If a person cannot see an object because he is blind, does that mean that the object doesn’t exist? If a person cannot hear an oncoming train, does that mean that the train doesn’t exist. You would say “of course not!”. Our five senses help us to receive information about what is in this natural world. And when we can’t see, hear or feel a thing, we still know that thing exists. Just as we have our five senses to receive things in this natural (carnal) world, we have faith to receive things in the spirit realm. The promises of God, and there are many, all exist in the spirit realm because God is a Spirit. His Words are Spirit. We cannot use carnal methods (our senses) to receive spiritual things (God’s promises). We must receive by faith. But so many times, when people don’t immediately see (with their senses) the things they pray for, they don’t believe their prayer was answered. The Word says that when we pray, if we believe (have faith), we have what we ask for. You don’t need faith for things you can see, but for things that are unseen. When something we pray for isn’t manifested in a way that our carnal senses can perceive them, that has absolutely no bearing on whether we have them. Be assured that your faith is all the evidence you need of the reality of the object of your prayers!
The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63 (NLT)
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. Mark 11:24 (NLT)
Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith. Mark 11:24 (Contemporary English Version)
The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit. There’s no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit—God’s Spirit and our spirits in open communion. 1 Corinthians 2:14 (MSG)
1 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)