Principle Two: The spirit realm is the realm of eternity as opposed to the realm of time.
There is no space, time or distance in the spirit realm. Immediately you kneel down to pray, you are in the presence of God and your spirit is present with Him. 1 Corinthians 5:3 says we are present with the Lord in the spirit. What a lovely thought! Immediately your voice is heard in heaven, immediately also your request is granted.
But there will be a time lag between the time you receive the answer in the spirit realm and the time your answer becomes a physical reality. This is something quite obvious throughout the Scriptures. In that interval, your faith needs to stand strong for the evidence of what you have already received in the spirit realm.
Assume you prayed at time T1. Jesus said at that time T1 you have entered the spirit realm and God’s presence, and you received your answer in the spirit realm – all at time T1. So it will be very logical to believe you have received at that time T1 since faith does not deal with what you can see physically but with those things you can see spiritually. That’s why Jesus said BELIEVE instead of see. Then He says “you will have them”. That word introduces a time lag.
PRAYER: LORD, I thank You because whatever I ask in faith, I receive of You. Help me to keep my faith steady until my answer manifests physically in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 20:1-22:24, Matthew 7:15-29, Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 2:16-22