Is faith blind?
Is faith blind or does it see into the invisible realm of God and does it reveal or know something that seems unrealistic to some people, but in truth is real?
“Blind faith” is a belief that is normally baseless or there is no actual evidence to support the belief. It is more of an assumption that one has come to accept as a truth; it is more often a personal philosophy that often contradicts scripture and is followed almost robotically or by rote.
In the “Secular world” the word faith is a belief that is often separated from God or something made without God having to be involved. It is a belief that is often made through experiences or through a series of repetitions, where a confidence is formed; much like learning how a chair may support you, even though it appears as if it may not. Some may even have faith in science, because it is repeatable in its outcome.
To the secular world biblical faith often appears to contradict physical reality and scientific reasoning, since most of the secular world doesn’t recognize the possibility of God as being the “first cause” of all things. Therefore, “blind faith & biblical faith” are virtually the same thing to the unbelieving world; baseless and/or fictitious to them.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)”
“Biblical faith” is different from secular faith, because God is the inspiration or the basis of what is to be believed as truth. Without this inspiration or revelational experience from the Spirit of God, the belief itself doesn’t appear to be a reality in the person heart or spirit.
Biblical faith is the substance or the reality that comes from God and it is always based on or finds its inspiration in scripture, which is also inspired by God.
Since God’s supernatural ability supersedes or can override the laws and principles that govern this world, biblical faith can fail the secular world’s scientific tests.
Without the Spirit’s revelation, the bible becomes nothing more than mere words written on paper; but through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, the bible becomes the very word from God and a reality of truth, which allows us to believe in the impossible and the invisible things of God. The bible gives us the understanding of what we can believe about God. (What he will do or what he will not do.)
“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. (Romans 8:24-25)”
Biblical faith gives us the right to hope (or it supports a hope for the impossible until it can be seen); where it may seem to be impossible to the world’s way of thinking, but not impossible to the supernatural ways of God, such as faith for supernatural healing or miracles and it also gives us patience to wait on God until it is manifested.
” eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, (Ephesians 1:18)”
Biblical faith is also an enlightenment that allows us to know and believe in the things of God. Without it we can not achieve the things of God; eternal life will escape us, because it is impossible to believe in God and Jesus without this enlightenment; there is no eternal life without faith in the one true God and Jesus Christ.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)”
Faith is not just an assumption that says there might be a God or I think God does this or that; but rather it’s a supernatural trusting in the existence of the One, who is the real true God and his abilities. It’s not just any belief system or blind faith that pleases God, or able to give us access to the things of God.
If you try to approach God through blind faith or through the secular understanding of faith, then you will fail and fall short of your desired goals through God.
True God-given faith must be maintained through a true relationship; a relationship that is continually fueled by prayer & trust in God’s word as truth, as well there needs to be a relationship with God through the Holy Spirit and with Jesus as the Son of God.
Through the name of Jesus ( or Yeshua in Hebrew) and faith in Jesus as the Son of God, the reality of the promises of God become active and alive to us. (A belief in some other name will fail, because Jesus is the only door that allows us access to God.)
A faith that is not maintained or kept fresh, will be much like a helium filled balloon; after a while the balloon will no longer be able to float. Just as the balloon is no longer capable of floating, faith can come to a point where it can no longer operate in the supernatural things of God, if it’s not refreshed on a continuous basis.
“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. (Matthew 8:26)”
Peter’s little faith (short in length or short burst of faith), was enough to allow him to walk on the water, but he was not able to maintain his faith to the degree that would keep him from sinking into the water.
For many, this is where their faith is; somewhere between no faith and little faith! Faith enough to at least get in the boat, but not enough to ask to walk on the water or they ask, but can’t keep their eyes on the Lord long enough to finish the journey.
Many want to ask for miracles or healings, but don’t or they ask, but can’t receive because they’re not sure if God will do it for one reason or another.
Scripture says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)”.
Don’t allow yourself to be deceived by your own heart; faith is not just an assumption or a philosophy built upon one’s own feelings about God or personal experiences , nor is it something that is developed apart from God.
Faith is supernaturally birthed into our hearts, it is supernaturally maintained through a relationship with God. God designed our faith, so that we could have confidence enough in him, so that we could believe and receive him for who he is. (Whatever that may be: God, Savior, healer, comforter…….) So that we could also be who he wants us to be. (Whatever that may be!)