• Apostle John Morton

The Evidence of Faith



I pray that this letter finds you in a state of desire to test all things by the Spirit, because the presence of flesh will in fact initiate anger over what I’m about to reveal to you. We can search from one end of the scriptures to the other and find a multitude of things relating to faith, but the knowledge of faith will do nothing for your relationship with God; accept you have a revelation of the purpose of faith. If asked what is faith, many of you would simply quote Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. That’s absolutely right, but what should that mean in the purpose of God?

If you open your mind and heart to the guidance of the spirit of truth, I guarantee that you will gain a whole new perception of what faith truly is, and how it is purposed in the lord. In the very first sentence you read that what I was going to reveal may initiate anger. Let me tell you why I say that. Too often what we see as our feelings or emotions, are spiritual manifestations. 2 spirits that are most prevalent among men is the spirt of fear and anger. And one is the bi-product of another. The two greatest fears that men manifest is the fear of being wrong, and the fear of not being in control. And when one or both of these are present, anger is likely to follow. These spirits are designed to activate the flesh, and faith does not come from, or abide in the flesh.

This is why we’ve had many a conflict based on religion. Men have faith in their religious belief, and are willing to go to the flesh to defend it. This isn’t the faith that the spirit of God is glorified with because it has nothing to do with Him. This kind of faith is based on the trust you have in what you believe, and how it can fulfill your every expectation. I’m sure that some of you are already feeling some element of Unacceptance, but hold on for just a few and you’ll understand.

The problem is flesh. Even in the foundation of time, God made it clear how walking in the flesh would hinder our walk with Him. Eventually His mercy did see how unable we were to uphold His precepts. That’s why the birth of Christ revealed His mercy. The life of Christ revealed that the flesh can walk the earth in the fullness of His will. The death of Christ paid the debt of sin. And resurrection of Christ commanded the impartation of the Holy Spirit by which we are able to walk in the fullness of His will. If you can set flesh aside and not become angry with the things I will reveal to you, you’ll be able to receive a fresh revelation from Him, and move into a new season. Many have been serving God like one who knows how a helicopter operates because they read a book, but still have no understanding. The foundation of all things God, begins with a foundation of UNDAUNTED FAITH! Now is the time for the understanding of that foundation. Let me begin by showing you the first word of judgement that God placed over man as a whole (After the garden).

Genesis 6:1-3

1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Let me ask you, knowing that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; when the Lord looks at your daily walk, does he see your state of flesh, or your hunger for things of the spirit. That’s not a hard question to answer if we are real with our own spirit. I know for a fact that I fall short of my vow too often, but I walk in acknowledgement of the facts. Just like man ran ramped in the lust of every woman that he could get, so do we today with the lust of the things of this life. Even daring to have faith that God will give me every lustful desire. I’m not here to judge your desire for things, but to give a revelation of what faith means.

Hebrews 11:1-6

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 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.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 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.

Under normal circumstances I would start at verse 1, but considering that we are dealing with something so easily misunderstood, I would like to start by dealing with why the clear understanding of faith is so important.

6 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.

He that cometh to God must believe that HE IS. Is what?... GOD! We SAY that we believe that he is God, but we demand that he serve us as if we were Gods. We SAY that we have faith in Him when our faith is really in the hope of things we desire. A god is ANYTHING and ANYBODY that has power to dictate to our choices. With that in mind, we exalt many things as gods in our lives. Money, relationships, material items, fleshly lust, and yes, even men of God.

Verse 3 says

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.

If your faith fails to empower the sovereign authority of the God of all creation, then it is in something else. Lusting for the things that are, believing they have come to be by things which have appeared. We literally look to the throne of God with this belief that He gave His Son to show His love for us, so now He owes us all the desires of our carnal existence; having faith that He must keep His promises. That brings us back to verse 6

6 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.

Diligently seek HIM. Not the earthly rewards that you believe are inevitable because of your knowing of Him. And I do mean knowing of Him, because many of us never come to truly know Him because we deal with Him on our own terms. True faith converts intent over to His terms. Now, for those of you who are still with me, let me explain verse one

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The word substance is defined as a real physical matter of which a person or thing consists and which has a tangible, solid presence. So if faith is the substance of things hoped for, the first thing we must answer is just what is it that you hope for. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. WHEN we believe that He is God, all of our trust, hopes, and beliefs are in Him. What we now hope for above all things is to see the will of God fulfilled in the world around us, beginning with ourselves. You are now the substance of that faith in God because all that you desire to see in the world around you is manifest in you. You are now the substance of faith. Not in your hopes, desires, and lust to obtain the things of this world, but to know, accept, and walk in the will of the Father. Having no fear of the sacrifice that comes with obedience.

The evidence of things not seen. The world looks around and gives acknowledgement to the presence of every evil work because from a carnal viewpoint they cannot see the manifestation of the things of God; but you are the evidence of things not seen. Accept that our faith be fully in Him, we cannot please God.

So much of what God desires for us remains hidden. Because after we were introduced to Him, we allowed that relationship to be watered down by whatever distraction were in your Christian and social lives. But we are without excuse. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will. But accept He be the sovereign God of your life, your faith is in fact faithless.

We have been warned of the dangers of flesh intermingled with the things of God. And every idle word shall one day be judged.

Romans 1:18-25

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

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