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What Faith is in God?

Updated on September 4, 2013

What is Faith?

The word, Faith: a firm persuasion – a conviction based upon hearing. Vine’s Dictionary.

Faith is; believing in things hoped for but not yet seen. In other words; faith is to call things that you cannot see or does not yet exist into the physical - into existence.

Faith believes without a drop of doubt and if your faith is unmoved, you will receive what you believe. Faith is to believe that God will save your soul even though you have not yet seen Him.

Luke 17:5-6: And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

Hebrews 11:1: Now Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Faith is an action most Christians struggle with. They pray for a job placement and only upon receiving it do they thank God. So they wait to see the fruit first.

Faith acts upon the fruit as though it has already been received. You pray for a job placement and you start thanking God for it as if you have already received it, and then it will happen.

This is one of the areas where we all can improve and grow spiritually. The word says something interesting about faith.

Hebrews 11:6: No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him. Romans 10:17: So then, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message comes through preaching Christ.

John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. (KJV)

We see here we have to have faith to please God or even to come to Him.

Let us look at what God asked Abraham to do in faith, when God asked him to trek from his family to the Promised Land.

God asked him - in modern - day terms - to jump from a 120 story building. He was to take his family blindly in faith and follow God. To do that, he had to believe that God would catch them before they fell to the ground. Remember that Abraham’s safety was in numbers and that they could only fight off the gangs in the wilderness with a lot of people and it was almost suicide for him to leave his father’s house.

Water was also a concern in the then unknown wilderness.

Faith is calling the impossible possible, in Jesus’ name.

This faith step of Abraham has impacted even us today; we are called the seed of Abraham.

Abrahams faith had become righteousness before God - and when you accept Yeshua as your saviour, you became the seed of Abraham through Faith.

So believe and recieve.

How does Faith work?

If we look at the Diagram above of the steam loco, we see that the coal is feeding the loco.

Coal together with fire and water makes steam and that provides driving power to the train.

A man must feed the coal into the steam loco (work).

The steam loco will pull the coal wagon and the rest of the train. It will only have momentum and keep it by repeating the above actions. The fuel - in the case of a believer - is faith and faith must feed the Word of God.

The word of God is like the steam loco.

By hearing we trust and believe in God’s Word (faith) and with the Water (Bible) and Fire (the Holy Spirit) we will receive the power (Holy Spirit or steam) to do God’s will.

Faith without works is dead. We do not earn salvation through works but we work because we love Yeshua and we believe that God is a rewarder for those who work in His vineyard. If you believe that God can heal a sick person and you are too afraid to lay hands on him for fear that he may not be healed, your faith is without power and is useless.

Our faith is not built on feelings but by trusting in God’s word.

Faith in God’s word will draw your feelings and not the other way round. If you are looking for an emotional experience, in itself, this is a denial of faith, and whatever is not faith, is sin.

You cannot please God without faith. James 1:6-8: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavered is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.

Have you ever seen a blacksmith work with iron?

He holds the iron in the fire to soften it and make it workable. That is exactly why God permits the testing of your faith by temptations and trials. He wants you to learn patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, love, joy, gladness and peace even when things are tough. (Galatians 5:22) )

If you and I are constantly out of the fire of affliction, we become stiff and useless.

God wants to reshape us according to His image, for through the fall of Adam we lost our divine shape, our divine image.

Faith will reshape us back into the mould that God desires for our lives and attitude.


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    • louisxfourie profile imageAUTHOR

      Louis Fourie 

      6 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. (KJV)

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