The Mystery Of Faith
How that by revelation He made known to me the mystery ………
The kingdom of God is a kingdom of mysteries. Mysteries that can only be known by revelation and not education. One of those mysteries is the mystery of faith. In the beginning, when God created man, man knew everything and so lived a victorious life.
A life of power, authority and dominion. Authority and dominion are a function of faith, and faith is a function of revelation knowledge; hence the cliché “knowledge is power”.
After the fall, man was separated from God, and with that separation he was disconnected from the source of revelation knowledge. This resulted in him losing authority and dominion on the earth. The reason there is so much fear on earth today is lack of this revelation knowledge for we fear what we do not know or understand.
No other Bible account explains this better than the story of Elisha and his servant in the book of Second Kings chapter 6.
The king of Syria had been planning ambushes on Israel. Each and every time they failed because of one man; Elisha. Elisha, because of living in constant revelation knowledge, always saw where the ambushes were and thus foiled the plans of the Syrians. It was upon discovering the source of their failures that the king of Syria sent an army to go and capture Elisha. Not an ordinary army mind you, but a great host.
When Elisha’s servant woke up in the morning, he was met by a terrible sight. Death stared him in the face. In fear and trepidation he ran to announce their demise to his master, but the man of God was not moved because he walked not by sight but by faith. He had revelation knowledge that neither his servant nor the Syrians had. Had this great Syrian host known what Elisha knew, they would have stayed home.
2 Kings 6:16
“Fear not, for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”
Elisha was not perturbed because he had already seen that his God was with him. Oh that all believers would be like Elisha. Unfortunately many, when under attack, whether by sickness, poverty, unemployment, etcetera; tend to react the same way the servant reacted. They react in fear. Whatever your attacker, know that they that be with you are more than whatever it is that is attacking you.
2 Kings 6:17
“And Elisha prayed, and said, ‘LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”
It is not that the young man was blind. Naturally he had perfect eyesight, but spiritually he was as blind as a bat. He needed revelation knowledge. May God open your eyes that you may see the great deliverance He has for you. May you see that whenever He comes, He always answers by fire. May the eyes of your understanding, your spiritual eyes, be opened. May God give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Back to what happened at the fall.
With the fall came a change in the governance of the earth. Satan became the god of this world, the new source of revelation knowledge. All Satan reveals to people is weakness, sickness, poverty, unworthiness and every evil you can think of. The whole point being to spread fear and discouragement in the world. Satan has blinded people from receiving revelation knowledge, thereby keeping people from moving in power and authority. What the first Adam lost; the revelation of the mysteries of God, the second Adam, Jesus, came to restore.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Jesus is the light, the revelation of God. He is our connection to the source of revelation. When we operate in the mysteries of God, especially the mystery of faith, the kingdom of darkness cannot understand us. They cannot understand how we manage to turn the tables and overcome them, the same way the king of Syria couldn’t understand how Israel knew their every move. When you operate in this mystery of faith, people will not understand how you prosper and succeed; how you achieve the impossible.
Now that we have seen that the mysteries of God are known by revelation, we can ask ourselves a good question, “What is the mystery of faith?”
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The mystery of faith is that faith turns spirit into flesh; immaterial substance into physical. Faith turns bad circumstances into opportunities, curses into blessings.
That is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
This is the mystery we will be exploring in this book. We will be unlocking the eternal secrets that created the world and applying them in our lives in order to create, change or redirect our destinies.
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Miracles and breakthroughs are not a result of living under the law or fulfilling the law, miracles are a result of applying faith.
This is what we will be learning here, how to apply your faith and yield results.