- 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 report.
- 3 Through faith we understand that the\
worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
- 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which
he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
- 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
- 6 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.
Romans 1:17 NLT – This Good News tells us
how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
Matthew 9:29 KJV -Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
The four kinds of Faith: 1. NO Faith
Matthew 13:58 KJV – And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
2. LITTLE Faith
Matthew 8:26 KJV – And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
3. GREAT Faith
Matthew 8:10 KJV – When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
4. CRAZY Faith
Corinthians 2:14 NLT – But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.
Faith is obeying God in spite of: FEELINGS, CIRCUMSTANCES or CONSEQUENCES.
We are SAVED by Faith
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV – 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We STAND by Faith
I Corinthians 16:13 KJV – Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
We WALK by Faith
II Corinthians 5:7 KJV – For we walk by faith, not by sight:
We overcome OBSTACLES by Faith:
Matthew 17:20 KJV – And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
We win VICTORIES by Faith
I John 5:4 KJV – For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
We PRAY by Faith
Matthew 21:22 KJV – And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
We LIVE by Faith
Romans 1:17 KJV – For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Signs of faith:
1. BELIEVING when you don’t see it.
2. OBEYING when you don’t understand it. 3. GIVING when you don’t have it
4. PERSISTING when you don’t feel like it. 5. THANKING God before you receive it.
6. TRUSTING God if you don’t get it.