Tree of Life – Level 1, Lesson 5: Faith 1
“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, be ye removed hence to yonder place; and it shall be removed; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
In the Bible, the word faith is used many times, and in religious circles today it is just a word. But faith is something that is very real and not just a word.
In business or on the stock market a person will take a look at the various companies selling stock and will decide which one will be the best for him to invest his money in. He has faith in that company because he put his money where his mouth is.
When you have faith in God that means you stopped talking and started doing.
When you have faith that you can heal, you have started putting your hands on people and asked for healings either by direct contact or the word. Faith is an action word; without faith you couldn’t move a muscle.
A newly born baby learns how to walk through faith. That new baby has seen those around him walking and by those around him saying you can walk. By faith he stands on his feet – he puts one foot in front of the other. He may stumble and fall a few times, but he will walk.
If he would have sat and thought within himself, I wonder if I can do it, he would have been sitting there for ninety years wondering if he could do it.
When a person has faith, this means that he’ll get up and try doing that which is there to do, and he will keep right on trying until he succeeds.
The term faith came about because most of the world we live in is unseen and it will remain unseen until a person moves out. Then the unseen will for him be seen. This the seen world is just the effect of the unseen world. The reality isn’t in the seen but in the unseen and the only reason it is unseen is because man has lost the consciousness of God of which the greater part of His Being is in the unseen world.
Something may be unseen but if you take the step, it will then appear and the taking of that step is faith.
This whole world, this whole physical world moves and runs on faith for when a person makes a contract to buy a house, he has stepped out on the faith that he will keep his job which will let him bring in the money to pay the payments each month.
The term unseen world doesn’t mean unreal world, it just means to a person who hasn’t developed his full range of sight that it isn’t apparent. The unseen world is as much “here and real” as the seen world. The difference between the unseen and the seen is that in the unseen is the source of all power.