Summary: Faith must reach into the realm of HOPE!
TITLE DEED FAITH
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Today, I ponder FAITH deeper.
Let’s ponder faith and faith’s accomplishments.
Our thought is: Faith is your TITLE DEED.
Let us consider Hebrews 11:1 ...
Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPED for,
the EVIDENCE of things not seen.
-reality shown by outward manifestations,
-material in your possession.
-desire with expectations,
-legal submission as truth.
I want to consider faith as a TITLE DEED.
To consider this we must understand what Title Deed
Title Deed is a legal agreement coming to terms with
both parties, it constitutes legal ownership,
something that proves a claim, a justification that
substantiates a claim.
May I suggest this is what FAITH is to the believer?
Let’s add Romans 4:18,
Who against hope believed in hope ...
This idea of hope against hope means
to hope without any reason to hope.
Hope beyond any bases for expecting fulfillment.
We must learn to grow and develop our faith to the
level that goes beyond sight, emotions,
circumstances, and past scars.
Let’s look at the Amplified Version of
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the ASSURANCE
(the confirmation, THE TITLE DEED)
of things we hope for,
being the PROOF of things we DO NOT SEE ...
and the conviction of their REALITY...
Faith perceiving as real facts what
is not revealed to the senses.
As the title deed is evidence of real estate ...
So FAITH is our evidence for the soul, spirit man.
Years ago, after an earthquake in California,
a fire destroyed the court house and all the title
deeds were destroyed.
Many claimed property rights that did not legally
own the property.
Two men laid claim to one property, how shall this
One man brought rent receipts before the judge, and
the judge accepted this as proof of ownership.
Now, Faith is the substance ...
faith proves itself time and time again.
Title Deed Faith KNOWS!
I ask you what do you know?
Title Faith EXERCISES.
Romans 8:28 For we know that all things work
together for the good to them that love the Lord,
the called according to HIS PURPOSE.
I think the real focus of this verse should be ...
Faith does not state that all things are good, but
that things will work together for the good.
This thing we face may be bad,
but God will make it work until... good comes.
Faith does not suggest that all things work
But rather things will work and change will come.
Faith states all things ... (good or bad)
will work together WITH THE END RESULTS BEING
GOOD FOR THOSE THAT LOVE AND ARE CALLED.
Title deed faith must accept the Word of God will accomplish the WORK of God.
We may have honest questions, but we refuse to dwell on Question Alley.
Title Deed faith must reach to 4 areas:
1) Spiritual ...
Faith must accept God has a plan and is in control
of all things.
2) Emotional ...
We must let faith control our emotions.
Emotions will play games with you.
Faith controls anger, depression, tongue, feelings.
Faith that does not reach the emotional level is