morning: so now all they need to do is just get together their rain gear, and be ready to go through whatever manifestation of the signs of the times to come because it is what it is. And again, those who are young in Now weather faith discernment, and lack experience in knowing what the sky is red and lowering in the morning means, they will definitely be as a Seymour would be, and just feed their faith as the fat Next faith sneaks on up on them with a belch because they didn’t correctly discern the Now faith. Once the correct discernment is made, the Next Faith you will see is for that discernment to manifest into what the signs of the times informed them it would be: so get your weather gear to make it through the manifestation of the foul weather, and then move on to a different next, Now faith, to use your skill of discernment all over again in a new situation.
Once the manifestation of the signs of the times is displayed, it is what it is: the truth of what the faith substance came to be. When we get an outcome that matches the signs of the time, it is the out come from the faith that came by the Word of God that we are standing on to get that in which we hoped for. The signs of the time that you get are an indication of what the manifestation is heading toward to become natural. Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Once the faith substance manifest, we will basically have what we have made in the natural. There is no need to have Seymour feed the faith anymore because the faith substance would have already been used in the process for the manifestation of what we now have in the natural. We must become more skilled in the faith process if we want to effect the signs of the time, or the faith substance that has come forth while the evidence of the substance being made flesh or being made natural is still unseen: once the faith substance of the thing hoped for is no longer as evidence unseen, but has been made flesh, we have the end result of the process manifested. If we are seeing the signs of the time, or the faith substance of the things hoped for appear to becoming in unfavorable while we are still with the evidence unseen; we still have an opportunity to effect favorable change by adding new hope to the process before the unfavorable is manifested flesh or natural. And how do you add new hope to the current ongoing faith process to effect a favorable change while still with the evidence not seen, and not manifested flesh or natural: NOW IS WHEN YOU BECOME MORE SEYMOUR LIKE, AND FEED YOUR FAITH MORE WORD. Once the evidence unseen is made flesh, you have what you have from the faith process; but while the process is still ongoing with the evidence still unseen, or yet determine, and if the signs of the times or the faith substance are appearing to come up short of what you hope for, new hope or new reason will produce new faith because the new hope moves you to stand on, and expand on additional Word not already in the process. And since faith is the substance of things hoped for, it means that you were Seymour like and fed your faith more Word. And this let’s us know that the Word is the key to effect favorable change Now: the faith substance of the things hoped for can only come by the Word: Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” So the only way to get more faith to come to the faith process, is to feed more Word.
In summary, once Now faith has come, and the signs of the time or the faith substance will be made flesh or natural, then you have what have. Now when Next faith has come, where you see the signs of the times, or the faith substance forming favorably toward that you hoped for, but still with the evidence unseen, just remain patient while moving into Now faith, and the signs of the time or the faith substance will be made flesh or natural; and there you have what you hoped for. Lastly, we’re still dealing with Next faith when it has come, but this time the signs of the times, or the faith substance is appearing to be forming unfavorably toward that you hoped for, but still with the evidence unseen. Instead of remaining patient while moving into Now faith, you do not remain patient because you need to extend the Next faith phase, and not move into the Now faith because moving into Now faith while things form unfavorably toward that you hoped for will not bring it to pass. Instead of being patient, as explained before the summary, you need to be Seymour like and feed your faith more Word to bring more faith substance to effect favorable change to the process. And you must add more faith substance at the Next faith phase while the evidence is still unseen: if you get to the Now faith phase of the process where the evidence is seen and can manifest, then you will have what was made flesh or natural.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good,