Sunday, July 28, 2019

Faith Is…

Hebrews 11:1
Volumes have been written about the power of faith in the life of a believer. It’s possible to possess faith and yet never exercise it to develop it in our lives.  Let’s take a hard look at what faith really is. 
Faith is the eyeof the soul.  Our faith is the mediumby which we are enabled to see the invisibleorder.
Spiritual faith is confidencegrounded in the reality of God’s revelationthrough creation, history and the testimonyof men.
Faith’s character is, in a word, certitude— a dynamic certaintyabout what God has promised.
Faith is a solid convictionresting on God’s words that makes the futurepresent and the invisibleseen.
Our faith is often stronger concerning things of ENDtimes than PRESENTtimes.
1. We hope for Christ’s returnTitus 2:13
2. We hope for the resurrection1 Peter 1:3
3. We hope for glorification1 John 3:2, 3
4. We hope to reignwith him, 2 Timothy 2:12, Revelation 22:5
That is HOPE, not FAITH!  Faith changes the PRESENT!
Spiritual faith has been replaced with humanperceptionas the highest level of reality.  
Faith is not a mentalact or an emotion; it is a function of the HolySpiritacting upon the spiritof man to interact with the Spirit of God.
Faith is not when you decideanything; it is when your spirit is taken captiveby the Spirit of God and given hopethrough salvation.
Christian faith operates in the realm of meaning, not in the realm of fact.
Honest doubt exercisesand increasespersonal faith.
People who have really met the Holyare always humble.

People who’ve had any genuine spiritual experience always knowthey don’t know.  They are utterly humbled before mystery.

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