But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
Abraham is the Father of Faith; the man called to be the patriarch of a new breed of people; The father of a race of believers who are without limitations or restrictions. Abraham's one act of faith changes the course of human kind.
The only criteria is BELIEF without any tangible concrete evidence.
It was impossible for Abraham to impregnate his barren wife at the age of 100, why did God wait until Abraham was impotent to give him a child? Why not while Abraham was in his prime?
God waited 100 years to perform his miracle.... TO PROVE A POINT TO YOU!
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
Gives life to the dead -
Faith calls those things which do not exist as though they did. Many people live in DEATH! When something dies in your heart it causes death around you; a dead marriage or a grieving heart over betrayal. Unforgiveness in your heart is the cause of a slow and painful death of your inner world...BUT GOD GIVES LIFE TO THE DEAD!
Contrary to hope, in hope believed
Faith gives you the ability to see beyond the circumstance. When the future is looking bleak and as dark as it can be, the light of your faith comes from within. Hope is alive in your heart and you can then give hope to the hopeless.
Our prisons are full to capacity. Prisoners were locked up long before they were physically locked up
Locked up in their past
Locked up in their hurt
Locked up in their unforgiveness
BUT GOD CAN HEAL THE DEEPEST WOUNDS OF THE HEART!
Not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body
How strong is your faith? Weak faith will get you through week to week but strong faith will do great exploits.
Strong faith takes you to the top echelons of life - takes you to Demi-God status.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
As in a mirror
Your physical eyes see who you are now but your eyes of faith sees who you are meant to be... the image of Christ. Jesus a is the firstborn of many brothers - half human, half God.
God's mirror does not reflect your reality but it reflects your destiny.
The caterpillar sees the butterfly
The human sees The Christ
... and like the caterpillar, we are evolving into something far greater and far better than we could ever imagine.... do you BELIEVE IT?
Faith stops the curse of degeneration! The degeneration of your life, your dreams and your hope.
Faith is regenerative and renewing.
Faith transforms ordinary men and women into demigods, superstars and champions of the Kingdom. (Hebrews 11:1)
Improve your situation
Help you through tough times
Heal past hurts
Cause you to stand firm
Allow you to walk in wisdom and clarity
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
Through faith you are right before God! Faith allows you to walk in boldness before Him.
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?
And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?
And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach unless they are sent?
As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith comes by HEARING and HEARING by the word of God! And how can you hear if you do not have a preacher?
The word of faith that comes from a sent preacher is not a sermon or a message; the word of faith is supernatural, divinely-inspired communication that ignites the faith of the hearer.
Positive messages and seminars can lead you to a change but only the word of faith can change your heart.
Without the word of faith, it is just a speech!
The bible does not give you faith, faith comes from the preaching! Scribes wrote down what was said by the sent preacher and so the bible came into existence.
The bible is just a book but the word of faith causes it to be the living word of God!
We are saved by the blood, not the book! God is not as religious as you think
Sent preachers breakdown legalist and religious belief systems.
Nothing is more valuable than YOUR FAITH!
Faith keeps you! When I live by faith, every cell in my body responds to it. Long life comes by living a life of faith!
Faith tells me that I will win EVERY TIME!