That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.
The crowds came to Jesus. Thousands had heard of the miracles following this man. This man, who was God, had the wisdom of the Eternity within His heart, and He chose to take a moment to go out to the lake. Perhaps He went out to pray in a quiet place, or possibly to rest for a moment, but, whatever the reason, the crowds surrounded Him until He was pressed on every side. While the masses swelled, He entered a boat and taught them, while the people came.
Everyone wants the miraculous, the signs, wonders, and miracles, but who wants the reason behind them? We want the power, but who wants the man? We want the demonstration, but who wants the price he paid?
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For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
In waves of revival, manifestations come and go. Many opinions are formed, shared, and contested with. But, one thing remains, and that is the Eternal Kingdom of God, the mystery of the Holy Spirit, Christ within, “God With Us”, Emmanuel.
That which we see is not always what it is, and that which we cannot see often goes unnoticed, undiscerned, and hence, under addressed.
Now, Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Substance is “hypo-stasis” in the Greek. Hypo meaning “beneath”, and stasis meaning “the state, status, or structure of a thing”. That is, the underlying, inherent nature of an object, its foundation, its unseen, non-physical yet spiritual essence. Whether it is an apple, a thought, or a person, to have faith in or for something is to have it for real, whether or not you see it manifested in the natural. For example, if you say, “I believe such and such will happen”, that is hope. If you have the substance of the thing hoped for, the very reality of that thing, though yet unseen, that is what Faith is.