The main ingredient that we as members of the Body of Christ need to eat in order to bring to pass that which we hope for is not faith. Oh, I do agree with you that faith is right up there at the top of the list; or how else could we come to Jesus unless we come to him by faith? However, the essence of who Jesus is will simply clarify this point up in no time: we come to Jesus by faith because Jesus is Truth. The only reason that faith will work in the first place is because you also believe; and if the Word of God would come back to us over and over again as an untruth, guess what would happen to faith? Yes, it would not work as we would not believe it to be true. 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.” You can’t have the faith to move while having doubt. The children of Israel followed Moses in faith to make it to the promise land; however, every step of the way, the majority of them was in doubt. And you know what God did? He just took his time, about forty years, to complete a trip that would normally take less than two weeks under believing conditions, for the doubt to die out. The generation alive at the end of forty years did indeed make it to the promise land (truth), and all that was needed to get to the promise land as the Word had said would happen, was provided (faith). Then those who did give Moses such a hard time along the way: there were gangs around the mountain corner, the empty shelves at every grocery area along the way, and we should have had better transportation from such a powerful God (doubt). To Eat or Not to Eat, That In Which Your Hearing Feeds You.
We have to eat and believe the Word sent forth in order to hear the power(faith) to move us when it comes. We already know according to scripture that the power(faith) to move us into synchronized action with the unified Godhead comes by the Word of God: Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” There are a few reasons, but really a couple of main reasons as to why faith cometh by hearing, and by hearing the word of God. The first main reason is the obvious ingredient needed by the members of the Body of Christ to bring to pass that which we hope for; and that is truth. We are directed in Romans 10:17 to let our hearing of faith come by the word of God because the word of God is truth; and the word can be trusted to only bring us faith that will move us according to the Will of the Father. Also in the scripture, you see where the scripture first acknowledges that faith cometh by hearing, and then the scripture get specific to the way for us to hear our faith; by then saying, “and hearing by the word of God.” We can hear faith to have the power to move from a number of places, but it will not be faith from the truth so that we can trust its substance to be only of that which lines up with the Will of the Father. The word of God by its spiritual nature, will only produce faith substance that will move us in sync with the Will of God. Our good intended family and friends, by human nature, will do what they can to produce faith substance that will move us into action to help us also, but they have no way of knowing if step number 2 of faith substance will line up with step number 8 of faith substance if their substance is not processed within the cycle of the word of God. So step number 2 may help us now, but it may be that it was very bad for us once it teams up with steps 3 through 7, if it is not truth. And what is truth as for as we are concerned? Truth is that which always produces substance that will line up with the unified Godhead every step of the way. And that is the second main reason why the hearing of faith must come by the word of God: we not only need the truth, but we need it all to come together, working together as one with the Godhead. The Word must work with the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost must work with the word substance to help position us for the time and season to be unified as one with the Will of the Father. We also need the fruit of the Spirit to be strong in our lives. There will be many times when we will need to be patient and prepared to stand if the bride groom tarries as he did with the unprepared five virgins. The word is not going to produce a substitute faith substance if it does not fit what is needed to keep the unification of the Godhead in tack. We will have to wait at times for the fit to be the truth as we will need to work in sync with the Godhead also. The other sources, people or institutions, will have seemly good faith sources that will not be the perfect fit, and they will produce them forth unaware because the faith works for now. And that is why faith must come by the word of God; for we can trust the word to produce the truth that fits. The word is always aware of what fits and what does not fit. And when the word leads us to use the resources of people and places, processing them through the faith operation will make sure that they become a fit for the truth also. To Eat or Not to Eat, That In Which Your Hearing Feeds You.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.