Hope Notes – Saying is important – October 6, 2011

As I was reading the other night in a devotional by Mark Brazee something was shown to me for the first time and I wanted to share it with you.

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

God created the world by speaking it into existence. From His Word, the world came into being.
We know this from the first book of the bible, Genesis and the first chapter.

Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

So far so good! 🙂

In Mark 11:22 Jesus said “Have faith in God” or the proper translation is “Have the faith of God”.

What is the God-kind of faith?

Hebrews 11:3, above, gives us a hint when it says God spoke the universe into existence.

In Isaiah 40:12 it says God measured out the heavens in the span of His hand and measured the waters in the hollow of His hand.

God believed He could created the universe and He knew exactly what it would look like when He was done. Think on that a minute.

God could have stepped up and said “universe, Be!” and everything would have spun into existence immediately.

God chose not to do it this way but to do it over 7 days. Why?

Now remember the Word of God is like an onion, there are many layers to it, and most of us have learned many reasons about why 7 days etc. Prophetically a day is a 1000 years and so forth. And those are all absolutely correct.

Here is another layer to consider…

I believe one reason God created a day at a time is to show us how the God-kind of faith works.

So God said, “Let there be light (or light! BE! is the exact translation)” And there was light.
But since God already believed He could speak the worlds into existence, how come the whole universe didn’t appear right then?

Here is a big point. God did not get what He believed, He got what He said.

Nothing more, nothing less.

God believed, of course, that He could create the entire universe., but only what He actually said came into manifestation at that point.

Faith works the same for us. You might believe a lot of things, but you’ll receive what you believe and say.

Selah….

Blessings,
-Kath

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