Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen according to Hebrews 11:1. In order for it to work for you, faith needs to be released just like a man releases seeds in prepared ground to receive a harvest in due season. Faith is key to your personal victory. Furthermore, it pleases God.
Meditation is about deep consideration, pondering, imagining, and visualizing something. God has given this ability to every man and woman. This is the ability to see things in the invisible. That is seeing with the eye of your heart or spirit.
How can you see results in your life using the Word of God?
“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”(Hebrews 4:2).
For Word of God to work for you, mix it with faith. The Old Testament believers heard the Word of God ministered to them just as it is ministered to us. Even though they heard it, it did not profit them. It did not help them. Why? They did not mix it with faith.
In order for Joshua to succeed as a leader of God’s people in the Old Testament, he had to use the Word of God. He was given the Word. The Word of God can help you succeed today. Joshua was instructed as follows:
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”(Joshua 1:8).
Joshua was instructed to observe the Word of God to do according to all (not selected portion) that was written in it. How was that possible? He had to first read and know it. That was possible through meditating on it day and night. He had to see God doing all that He had promised. He had to see that even when his physical eyes were closed. That is meditating. That is visualizing the Word of God. Joshua was promised prosperity and good success as he meditated and then doing the Word of God. If you will read and then visualize or internalize the Word, success will be yours from today onwards in Jesus Name.
Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The Psalmist here shows how the Word of God benefits those who meditate in it. That is those who meditate in it day and night. Those who give themselves time with the Word. Those who see the Word and allow it to form what it talks about in their heart and soul. They become like a tree planted by the rivers of water. They never wither. They never dry up. They are ever green. If you will apply this, prosperity is yours in Jesus Name. Beware of evil counsel from the ungodly. Protect yourself from words that disturb your faith. Delight yourself in the Word of God.
Learn to see the Word of God in operation in your heart or spirit. See God at work in your secret place. I believe that God had to first see the universe even before creating them. He saw it before it manifested physically. If you can’t first see what you desire from God having your optical eyes closed, you cannot see it manifesting in the physical.
Allow me to give you three examples:
1) The building of the tower of Babel
Gen 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men buildt.
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
These people were going to succeed in what they had imagined to do if it was not against the will of God. God testified that nothing would restrain them from what they had imagined. So He had to stop them Himself. Whatever you can imagine or visualize and get it in your heart, it shall be yours. See what the Word of God talks about. Then when you pray it out, power to collect it physically will be released. You cannot be stopped by anybody.
2) Woman with the issue of blood
Mar 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
Mar 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
Mar 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Mar 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
Mar 5:29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Mar 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
This woman suffered for a long time. Having an issue of blood for twelve years is not a joke. Not twelve months, but twelve years. An issue of blood even for a week is very serious. She had gone every where she could for a solution but to no avail. She had spent all her money without help. But the Word of God brought a turnaround. When she heard about Jesus, she heard that Jesus was a Healer. She took that Word and meditated on it. We hear that she spoke to herself that if she could touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, she would be made whole. That is meditation. That is visualization. She saw herself healed before experiencing it physically. If you will see yourself possessing what God has promised in His Word, it shall be yours. If you will see it with your physical eyes closed, you shall have it as yours in the Name of Jesus. She then took steps of faith and did what she told herself she would do. And she was healed. Look at what Jesus said, “Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be whole of your plague. (Mark 5:34). It is her faith in Jesus that made her whole. Your faith in the Word of God can do anything for you.
3) David and Goliath
1Sa 17:45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
1Sa 17:46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
1Sa 17:47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.
The Israelites were harassed by the Philistines until David who believed God intervened. It is interesting to not what David told the Philistine. He told Goliath what was going to happen to him and his people before it actually happened. What do you think happened? David spent time with God. He knew the Word of God. He knew what God could do because of the covenant and the promises the Israelites had. Circumcision was a physical symbol or sign of the covenant God had entered into with them through Abraham. He saw in his heart God killing the Goliath. He saw his head being removed from him. That is meditating and visualization. I tell you. Whatever you can see in your heart first, you will see it happening in the physical. Just believe in God and His Word and you shall succeed in Jesus Name. Release your faith. Speak what you believe. You must do that after you have seen it in your heart.