Faith is often used as a word to describe the action of believing something will happen. When reading literature, listening to lectures, or even using the word "faith" or "belief" in our daily lives, the word has the context of "it hasn't happened yet, but believe it will." This word is derived from the Greek, "pistis".
The word Faith is contextually strongly related with manifesting, law of attraction, miracles, prayer, and other closely related sources. In other words, all of these philosophies grab the word Faith from that source, and other similar sources.
In Scripture, the main origin of this word, God is said to be all powerful, it says He created the Earth in 7 days, can heal the sick, raise the dead, give prophecy, and on and on. It says his WORD is creative. It says we are to have faith in God. It assumes that if we believe that God will execute our commands, God will do it.
So from that, we are taught through these philosophies that we need to believe that what we pray for, what we imagine, etc., will happen. However, what if I told you that it was the origin text that was mistranslated?
God doesn't need faith, for people are supposed to have faith in his infinite power. If God needed faith, then he wouldn't have the infinite power he claims to have. and people couldn't depend on manifestations to happen all the time. My experience shows that you do get manifestations every single time, like clockwork, if we imagine properly. So God doesn't need faith. But this is a little statement that was slightly altered in the bible to make it fit it's agenda...
In Mark 11:22-23, it says,
"And Jesus answering, saith to them:"...
"Have faith in God."
But the real translation says...
"Have the faith of God."
As if God has faith. As if he needs faith. There are HUGE differences here. God doesn't need faith.
The point is, the word Faith is not what we were taught. It has a completely different meaning. All the philosophies, Law of Attraction, Christianity, other similar Manifesting ones, are using the word FAITH incorrectly.
Mark 11:22-24 goes on to say to finish the context of what the "faith of God" is...
"Amen, I say to you, that whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed and be cast into the sea, and shall not stagger in his heart, but believe, that whatsoever he saith shall be done; it shall be done unto him.
Therefore I say unto you, all things, whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that you shall receive; and they shall come unto you."
We are taught to imagine we already have something as if it is real now. THAT IS WHAT FAITH IS. Manifesting is not imagining something as if it hasn't happened. Manifesting is not imagining something as if it WILL happen. Manifesting is imagining something as if it's happening now, with all the tones of reality.
In Plato's Analogy of the Divided Line, which came out before the bible, using a similar form of belief, Pistis means, "confidence" or "conviction," or "experiential". Other forms of the word have to do with being oriented to what you are seeing, or disoriented to what you are seeing. The final verdict is... Faith means, "imagining something as if it is real is activating the operant "last-word" of God to command whatever is imagined to come into reality."
Faith means, "picture the end result", for that is the command of God. Have the faith of God. Have the power of God. Use the power of God.
This fits into the concept of what I've been teaching. That God IS Awareness. That God is Consciousness. That God is pure knowing. That God takes on the form of everything, and everyone in this world. That all we have to do is imagine something for God to rearrange this reality, take on the form of what you want, command things to move there, and then sit back and watch it happen.
You do not have to imagine something, then believe it is going to happen. Imagine you have something, with all the tones of reality. Then sit back, and let it come.