Summary: A PREVIEW ON FAITH
Faith In Action
Faith = Conviction or persuasion with corresponding actions.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
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].
The word hupostasis , which we translate substance , signifies SUBSISTENCE, that which becomes a foundation for another thing to stand on.
Faith is the SUBSISTENCE(foundation for another thing to stand on). of things hoped for; - Not the ASSISTANCE
We do not see:
4) The redeemed Glory
5) The crowns of Victory
6) The harps of Praise
But we have faith in them, and this leads us to act as if we saw them
By faith Abel offered a Sacrifice
By faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous [that he was upright and in right standing with God], and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gifts. And though he died, yet [through the incident] he is still speaking.
By Faith Enoch was Translated
Enoch Lived 365 years and did not taste death but was taken away by God.
It is said, in Gen 5:24, that Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. Here the apostle explains what God’s taking him means, by saying that he was translated that he should not see death; from which we learn that he did not die, and that God took him to a state of blessedness without obliging him to pass through death.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Without confidence in God-in his fidelity, his truth, his wisdom, his promises
requires adoration and religious service from men; and that he blesses, and especially protects and saves, those who in simplicity and uprightness of heart seek and serve him. This requires faith, a faith by which we can please God; and now that we have an abundant revelation, a faith according to that revelation; a faith in God through Christ the great sin-offering,
By faith Noah, 1)being warned of God of things not seen as yet,2) moved with fear, prepared an 3)ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
CONVICTED TO A THING HE COULD NOT SEE, BUT PERSUADED TO MOVE (Action)WITH FEAR.
FAITH = CONVICTION OR PERSUASION WITH CORRESPONDING ACTIONS
By faith Abraham, 1) when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, 2) Obeyed; and he 3)Went out, 4) not knowing whither he went.