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Faith has nothing to do with our senses. Our senses are given to us so that we can understand languages and reason things not that we may walk in them. This is why it is important that we subject our mind to the Spirit. The bible talks about renewing the mind; this is because an un-renewed mind will prevent a transformation of character. Romans 12:2NIV says

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“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
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Now, faith like I said is the only way to becoming spiritual and this happens when one subjects his mind on God’s word without questions and logics. Conforming to the patterns of this world means walking by the flesh, walking by what the world agrees with and working by the logic of worldly elites. The Bible says the Greeks consider the gospel as foolishness, this is because they were the intellectuals of that time, they knew all the processes it takes for one to give birth, they can even use the ovulation period of a woman and tell when she would give birth to a daughter or son. Suddenly, you tell them a woman conceived without the efforts of a man, they see it as foolish and to be in conformity with them, one would have to also subscribe to their school of thought. However, faith means refusing to conform to the patterns of the world and holding on to God’s word. This happens in the process of subjecting your mind to God’s word, transformation begins to take place then and you see yourself becoming who God has designed you to be. The bible says this is when you can be able to test and approve what God’s will is! Until you approve God’s will for your life, you cannot benefit from it and you don’t need your senses to test what God’s will is, you need to subject your senses to God’s word. God’s will is good, pleasing and perfect but only when you rise above your senses, you can approve it for your life! The bible says “by faith the elders obtained a good report”, this is how to obtain good report for yourself.
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The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”. Do you know why God can’t be pleased without faith? It is because senses glorify self, senses cannot capture the things of the Spirit and therefore senses are selfish! Adam never engaged his senses when God asked them not to eat of the tree in the middle of the garden. He simply believed God and kept living according to God’s purpose until the devil played in their minds and they started thinking, using logics and analyzing the benefits of eating of that fruit. By using their senses, they failed and didn’t obtain good report. Faith is not sense, faith means believing God without questions and analysis. In Hebrews 11:7, we see a man of Faith called Noah, the moment he heard from God, he believed what God said even when it hadn’t manifested to physical reality! Now, when the world was undergoing destruction, people would say Noah is a prophet or a very spiritual man! Yes, he is because he received God’s word without questions. By faith, we are declaring that God is our God and nothing else matters. We are declaring that God is faithful by trusting Him; we do not need to struggle about it, if He said it, and we must leave it for Him to also do. Now, when I come across the word which says in Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”, I know that my blessings are spiritual and they are in Christ. As Christ is revealed, I am also discovering my blessings and receiving them by believing without questions. By believing God’s word, you are putting these spiritual realities into physical shapes.
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Faith controls our confessions and controls our thoughts; fear comes when we allow our thoughts to control us. Fear is simply a negative faith, both comes from what we hear and meditate upon. When you become anxious of what to eat, drink and wear, you are allowing the wants of the flesh to control you but when you believe that God cares about those things and it isn’t your business to foresee them, you see yourself aligning your mind to what God has said. We must let God be God by believing Him foolishly.
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No you can understand why Jesus said in Matthew 18:3-4NIV “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven”. Why asking that people be changed and become like children? I will tell you.
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God isn’t looking for people who will be responsible for their spiritual lives; He wants people to depend on Him as a loving father. One great quality of Children that God seeks from people is the ability to believe and trust their father without engaging the senses. Until you come to God as a Child, you cannot grow into a son in the kingdom. The humility God seeks from people is the humility that causes one to trust God and depend on His word without trying to argue it, just believe and do!
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I remember telling a little child to place one of his fingers on top of a burning lamp that it wouldn’t hurt him, I actually did this because he would always want to touch the burning lamp and we kept pushing him away from it. So anytime he wants attention from us, he starts heading towards the lamp at night when it’s burning. One night, I decided to solve the problem once and for all, I asked him to touch the lamp he refused because he would feel the heat even without touching it and I touched it and endured the pain, I smiled and told him it doesn’t hurt. I asked him to do the same thing, he trusted me without engaging his senses, he touched it and it pained him but taught him never to get near the lamp again. No adult would have foolishly trusted me! Now, God isn’t asking us to trust His lies because He doesn’t lie but He wants us to believe and trust Him just like a child would trust his parents without thinking.
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As a little boy, I remember believing my dad for an airplane and he would go out each day and come back even without a toy and still promise that he’d get the plane. If I had remained a child I would still believe it and this is how Abraham followed God and bible reported in Hebrews 11:13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar off, and were persuaded of them and embraced them….” You see that? The people of faith in the Old Testament all died believing something they never received even at the point of death; at their death bed they still believed God. It seems utterly foolish, to the natural mind it is total madness for one to start going to a place that is not known or seen! But Abraham was walking because in the eyes of his faith, he was seeing a place just like I would see my airplane even when my dad hadn’t bought them. The greatest people in God’s kingdom are people who have chosen to walk with God and not with their senses… This is the true faith and this is the faith that produces result. A faith void of senses, in a simple word it means serving and following God foolishly. It is not open for arguments and debates… Just believe and keep believing.
God bless you!
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-George O.N-
House Of Vasileia
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