MKMMA 2016 Week 11 – Faith
Faith is Substance, Evidence and Insight
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 KJV) (other versions)
Notice that Paul here is not talking about any old faith. He is talking about NOW faith. That is the faith that believes something now, not in the future. That kind of faith is actual substance and evidence. This hit me like a bat to the head when I coupled it with the verse quoted in our lesson for the week.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24, KJV) (other versions)
Someone told me once that whenever you find a "therefore", we should back up and see what it is there for, so I did:
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (Mark 11:23, KJV) (other versions)
Imagine this scene. You are standing between a mountain and the sea (or a hill and a lake). You say to the hill "Go jump in the lake" and it does. Would your response be Wow! Did you see that?!" or would it be, "happens all the time." I think that most people would be amazed, because in their heart (key word here), they did not expect anything to happen. Now, stay with me here. What if it didn't immediately go into the lake? What would your response be? "Hmph. I knew it!" or "Oh, it will move. It has to, because Jesus said and I said."
I meditated on this for a while.
I considered that when I walk into a dark room and flip the light switch, I would only be surprised if the light DIDN'T illuminate. Because I believe in my heart that the light switch is SUPPOSED to work. I might investigate the power supply (the source and the switch) and see if the light bulb (the mechanism) were burned out, but I would expect the light to work if the power supply and the mechanism were both intact. I do not doubt, but I believe in my heart that is how things work.
Faith and My DMP
You see where I'm going here. Jesus said if I believe and do not doubt in my heart that what I say will come to pass, I'll have whatever I say. Therefore, he says, when I pray I am to believe that I receive (now - when I pray) and I will (some time in the future) have them. I believe now and I receive then. That begs the question of how long is it between now and then? The answer is I don't know and it shouldn't (another key word) matter. I believe now and it will happen sometime.
Now I consider the daily exercises, specifically for now, the reading of my DMP, reading of the movie trailer, and reading of my Press Release all with unbridled enthusiasm and feeling the feelings of having manifested. I note that the movie trailer and DMP are present tense, so I am exercising NOW faith as I imagine having achieved my Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs). I am to see and feel everything as if it is now my present possession (I believe that I receive), and I know that I shall (inevitably) have them.
Haanel tells us over and over that we needn't concern ourselves with HOW things will happen (just like we have no idea how the mountain will uproot itself).
Intro To Part 6
To be in tune with eternal truth we must possess poise and harmony within. In order to receive intelligence the receiver must be in tune with the transmitter. Thought is a product of Mind and Mind is creative, but this does not mean that the Universal will change its modus operandi to suit us or our ideas, but it does mean that we can come into harmonious relationship with the Universal, and when we have accomplished this we may ask anything to which we are entitled, and the way will be made plain.
Make the Mental Image; make it clear, distinct, perfect; hold it firmly; the ways and means will develop; supply will follow the demand; you will be led to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way.
The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the conditions, environment, and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual, characteristic, predominant mental attitude. Not what you think once in a while when you are in church, or have just read a good book, BUT your predominant mental attitude is what counts.
The great error of the present day is the idea that Man has to originate the intelligence whereby the Infinite can proceed to bring about a specific purpose or result. Nothing of this kind is necessary; the Universal Mind can be depended upon to find the ways and means for bringing about any necessary manifestation. We must, however, create the ideal, and this ideal should be perfect.
So, then, faith means that I trust the Universe to guide me at the right time. I need not be anxious, but I must be clear about what I truly desire and hold that thought firmly in mind. I must see it, feel it, believe it NOW and it shall come to pass in the right time and in the right way.
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