NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Hebrews 11:1 AMP).
Someone once lamented how God gave him a specific word about his healing, prosperity and restoration, yet, he didn’t experience the physical manifestation after several years. His language actually shows that he was still in the arena of unbelief. Unbelief is a thief of God’s blessings; it short-circuits the power of God, thereby preventing you from receiving the best that God has for you: “…For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:6-8).
Someone says, “God told me I’m going to have that job, and I believe it with all my heart; I’m just waiting for the physical manifestation.” No; you’re wrong! Faith doesn’t wait to see the physical manifestation; faith is the manifestation. In the Old Testament, the Bible tells how the children of Israel couldn’t enter into God’s promise to them because of unbelief. They refused to be persuaded by the Word of God. In other words, they were people who were ruled primarily by their senses and needed physical manifestation—they wanted to see or feel God’s presence before they could believe.
Hebrews 3:17-19 lets us know that God wasn’t pleased with them because they were unbelieving: “But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?  And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” This lets us know that the idea of a physical manifestation for us to have our faith complete is wrong, because faith is the evidence of unseen realities.
Meaning that though you’re yet to see it with your physical eyes, you perceive them as real. Your faith is the evidence that they’re real.”
Faith is a possessor; it takes a hold of the Word that has come, and that settles it. Hebrews 11:6 says, without faith, it is impossible to please God. Therefore don’t wait for any physical manifestation before you believe what God says about you. Your faith is the manifestation, for faith perceives as fact that which has been declared by the word.
In line with the Word of God, I declare that all things are mine; therefore I refuse to struggle for anything, for I’m a possessor! My faith is producing results for me today. Therefore, I walk in the vital reality of the manifold blessings of God every day.
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer’s LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )