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Faith; The Substance to Reality

Updated on September 7, 2012

Most people believe in what can only be seen, touched, smelled, tasted or heard. Over the years, we have discovered germs and bugs that can’t even be seen with the naked eye. We learned that oxygen is all around us from plant life, yet we cannot see it. There are radio waves and sound waves that go unseen as well, yet, we know they are real. They all have substance, but what about faith and the spiritual realm?


If you are a person who believes in the world, the now, what can be seen, heard and felt as the only means of reality, I encourage you to reconsider your belief system. In the Bible it states “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. 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.” (Hebrews 11:1-3)

Looking over that scripture, we see that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Faith is a SUBSTANCE! Faith is as real as the computer right in front of you. Faith is believing in the unseen and seeing with your heart and not your eyes. Many people feel this is a gift to only certain people but it’s not, everyone who seeks after and loves God, those who accept Jesus as their savior ALL have the ability to see the spiritual realm with their hearts. If you were to understand this and have the faith in your heart, you can see God and feel his presence every day. You would not be looking with your eyes, for your eyes shall deceive you, but with your heart.

Now looking at “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” we learn that the unseen is not only stronger then the seen, but actually created it! In other words, everything around you was NOT made of things that do appear. Anything that we can see or touch was created by the spiritual realm. So, this world is only PART of the reality. The whole reality is the physical realm (earth) and the spiritual realm which is all around us, the unseen part. There are demons and angels all over the world, but because they are part of the spiritual realm, they cannot be seen with our eyes (Though some do make it possible for people to see them with their eyes). The spiritual realm can only be seen through our hearts which is why faith is so important. Faith is the substance of everything around you.

I have always said, “The spiritual lays way to the physical” which pretty much means that everything that cannot be seen with the eyes (but with the heart) made and has control of everything that can be seen with the eyes.

Faith, being a stronger substance than your senses and your physical body, therefore, has the ability to do the things it says in the Bible. Jesus was able to lift people from the dead BY FAITH, he was able to heal the sick BY FAITH. If you think that faith is something next to nothing you are missing out on what God taught us through Jesus Christ. Any sickness can be healed by faith… Why? BECAUSE FAITH IS A STRONGER SUBSTANCE THAN YOUR OWN PHYSICAL BODY!

I don’t completely understand how faith works and I honestly don’t think anyone is humanly able to get the concept but throughout history, is has been proven that faith is a powerful tool to have in this life. It’s not about the amount of faith one has either. Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. In order to grasp true love, God’s love, and so one, we have to see things through our hearts and not our eyes. If we only look at life through our eyes, we will never see or feel the glory of God while on this earth. We have to believe in our hearts that the unseen is greater than the seen. If we were to look unto the world through our hearts, we would be able to see what God wants us to see. We would be able to embrace the spiritual realm and have it concur our physical one. We would not ever be sick or weak; our physical body would be operating in faith and faith alone. It is a hard concept to grasp and learn but if you pray and ask God to help you, He will. Just gotta have a little faith!

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      ii3rittles 4 years ago

      Thanks OutWest! :)

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      OutWest 4 years ago

      Great hub. Faith is the bridge to God.

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      ii3rittles 5 years ago

      Thanks for your comments mts1099 & miss jkim!!

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      miss_jkim 5 years ago

      Walking by faith & not by sight (in the world around us) can be difficult, but the outcome is always better than we can imagine.

      Good hub, voted up and interesting

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      I agree...sometimes to move forward in the world is to step into the unknown by a leap of faith...cheers

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      ii3rittles 5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment whonunuwho! I am glad you enjoyed it! =)

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      What you have said in this work is so truthful and encouraging. You have spelled out what faith is all about.It is unseen except by our hearts, and this makes all the difference. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful work of truth about the meaning and abilities that faith has for those who would just seek it.