What Is Faith?
May 1, 2011
Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The whole chapter of Hebrew 11 tells us what faith is about!
Verse 6 says: But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Faith is of the heart, Faith is the belief of your heart. Your belief from the heart says, do not lay your hand on a hot stove as it will cause lots of pain.
A young child has to be taught this as it is not yet in their heart. Either you teach the child or it learns by getting burned.
If we can get such a faith as this planted in our heart to move a mountain, then it can be moved!!! This is the kind of faith that pleases God.
God wants us to:
- believe things we can not see with our fleshly eyes.
- hear things we can not hear with our fleshly ears.
- smell things we can not smell with our fleshly nose.
- taste things we can not taste with our fleshly mouth.
- touch things we can not touch with our fleshly hands.
It is a believers duty to teach young Christians such FAITH.
Many times, a young believer can be saved from getting burned from the many negatives that are thrown at him/her, if they are taught the love and power of grace through faith!!!
Have you ever noticed or paid attention how sometimes you do something without your mind telling you? Your mind has trained your heart to react to certain things. Your reaction to danger often is so fast that your mind never had the chance to think about it first.
God desires us to train our hearts to react on HIM. His LOVE and POWER so that we can do what we are called to do!!!!!!!!!
Mark 11:22-24 says: And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
This is only a very short explanation of faith.
Hebrews 12:2: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Ephesians 4:13: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Ephesians 6:23: Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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