FAITH (Hebrews 11)
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.(NKJV)
According to Hebrews 11, FAITH can be defined as:
1. The substance of things hoped for……
ð Any man who has no Faith, has no faith
2. The evidence of things not seen.
ð Faith manifests when a man has lost all Hopes.
3. Our faith is not built in things seen, but things that are beyond human thinking.
4. It takes faith to give a quality offering to God.
5. Faith is very challenging; it encompasses all that we do in life. Everything you do in life depends on the level of your faith.
6. It’s impossible to please God without faith.
Faith is CONFIDENCE in GOD. (Mathew 6:24-34)
Often times, our worries, problems, complaints, High Blood Pressures are all because of our lack in Faith.
According to Mathew 8: 3 – 13; Faith is absolute confidence in the ability of God to intervene in any matter that concerns you.
Faith is NOTHING without the demonstration of Love and works.
ð The moment you allow the Word of God to grow inside of you, He will prepare you to have faith. i.e. your faith grows.
ð Faith means understanding the promises of God for your life. – But there is no promise without Conditions to be fulfilled.
Isaiah 1:19 – If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land. (NKJV)
The question is: WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUT FAITH?
ð Luke 18:1 :- We constantly Pray, but never have faith in what we are asking God.
ð Mark 4:38 :- Even when Jesus was present, His disciples never believed in His presence. Most times, we do not believe, even when we have seen the Miracles of God in our lives.
ð Hebrew 4:2 :- No matter how long we are exposed to hearing the word of God, if we never put it into practice, and quicken our faith, it would be like a seed planted on rocks.
ð Hebrews 11:1 :- Most people have the “I want it now mentality” thus if they don’t see whatever they are asking of from God, they wont believe.
ð Romans 4:20-25 :- Abraham believe in God, and it was accounted to him. We should emulate him, as out father, because if he could live all through his life still having Hope and believing in God, we as Christians, having Jesus as our mediator cans still practice this faith.
Remember that Jesus said that “if our faith is as little as the mustard seed, be can do even greater things than He did”. Just believe and have faith that whatever you as of God through His Son Jesus would be given unto you, by the Power of the Holy Ghost. Amen.