Faith is the assurance in our heart that what God promises will surely come to pass. It is the evidence or proofs of things not seen in our world. According to II Corinthians 4: 18:"We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Simply speaking, faith is respecting what God says, and expecting it to happen. It is being responsive to the divine revelation of God.

Faith is an action word. I must do something in obedience to what God reveals. In salvation we must believe in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead. Therefore, we will confess Him with our mouth as Lord. (Romans 10:9-10)

Where do we get faith?  "So then faith comes through hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans 10:17). The Holy Spirit makes the words of God alive. Jesus said in John 6:63: "....the words that I speak unto you are spirit and they are life."

Through the Word of God we get a knowledge of God and we are inspired to do the will of God. It becomes a living Word from a living God. Therefore, Satan focus on disconnecting us from the Bible in order that we become disconnected from God. Therefore, the Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible!

It is our faith that releases the power of God. In John 4 :46-54, a weathy religious ruler came begging to Jesus in Cana that He would come to Capernaum and heal his son, who was dying. Jesus spoke the Word, "Go your way; your son lives." So the man believed the word that Jesus spoketo him, and he went his way. The next day this ruler got home and learned that his son was healed the precise moment that Jesus told him to go his way that his lives.

The biggest question is: When was the son healed? Every time that I ask that question I find that the majority of people will answer the moment that Jesus spoke the Word. I don't believe that! I believe that he was healed when".....he went his way." His faith manifested itself in action: He went his way.His faith released the power of God.

It is also true that the object of our faith must be faithful and true.  Someone that we can trust!

 In the Old Testament God gives an illustration regarding putting our faith in the Cross and what was accomplished at Calvary that is found in Number 21:1-9. The Israelites were murmuring and complaining in addition to challenging His authority. Therefore, He sent snakes into their midst, who were biting them and they asked Moses to pray to God for which He did and the Lord told Moses to make a bronze serpent and place it on a pole and everyone who looked at that bronze serpent in faith would be healed of their snake bite. That sounds illogical and unrealistic. The miracle took place because they believed what God told them to do. Faith respect what God says and expects Him to do what He says. Faith focus on the object of your faith. In their case they focus on the bronze serpent that represent judgment (John 3:14). Likewise, we must focus on Jesus Christ as th object of our faith.

Finally, it is important to realize that without faith it is impossible to please Him. In Hebrews 11:6: ".....we must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diigently seek Him.

We miss out when we seek Him for the rewards. If we diligently seek Him then we will receive His blessings.

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