The Lord of Hosts promises that we will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve Him and those who do not.
Every Bible promise is a prophecy, a vow of God. It will be fulfilled, independent of human belief.
It will be fulfilled in the lives of those who truly believe.
What do we need to do to see this difference in our lives?
Manifest our faith in a clear and verifiable way.
Supernatural faith is the channel of communication between the creation and the Creator. This type of faith involves action with respect to each promise of God.
Its Divine nature, in itself, demands manifestations, character, surrender and dedication.
This faith has to express itself in concrete ways.
After being approached by two blind men, Jesus asked:
“Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord. Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith let it be to you.” Matthew 9.28-29
Here we see that the manifestation of God’s Power is subject to the faith and agreement of each person involved.
Before healing them Jesus asked if they believed.
He had the power to heal them, and yet, they had to respond with faith, otherwise nothing would have happened.
The fulfillment of the promises is contingent on our inner certainty. Blessings are free, but God requires concrete faith.
Jesus forgives sinners, but they have to turn their backs on sin. In other words, forgiveness is available, but it will only occur when the person being forgiven sacrifices his sin. This is repentance.
That's how supernatural faith works.
The Lord said, “But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he draws back, I have no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10.38 (HCSB)
If there were no need for faith that is practiced, Christians would grow complacent and start losing the daily battle against hell.
Because of this, there is a need to present our cases, explain our reasoning, ask, seek, knock, pray, fast — in short, to develop our faith.
For Abraham to have a life that was different, he had to obey day after day, just like other heroes of faith in the past.
And yet, is it different today?
Those who want a life that’s different from everyone else must demonstrate a faith that is different. Otherwise...
Faith itself demands vows of faith.
"So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him." Malachi 3.18