The Bible defines faith. Hebrews 11:1-3 (KJV) reads, [1] Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [2] For by it the elders obtained a good report. [3] 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.

The Bible describes the power of faith. I John 5:4 (KJV) says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

Faith is the evidence of already having the victory over sin and being justified (cleared and forgiven of all past sins), when we come to Christ fully surrendered unto Him. Then we learn more of Him. We learn of His ways. We learn of His love. We are baptized having victory. You see, as a person is baptized into Christ, it is the same as putting on Christ (Galatians 3:26, 27). It is all by faith that victory is won. Oh, what faith!

Faith is having no doubt. No doubt at all. Faith is knowing Elohim will do what the Word says He will do. Faith is not us saying “We will do it.” Faith is knowing that it is God that does it in and through us. Elohim puts His Spirit in us, and His Spirit causes us to obey Him. According unto our faith, what we ask according to His will is given to us. We must, however, believe and pray in the Spirit.

Yes. Faith is knowing. “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

The faith of Y’Shua is complete when exact obedience is rendered unto Elohim. It happens when self-will is daily, wholly, fully, and completely surrendered to the governing will of God.

We live by faith, believing and having victory over sin.

We live by faith. We pray in faith. We give God thanks in faith, knowing we already have the victory.

The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, informs believers today to be thankful before we see it in action. “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57, KJV).

In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul adds, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place” (2 Corinthians 2:14, KJV).

We must believe this. We already have the victory. Satan is already defeated. Christ is in us. We are no longer children of darkness, walking in darkness. We are no longer children of the night. Our sins were left in the grave. We are resurrected with Christ in us. We have victory over sin. We are resurrected in Christ a new creature. Old things are passed away. All things become new.

We in Christ are to have the faith of Y’Shua. It is sad in this day, however, that it is as it was in old times: that God’s people do not exercise the faith Christ gave. To all His created beings He gave a measure of faith. But He can only increase that faith as we are exercising it, putting into action the measure of faith He already put in us.

The centurion that beseeched Christ to heal his servant was considered a heathen. Yet, he refused to have Christ do any more than speak the word of healing while He was still a distance from the one needing the healing. This showed great faith in Christ. Christ said he had not seen so great a faith in all of Israel (professed believers in God).

Matthew 8:10-13 KJV
[10] When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. [11] And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. [12] But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [13] And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.

There are many that profess to know God. Their outward appearances may seem so. The words they speak, the sermons they preach, the doctrines they teach: all may seem so. But their living does not show faith. Whatsoever is not done in faith is sin. Truly, if the Spirit of God is in us, we will not sin. If His seed remains in us, we cannot sin (1 John 3:9).

Thank God for His gift of repentance! When we are converted, we will encourage the brethren. We will live by faith. For the just shall live by faith. We are saved by grace through faith. Many focus on the grace and overlook the faith.

“Cast not away therefore your confidence (your faith!), which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:35, 36 KJV).

Faith in God and His Word is the power of all true victory! Come on! Hallelujah!

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