“This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!””
Romans 1:17 TPT
Faith is so contrary to the natural that NOT walking in faith will cause you to stumble. Read that again! Not walking in faith will actually cause you to stumble!
“So then, what does all this mean? Here’s the irony: The non-Jewish people, who weren’t even pursuing righteousness, were the ones who seized it—a perfect righteousness that is transferred by faith. Yet Israel, even though pursuing a legal righteousness, did not attain to it. And why was that? Because they did not pursue the path of faith but insisted on pursuing righteousness by works, as if it could be seized another way. They were offended by the means of obtaining it and stumbled over the stumbling stone [Jesus], just as it is written: “Be careful! I am setting in Zion a stone that will cause people to stumble, a rock of offense that will make them fall, but believers in him will not experience shame.””
Romans 9:30-33 TPT
This is why the pure in heart see God, because children are pure (mostly unattached to the patterns of this world in heart and mind) and we must be childlike in this way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Faith unlocks what can be seen in the Spirit, our true reality. Ask for eyes to see, discern, and comprehend behind the veil.
“For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 AMP
If you are feeling weak and unsure how to strengthen you faith, start with scripture. Even if it’s just one. Faith is more tangible than you think or know. It’s an actual substance. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 NKJV
“Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One.”
Romans 10:17 TPT – this is an actual response of our heart to Scripture.
Bless you today!