Summary: Belief in the existence of God is absolutely foundational not only to an understanding of the Bible but also to life itself. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that he who comes to God must believe that He is, that He exists and that He is a rewarded of them that di
You Gone Have To Work Your Faith
Text: Hebrews 11:1 says Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:6 says 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.
All of us have one thing in common. That one thing we all have in common is the pursuit of our dreams and our goals. All of us should be after purpose. This is called destiny. We have it in our view and we understand clearly what it takes to get to it. It takes an incredible amount of faith to believe that it is possible, yet we pursue it because we believe it exists.
At the same time we have needs they we have not met. Many today stand in the need of healing, understanding, support, and supernatural intervention.
What prevents a lot of these things from happening as it relates to destiny are the needs that we have to have met along the way. Often we are not where we should be not because we are trifling, but because we have some needs that need to be met along the way.
It takes a big amount of faith to get to a point where we simply trust God. We have to have faith to believe that it is not only possible, but also that God can provide for us the things that we need along the way.
Anyone can tell you that the moment you begin to try and pursue things, the enemy will do everything in his power to try and discourage you and try to make you disillusioned by the problem. When people don’t believe in what you believe, you have to reach way down inside you and say “I yet believe, because of my faith”.
Faith is so simple, but we seem to complicate faith.
The Greek word for faith is 4102. pistis (πίστις) pis’-tis which simply means belief.
We throw faith around so carelessly.
We think it is something everyone just has automatically.
We tell people who don’t read the word and who don’t have the word inside them to simply to have faith and we expect them to have it. We tell them everything is going to be alright, but we forgot that Romans 10:17 says So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – In other words, the only way a person can have faith is by being exposed to revelation.
They have to sit under a word that produces faith in their lives. Somebody will tell you that if you have the faith, God has the power. This message is really about moving beyond the lip service of faith and telling people that we believe. We have to go to the next level and learn to work what we believe. There is something that God has given us. It is the ability to work our faith until what we are hoping God for begins to manifest in our lives.
Many will tell you if it wasn't for their faith they would have given up a long time ago.
Faith sustains us, keeps us in the race, and keeps us from losing our mind. It is not only important to have faith. We also have to work our faith.
Many of us need this word today.
Look at your neighbor and say...."You Gone Have To Work Your Faith"
To work our faith we need:
I. The right perspective on faith
Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is active, faith simply is. Faith must be present and current. In other words, it can’t be applied in one area and not applied in another. Our faith is always both active and current. This means you can’t have faith and believe God for a job and then not have the faith to tithe. We can’t have faith that God can get us into school and then not have the faith to know he can cure our cancer. If faith is here, it must be there.
2. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Faith creates a sense of expectancy. This is really what hope is all about. We heard a word that brought about the hope for things that we cannot see. We therefore live in expectation of what God’s word said was possible for our life. In faith, we have walk like it and believe it.
3. Substance of things hoped for. The substance of faith is the word. The word produced the hope. By this we mean we wouldn't have believed it if the word of God hadn't told us.