The Lord desires to see His glory revealed through the church in these times. He wants to rain down His words on us to prepare us to move into and with the cloud of His glory. It is therefore required of us to increase in faith for the actualization of this mandate.
FAITH sees what God has in mind. Overtime, men have used faith for their selfish interest, even believers because they thought, that is its design. This therefore, denies us of acquiring what it has to give. The substance of the faith depends on and is given in relation with the hope that Christ came to give which is, the ALL OF GOD!. Christ did not come to take us to heaven; that was not the hope of His coming or else our faith would be dependent on going to heaven. Heaven is a location, and the hope cannot be defined as a location or a place. Faith is designed to draw the hope kept in heaven for us because only heaven can keep the quality for now and this is because Christ is in heaven-The hope is in Christ and Christ is in heaven. So if Christ comes to you, then the hope has come. The scripture says, ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’, not heaven in you. God’s kingdom is not heaven, but God- Christ. If Christ did not go to heaven, we would not be mentioning heaven. Some things have to be dealt with in order to make us Christ-conscious. All our lives therefore should be focused on God and Christ.
Many come to church because they do not want to go to hell when they die. Death is not the key to hell; unbelief is the key to hell and that is a sin. Your body can be living in affluence here on earth and your soul is in hell. When man sins, the payment is immediate because death came by sin; so, every unbeliever is a dead man. Believing in Jesus is so that the second death would not have power over you.
Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover, he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
The hope of God must be clear to us so we would be raised with the substance of that hope. If the hope is clear, the substance will be enticing. When one hope is still in view, another cannot be seen. This new hope is not physical. It is a pointer to the destination like all the miracles Jesus did were signs.
For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after.
The essence of God raising His son in the last days is so that a house will emerge; This is the HOPE!
Hebrews 3 :11-12
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
We are all trapped in the flesh and we all need to take heed and fight it together, which can only be done by Faith. What we are all looking for is made available in Christ but the devil does not want us to pursue it, this requires that we keep pressing and hearing so that Christ will become real to us. As time rolls in and out, our eyes and ears will be opened to see, hear and know. It is one step after the other but it starts with what you have heard being mixed with faith in your heart; this is called THE FAITH SENSE and is continually used to believe in the invisible.