Now faith is the substance [structural foundation] of things hoped for, the [tangible, forensic] evidence of things not seen…Through faith WE UNDERSTAND that the worlds were framed [designed and equipped] by the word of God, so that [this being a fact] things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. –Hebrews 11:1, 3 KJV
Faith is a faculty. It’s a medium allowing access from one dimension to another. From the natural realm to the spiritual world. From the material world to the world from which matter is planned. From the spoken word of the invisible God, to a life on earth that pleases that God.
Thus, we need faith (the ability to see and understand unseen things) to see the things in God’s domain. Faith is a much higher sensory perception of REALITIES in that higher dimension–it can only be given by God who resides in that realm and governs created things.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:17 KJV
GENUINE FAITH IS NO NATURAL THING!
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, For by GRACE are ye saved THROUGH FAITH; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES: it is the GIFT of God: –Ephesians 2:4, 8 KJV
Evil men today have created a FAITH that originates from fleshly man, allegedly allowing him to access/ATTRACT MATERIAL THINGS TO HIMSELF that he presently doesn’t have. In this false teaching, god is invoked as the agent/servant/genie to retrieve those material things the man wants. Thus THAT FAITH SEEKS TO BRING GOD DOWN to earth, as opposed to TAKING MEN UP INTO heaven.
“Therefore being justified by FAITH, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith INTO THIS GRACE wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. –Romans 5:1-2 KJV
…much more they which receive [take, grasp] abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall [as a result, begin to] REIGN IN LIFE by one, Jesus Christ.) –Romans 5:17 KJV
“For the law of the spirit of life [living by faith] IN CHRIST JESUS hath made me free [delivered me] FROM the law of sin and death. –Romans 8:2 KJV
So what else does this mean? It means that if you are a true believer in the things God has shared with us in his word, you ARE a NEW creation, reborn by God and given eyes (faith) to perceive and understand the invisible dimension of heaven where God the creator and ruler of everything resides. You are functioning in the realm of faith.GOD HAS BROUGHT YOU UP to HEAVEN, (YOU HAVEN’T BROUGHThim DOWN.)
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and YOUR LIFE IS hid WITH CHRIST IN GOD. –Colossians 3:1-3 KJV
Read Hebrews chapter 11 and 12 to confirm this interpretation.