Let us make more internal progress as we continue to learn of faith. Yahweh wants us in tune with His desires. After all, it's not like He is a million miles away; His Spirit dwells within each Israelite. When truth is put into practice we can expect to see victory in the days ahead. This wisdom will result in us touching others' lives in a much deeper way.
It's being said we are now living in 'Post-Christian America.' For what is perceived as Christianity thru the mainline denominational systems is proving to have no real power. The stage is set for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, to step forth and assume our position as the sons and daughters of God. Faith gives us the proper spiritual footing.
Inwardly, we possess the power to see the invisible. Unfortunately, our lives have been spent barely keeping our head above the darkness; it's all we've known. The time has come for Christ's true disciples to shed the 'grave clothes' of external religion and burst forth in the power of God! The only thing holding you back... is you! We must get our faith in focus.
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Notice "faith is....the evidence of things not seen." From an outward standpoint, this seems ridiculous. How can anything (including faith) be real "evidence" or actual proof when it isn't available for physical observation? Because faith is only perceivable in the unseen realm. One thing that makes faith so 'other-worldly' is it's paradoxical nature- for instance: it gives you the ability to see the unseen.
The moment things are seen in the physical realm, it is no longer perceivable by faith. So not being able to physically see something does not mean it cannot come to pass. For if you are in need of physical proof or visible evidence before you are willing to believe, then you have 'missed the boat' when it comes to faith. Think about it, at one time the physical universe itself was not visible. It was a mere glimmer in the infinite mind of the Father of Lights. So "through faith" we know God created it:
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
There were other faithful ancestors and "elders" in Israel besides Joshua and Caleb. But they were the only two of the twelve elders who ended up entering the Promised Land. Why? Because those with faith see things the way God sees them. They sought to be faithful by going into the land to "obtain a good report." Yet didn't they see the same things the other ten spies saw? Yes, but they saw further into God's plan and beyond the obstacles that existed in the physical, visible dimension. Therefore, they were the blessed ones and they are the ones we remember and admire. (For more on this see "THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD" and "AGREEING WITH GOD.")
Everything had a beginning except for God. Everything before it ever materializes begins in the invisible, unseen realm. Though we cannot describe or comprehend how He did it, God created this whole universe (which used to not even be here). When you think about it in those terms, we really shouldn't have such a hard time believing He can accomplish whatever He gives us a desire to do.
When it comes to faith and spiritual things, we've been misled to assume for too long that it will begin in the physical, visible realm. Yet, as we are seeing over and over in the Scriptures, faith can begin as nothing more than a hidden desire, just as God made His plan come to pass thru creating the universe.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Early in Genesis it speaks of how God only accepted Abel, and how God took Enoch. In both cases, they "obtained a good report" because of their faith.
Many want to try to pretend it was about the types of sacrifices Abel and Cain offered. Yet later we see how God prescribed and accepted non-blood offerings from Israel. So the question is: why were they both, Abel and Cain, offering sacrifices? If we stick with the judeochristian version, only Cain would have the right to offer sacrifices to God since he is perceived to be the eldest son of Adam... interesting.
What must be understood is: Cain was not Adam's son at all. Cain and Abel were only half-brothers; they did not have the same father. Abel was Adam's firstborn son, Cain was not. Cain is absent from Adam's geneological record in the Scriptures. Cain was "of that Wicked One" (I John 3:12). Understand, there is no word for 'half-brothers' in Greek or Hebrew used in the Scriptures, so they are referred to as simply, "brothers." (For more on this see, "SEX IN THE GARDEN, PART 2: WHEAT AND TARES.")
Therefore, it wasn't a matter of comparing their faith or which of them had the more acceptable or best sacrifice. Two eldest sons were offering sacrifices, and Abel's was "most excellent" because He was the eldest son of the man God created. Cain's was rejected because Cain himself wasn't acceptable unto God, being a corruption. Abel had faith, Cain didn't have faith, that was the difference and that is the context here.
Enoch was born the seventh generation from Adam. He wrote a book that is quoted in the Scriptures, particularly, Jude. His faith was so strong, God "translated" or took him, and he did not see death. What a testimony and example of faith!
Though Abel was murdered, his blood still cries out, declaring the origin of the division between us and the enemies of God. Yahweh accepted Abel and later Enoch, both into His immediate presence. Each of these Adamites leave behind an enduring legacy of faith that carries on in the white race to this very day.
Like Abel, we must give God our faith, even if it costs us our lives. Like Enoch, we must walk with God in faith. Abel and Enoch pleased God because of their faith. What examples we have to follow.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
God wants us to believe. We must be more conscious of this and how we approach God; whether or not we really "believe that HE IS." The Scriptures clearly teach that God is real; HE IS Ever-present, Eternal Reality. If God isn't real then nothing else is. God has never changed and will never change; there is no need for it. This world is what's messed up, not God.
Relationships are about giving and receiving. Relationships come under strain when one is doing most or all of the giving, while the other is doing most or all of the receiving. In a healthy relationship with God, we find the perfect balance: we give Him our faith and He gives us His rewards. Do you desire His rewards? Then you must give Him your faith.
God is "a REWARDER." He wants us to believe and He wants to reward us for it. Belief "that He is and that He is a Rewarder," points us in the direction of the unseen dimension. Once we arrive at this, if we will "diligently seek Him," He will reward us. God never short changes His people. In fact, He is waiting for us to do this!
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
God is the One Who has set it up this way. God wants to bless us beyond our comprehension! For it is the Almighty Himself Who is challenging us to put our faith in Him to the test! He wants us to ask Him to do the impossible. When we do, "the windows of heaven" will open. He wants us to "prove" Him. He wants to reward and bless our faith. How real is faith to you? Is it real enough for you to believe in something that is invisible, that you can't see? Christ told the woman at the well, "God is a Spirit" (John 4:24). This truth is inexhaustable, but among many other things, it means GOD IS INVISIBLE. The Apostle Paul states this throughout his Epistles. Speaking of Christ:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
I TIMOTHY 1:17
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
27 By faith he (Moses) forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
So when Paul talks about us needing to believe that HE IS, it includes believing that HE IS invisible. Therefore the place He communes with us is in the unseen, INVISIBLE realm of faith.
Indeed, Christ was God, "the image of THE INVISIBLE GOD." The Incarnation of God in Christ affirms that God is invisible, in that He took upon Adamic flesh in order for our people to be able to see and experience the unseen God. As children of Adam, we're not only white fleshly creatures, more importantly, we are spirits. Therefore faith is unseen because the Essence of God is invisible.
When it comes to God's invisibility, this does not mean He is empty or nothingness, but fullness, holiness, and invincible. This is the way HE IS. Faith is our spiritual connection to God. God is only pleased with us when we are trusting Him. Break loose from the thinking that Christianity is all about what's happening in this external, physical world and that which is visible, and embrace your Invisible Father in the unseen realm of faith. Seek what is invisible, ask for the impossible, and you will find your God.
Faith is 'Theo-centric'; it's all about Yahweh our God. We cannot please the invisible God without faith, it is impossible. Nor can an Adamite please himself or have genuine fulfillment without faith; it's how our spirit communes with our Father. If we're not trusting Him to do the impossible we cannot possibly please Him.
There's no reason to want to doubt God. There is every reason to want to please Him. Give God your faith, hold nothing back. For what is the point in knowing we are Israelites if we don't do anything about it? He created this universe out of nothing, no wonder He demands we trust Him. We believe and trust in one another, and some are even stupid enough to trust non-whites. How do we know? Because they want to please them. You trust who you want to please.
How can you know whether you trust God? You live to please Him. How can you know if you're pleasing Him? You want to be a part of Him doing the impossible. This is what it comes down to in what we call the Christian life. We've stood on the sidelines long enough. The goal of life is not to become more and more comfortable. The Christian goal is to become more and more faithful. This is how our faithful ancestors did it.
So we have the subjective Spirit within us which only desires to please God, along with the objective Scriptures which give us a complete perspective of Who He is, and how to subdue the outward man. We must get ourselves 'in focus':
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
What do you care for and desire the most? That is "your treasure," that is your heart's desire. But is what your heart treasures the same as what God's Spirit within in you treasures? What do you want for your people? How much would it mean to 'get a smile' from God?! The way to know is by how clearly you see thru the eye of faith.
These verses are in somewhat cryptic language. He purposefully does this so we'll more deeply concentrate on Him, gaining a higher spiritual perpective. Christ here is talking about the "eye" of faith, how do we know? Again, notice the context set by the preceding verse- "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Christ is talking about what you "treasure," what you care for and desire. What you care for and what you desire, reveals the clarity of your spiritual eye.
WHAT YOU SEEK IS WHAT YOU REFLECT- "if therefore thine eye be single," if your faith is in focus, "thy whole body shall be full of light"- it will eventually manifest itself visibly. Rather than your outer man (body) hindering you, distracting you, and holding you back, it becomes a vessel of light ready to pour out blessings on those you love! Your selfish desires become irrelavent because your heart knows exactly what your spirit desires from God.
Unfortunately, we are quite sentimental towards the physical, visible realm. Due to this familiarity, a struggle rages within each Israelite: between the physical and the spiritual, between temporal and eternal, between fear and faith, between light and darkness. Needless to say in our past, the outward man has dominated our lives, even to the point where many of us are not even aware of it- we call it, 'being normal.' Yet now we must "diligently seek" God, becoming "full of light," cleansing our heart so it can reflect the desires of our spirit. The eye of faith will turn us from this 'normal,' powerless existence, to participating in the supernatural with our Invisible God.
The eye of faith captures what's within the unseen dimension of the Spirit and positions it as the treasure of our heart- as our true desire. This "light" reveals your deepest inner identity and desires unto you, fashioned by God. This is the challenge we face now: to find out what our real treasure is, to discover who we really are in the Spirit, and then God rewards us with it's manifestation.
The only way we can become consistently faithful to God is to perform 'spiritual maintenance' on the eye of faith in this way. How do we do this? By keeping our desires in check. By forsaking the world more and more continually. Does what you want and care for truly reflect what God wants for your life? The more familiar we become with our inner man, the more effective we become in ministering to others, and the less we will care for who we think we are in our physical existence. The more the light within us is able to impact our brethren in the Spirit, the less we will care about the things of this world.
We must keep the "darkness," which includes an over-emphas of fleshly, temporal concerns, at bay. Again in verse 23 He says: "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" It is "evil" for the "eye" to be anything other than in focus. For when the eye of faith is not in focus we are spiritually ineffective. Remember, without faith it is impossible to please Him. Therefore, if we do not have the right priorities and desires, it distorts the "eye."
It's just like a person who is drunk on alcohol with blurred vision: he stumbles, he bumps into things, his judgment is greatly impaired. So we are 'spiritually impaired' when our faith is out of focus. The biggest problem we have in the white race today is not the non-whites, it's that we are spiritually 'drunk on darkness'- we fear, we worry, we doubt, we are full of negativity. As a result, we have no power and are seeing the effects of it all around us.
Neglecting faith as Israelites is responsible for what we see going on all around us. The non-whites did not cause this, we did. God has given us opportunity after opportunity with so many great white kingdoms and nations througout history. Yet everytime it seems our people always somehow end up forgetting about God. And God will continue to allow them to flood into our lands and punish us, until we see the need to get our faith in focus.
We as Adamites are eternal spiritual beings temporarily clothed with fleshly bodies, and we are surrounded by darkness. The darkness around us will continue to grow until we listen to Christ and get our faith in focus. We must stop living our lives with an emphasis on the external, physical, visible aspect of our existence, and begin walking in the unseen realm of faith.
The Great Physican has written us His 'Prescription for Power' that will eventually revolutionize our existence. Will we seek to become more conscious of how essential it is for us to live by faith? What we think about is what controls our hearts and determines what we desire. We have set our sights way too short when it comes to what our God is capable of doing in and thru His people. It's time for us to open our "eye."
If we will get our faith in focus, God will give us all we need to be most effective in extending the light of the Gospel to our people. John 13:35 shows how this works from the inside out: "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one for another." Stop looking for someone else outside of yourself to straighten out the mess. Assume your responsibilty as an Israelite and sieze upon the faith that overcomes the world! The truth will become magnetic and contagious when our people begin to see the real thing coming from you.
Deep down, you've known God has more for you. You felt it the first time you became aware of His love. God still loves you and He has not changed. His Spirit, which lives within you, hasn't changed either. God gave us all we need within. We just need to get in focus.