Faith is absolutely necessary in the life of the believer!
1. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (NIV)
- We do not have to doubt or worry. Where there is fear, doubt or worry, faith cannot stay. When you have faith those other things cannot stay. Choose to have faith in God.
2. Faith is a gift. Ephesians 2:8 "By grace (love undeserved) your have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God.
- Faith is something that God has given us, but it is up to us to receive that gift. We have to build our faith by reading God's word to find out what he says concerning our situations. If we do not know his word says concerning us, then we are unable to live and walk in faith.
3. Faith is apart of the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23
- As long as we walk in the Spirit, Faith is something that we have in God.
4. Faith is our defense. Ephesians 6:16- "Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith we shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."
- Faith takes what the word of God says to combat all the lies of the devil. Faith blocks every attack of the enemy from stealing the TRUTH and THE PROMISES of God from us.
5. Faith is please to God. Hebrews 11:6 "Without Faith it is impossible to please God. He who believes in God must first believe that he is and that he is a rewarded of them who diligently seek him."
- In order to receive anything from God you must believe in him. Faith says that no matter what it looks like, God is still able to deliver, heal, bring restoration, and bring change.
6. Faith causes God to Act
- Woman with the issue of blood
7. Faith can help someone else
- Friends of paralytic man who lowered him through the roof of a building where Jesus was
- The centurion master that believed that at the word of Jesus his servant would be healed.
Have Faith in God. Build your faith by reading the word of God to find out what God says concerning you. All that God is and can be in your life is made real through reading his word.