It is now a simple a matter of releasing the faith that is in us. I believe a key to releasing our faith is understanding what biblical hope is and learning how to operate in it.

Hope comes from the “Rhema” word of God. When God speaks to you by His Holy Spirit, it produces vision or an image. You not only hear Him in your spirit, but you “see” the image of that Rhema. When you hear, you see. We have all experienced the Holy Spirit quickening a Word to us for our situation. This Word, or “Rhema”, rises up from our spirit and paints an image of the word of God in its completed form. A “Rhema Word” is, in reality, a revelation of Jesus Christ. It will always paint a picture of Jesus in you. When you see Him, you also see yourself.

The Bible refers to it as the mirror of the Word.
Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
(John 3:3)

Yet a little while and the world seeth me no more: but ye see me.
(John 14:19)
Jesus said we would see Him. That’s why we can follow Him. How will we see Him? By revelation. That’s why when you receive a revelation, you always see it as complete, or at the end result. You see the finished work that Jesus has already done. You see yourself healed, righteous, and prosperous because that is the image of Jesus Christ in you.

If we will meditate the Word day and night, the Holy Spirit will paint images of that Word, who is Jesus Christ, on our heart. Christ, the hope of glory, will rise up within us and we will “see”. We will see the image of ourselves in Christ. We will see ourselves as righteous as Him, as healed as Him, as prosperous as Him, and as anointed in Him.

When you receive that “Rhema” or hope that rises up within you, you must keep that vision or image in front of you day and night, by meditating the Word. It has to take deep root and remove all the old images in your brain left behind by that old man you used to be.

If you do not keep that image in front of you, by meditating on it day and night, the enemy, this world, and old negative programming or thinking will keep you “in” those images of that old man who doesn’t even exist anymore. The Bible refers to this in the parable of the sower.
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
(Mark 4:16-17)
Our brain functions off images, especially the sub-conscious or the “automatization” part of the brain. We do mostly what we do each day out of habit. This is where 95-99% of our behavior comes from and why it is so important to renew our mind.

You have, right now, an image of yourself in every area of your life. Most of the time that image has been created in us from a young age by other people’s words, our words, and our experiences. If that image is not the image of Christ, then it is a stronghold that needs to be torn down and replaced with the image of who we are in Christ.

Until this part of our brain is reprogrammed, very little of what is in our spirit will be released. It will take time and effort to mediate on the Word until we receive a Rhema from God. We must continue to mediate on that word until those old images have been replaced and our brains have been reprogramed.

This is what the Bible calls “revelation knowledge”. Once we are born again, we should live in revelation knowledge, no longer seeing with our physical eyes, but with the eyes of our spirit.
While we look not at things that are seen but things that are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal but the things that are not seen are eternal.
(2 Cor. 4:18)
When Jesus was on the earth, He lived His life by revelation knowledge. He said He only did what He saw His Father do. He did not see Him with His physical eyes, but with His spiritual eyes. That is how He lived by faith. That is how we are called to live and walk.

Seeing in the realm of the spirit is believing. Until you can see it with the eyes of your spirit you cannot release faith for it. Faith is the substance of things hoped for or the “image” of the Word we receive from God. If we will meditate the Word day and night, as the Word instructs, we will live in the realm of the eternal, the realm of revelation knowledge.

The image of Jesus Christ will rise up from within us as light and we will “see”. Faith will automatically rise up and when we speak that faith or image out of our mouth, our faith, the substance of that image, will be released in the form of our words. Those faith words, released from our spirit man, will bring that image on the inside of us of our redemption, our health, our prosperity, our completeness in Him to pass in this natural realm.

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