- Believing a promise.
- Taking God at his word.
- The bible is true, la palabra de Dios es verdad.
- Stepping out upon that.
– Some would say their prayers being answered, with direct or temporal gifts, is confirmation… but this view is narrow and limited, slimming faith to nearly nothing and limiting the all consuming fire of God, limiting the eternal blessing of Christ.
o SIDENOTE: in scripture, practically no effort to define faith. Except Heb. 11.1.
Hebrews 11.1- Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
§ Even this is faith defined functionally, not philosophically.
- Faith is an operation… assumes presence, shows results. See Heb. 11.
- Faith is a Gift of God. Ephesians 2.8-9
- Faith comes from hearing, and hearing the word of God. Rom. 10.17
“I had rather exercise faith then know a definition thereof.” Thomas a Kempis
- Here we should stop defining Faith, and experience in ACTION.
O Lord, I have heard a good word to look away to thee and be satisfied. My heart longs to respond, but sin has clouded my vision till I see the but dimly. Be pleased to cleanse me in thine own precious blood, and make me inwardly pure, so that I may with unveiled eyes gaze upon thee all the days of my pilgrimage, then shall I be prepared to behold thee in splendor in the day when thou shall appear to be glorified in thy saints and admired in all them that believe. Amen.