Faith – The Law of the Catalyst
FAITH – THE LAW OF THE CATALYST
As revealed to Gene W. Benjamin II
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
While meditating this Scripture on Resurrection S-nday evening, April 12, 1998, I wanted to know what faith really is. I was thinking of faith in relation to when I turn on a light switch, expecting and knowing the light will come on the instant (NOW faith is, this I understood) I flip the light switch. Faith is not the light bulb, or the light itself (the EVIDENCE of things not seen, this I understood), or the power that produces the light that is flowing in the wires all the time. It’s not the light switch or the power plant down town. It’s not the wires either. Faith is not me, or me walking over to the light switch, or even the action of flipping the switch. The expecting is hope (of things HOPED for, this I understood), the knowing is belief. It’s the SUBSTANCE part that I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!! Oh Yahuah, WHAT is FAITH? Words started coming up out my spirit, words like action, will, and then my knower that I know, that I know that I know spirit settled on the word CATALYST. That’s it! I knew that I knew that was it! I grabbed my Webster’s Dictionary to see what a catalyst was:
catalyst 1: a SUBSTANCE [emphasis mine!] (as an enzyme) that initiates a chemical reaction and enables it to proceed under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible 2: an agent that induces catalysis; broadly : one that provokes significant change
Faith is a catalyst! It’s an initiator, a provoker, an inducing agent that allows us to act under different conditions than plain old natural carnal humans. It’s what motivates us to step into the realm of the divine, out of the natural and into the supernatural! Yahuah is the power that saves and the power that heals. Faith is the catalyst that causes us to choose with our own free will to believe Yahuah’s Word enough to take Him at His Word and therefore to act on His Word. Faith sparks us to choose to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. Faith induces us to choose to receive financial blessing from Yahuah through humans. Faith initiates our willpower to choose to trust Yahuah for salvation in the first place. Faith kindles that fire in our bones to preach Yahuah’s Word expecting results like what Yeshua produced!
Faith works with my will, never overriding it, to cause me to act in line, in union, in harmony with Yahuah, His Word, and His will for my life. I have tried for years to figure out with my mind what faith is. Hebrews 4:12 states, “For the Word of Yahuah is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Understanding of Yahuah’s Word comes only by revelation through his Holy Spirit. You can read and study and teach the Word of Yahuah out of your soul and never have a spirit understanding of what it is saying or what it really means in the Kingdom of Yahuah. Thank you Yeshua for your precious Word of life, my living thirst-quenching water.
Faith is what stimulates that boldness of spirit in healing evangelists to do whatever Yahuah tells them to do to an infirm individual to see them made whole; like when Yeshua spat in the dirt to make muddy eye patches for the blind man. Faith is what releases the Holy Spirit in us to boldly rebuke Satan off of and out of people. Faith incites us to choose to speak the Words Yahuah gives us for people.
Faith is what energizes us to choose to connect our spirit with the Holy Spirit of Yahuah to see His power flow through us to others. Like electricity, the power of Yahuah is always flowing and is always available. But you will never see the light until faith stimulates you to choose to flip the light switch ON! You could pray and ask Yahuah to turn on the light, but He won’t do it. He’s given that authority to you as a human. You could try commanding the light to come on, but it won’t work. You could call the electric power company and beg and plead with them to send you more power so your light will come on. They won’t and it won’t. You already have more than enough power flowing to power up the light bulb! You could ask someone else to turn on the light for you. That might work if they believe in light switches and that there really is power flowing through the wires. Or you could just stir yourself up in your most holy faith (Jude 20) and reach out and touch Yahuah Almighty and let His power flow through you to light up your life!
Now you know what Paul meant when he said in Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Yahuah.” You make faith more powerful, stimulating if you will, and stronger by hearing Yahuah’s Word spoken and preached. You want a more potent instigator faith! You want a provoking faith, a stirring up faith. The apostles desired growth in their faith when they asked Yeshua in Luke 17:5b to, “Increase our faith.” The word they used for increase is Strong’s number 4369, which means to place additionally, lay beside, annex, repeat. They thought they could add on more faith to the faith they already had; like faith + faith = double faith. They apparently did not understand the principle that Paul taught later in Romans 12:3, that every man had been dealt the measure of faith. Again, the problem with their faith was not volume or quantity but quality, as Yeshua instructed them in Luke 17:6 with the correct teaching that faith is like a grain of mustard seed. The size of the seed is not the issue, it’s the fact that it’s a pure seed, a pure CATALYST, that will stimulate the birth of a mustard plant. Yeshua states that a pure faith, unmixed with doubt or unbelief, might incite you to, “…say unto this sycamine tree, ‘Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea,’ and it should obey you.” It will obey the command spoken with a pure doubtless faith. Man has been given a finite amount of perfectly pure faith as determined by Yahuah, but it is enough to do all that He commands us in His Word to do on this earth. Yeshua, of course, has an infinite amount of faith, because He is Yahuah and has the Spirit of Yahuah without measure as stated in John 3:34. He also has absolutely pure faith. When Yeshua speaks His faith, even nonexistent things listen and become existent things, lumps of clay become sentient beings. Faith is substance that causes significant changes to occur.
Divine faith will stimulate you to make wise choices that will lead to divine actions that fulfill Yahuah’s perfect will in your life. Now you can understand how fear is the opposite of faith. Fear is a negative catalyst. Fear will cause you to make unwise choices that will lead to devilish actions whereby you will never fulfill Yahuah’s will for your life.