What is Faith?
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
“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.” (Hebrews 11:3)
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Faith is a spiritual gift that enables one to do what could not be done under normal strength or circumstances. The gift is given in conjunction with one’s life purpose or assignment.
God is the giver of all gifts.
Those who have the gift of faith are aware of it, but most are unaware. Those who are unaware of their faith gift will often be heard making statements like “I don’t know, I just did it.” “It was an instinct.” “I just felt like …”. These statements are borne out of ignorance in either knowledge of their gift or of the Giver. Those who desire the gift of faith can ask Father God for it.
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Our faith grows the more we step out to use it. But faith can be hampered by fear or doubt or unbelief. Faith can also be stagnant when dormant – not used.
I’m in need of an increase in faith. I hope you are too. I have therefore compiled the following verses to help us. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. (Romans 10:17). As you read the following scriptures, I pray that your faith increases. If you desire the gift of faith, ask God for it now.
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“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.” (Hebrews 11:6)
“Through faith Sara received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. (Hebrews 11:11)
“… 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.” (Hebrews 12:2)
“…, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. (Matthew 21:21)
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17)
“Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.”
“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” (James 1:3)
“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” (James 1:6)
“What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?” (James 2:14)
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” (James 2:17)
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
“…, According to your faith be it unto you.” (Matthew 9:29)
“… a man (or woman) is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”
“Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.” (Galatians 3:7)
“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.” (Hebrews 11:30)
“Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,” (Hebrews 11:33)
“… faith without works is dead?”
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:26)
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26)
“For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” (Romans 3:3)
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” (Romans 4:5)
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;”
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;” (2 Peter 1:5)
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I hope you felt your faith increasing as you read these scriptures.