This article discusses faith and some of the things God gives us through faith. There are over 7000 promises in the Bible and we can have them all if we meet God's conditions. All scriptures are from the King James' version Bible.

WHAT IS FAITH?:

Hebrews 1:3 "Who being the brightness of glory, and the express image of his person" Just as Jesus is real (He exists and His disciples touched Him (1 John 1:1), so faith (the same greek word for substance) exist and is real.

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Faith is not the same as hope. Hope is wishing for something. Faith is having it in a faith dimension.

When God reveals (manifests) it to this dimension is up to Him.

FAITH - THE WAY TO PLEASE GOD:

Hebrews 11:6 "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." God wants us to live/walk a life of faith in every area (health, needs family, desires, eating, etc) of our lives.

Just shall live by faith(4): Hab.2:4, Rom.1:17, Gal.3:11, Heb.10:38

Hebrews 10:38 "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him." Romans 14:23 "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."

SOURCE OF FAITH:

Romans 12:3 "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." God is source of faith.

Romans 10:17 "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Increased faith by hearing the Word of God=Bible.

Isaiah 55:11 "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

God's word (not man's) is to be read, heard, and studied.

2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."We are to study His word (Bible) to know faith condition.

2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" Study to do, by faith, right things.

IS GOD TRUE TO WHAT HE SAYS?:

Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

2 Corinthians 1:20 "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."God will do them all.

Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)"

FAITH FOR SALVATION (RE-BIRTH, REGENERATION, NEW LIFE):

Romans 10:9-10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. {10} For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."

Believe = faith = trust in God and He will respond.

Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: {9} Not of works, lest any man should boast."Grace is un-merited gift from God to us.

FAITH FOR MEETING OUR NEEDS AND DESIRES:

God promises include conditions on our part. Just as we would not give a child a gun, even if he wants it, God will do only what is good for us. We are to study God's word to find the conditions. Often our conditions are in the same scriptures as the promise.

Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." The condition, in this scripture, is to first seek God's kingdom.

Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"

Matthew 7:11 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Matthew 18:18-19 "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. {19} Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which in heaven."

Matthew 21:22 "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

John 14:13-14 "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. {14} If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."

John 15:7 "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."

John 15:16 "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you."

John 16:23-24 "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. {24} Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."

1 John 3:21-22 "Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. {22} And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."

1 John 5:14-15 "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: {15} And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."

FAITH FOR HEALING:

Jesus was whipped before going to the cross for our sicknesses and diseases. His death on the cross was for our sins.

Matthew 8:17 shows that Jesus healing all the sick was to fulfill Isaiah 53 the atonement chapter. Therefore, healing is included in the atonement.

Matthew 8:16-17 "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: {17} That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."

Isaiah 53:4-5 "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. {5} But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

Exodus 23:22,25 "But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. {25} And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee."

Psalms 103:3 "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;"

Psalms 107:20 "He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."

Psalms 118:17 "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD."

Proverbs 4:20-22 "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. {21} Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. {22} For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."

James 5:14-15 "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: {15} And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."

1 Peter 2:24 "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."

3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."

FAITH FOR HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER:

Luke 11:9-13 "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. {10} For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. {11} If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? {12} Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? {13} If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"

FAITH FOR PROSPERITY:

God will bless his children with abundant life (John 10:10).

Joshua 1:8 "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

Psalms 1:2-3 "But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. {3} And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."

Psalms 35:27 "Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant."

Psalms 112:1-3 "Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. {2} His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. {3} Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever."

Mark 10:29-30 "And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, {30} But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life."

Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."

CONDITIONS FOR RECEIVING GOD'S PROMISES OF FAITH:

Isaiah 1:19 "If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:"

James 4:3 "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."

HOW TO USE YOUR FAITH FOR GOD'S PROMISES:

The prayer, of faith, should be made in the name of Jesus. It should be in the will of God. A search of God's word on the subject should be made first. A large number of scriptures have been presented which cover most subjects. Since the subject is according to the will of God, we can pray with expectation for an immediate manifestation to result. If it does not we are to hold on to the request in faith. When you pray, your request should be made once for each subject. Any additional requests for the same subject would be made in un-belief. Prayer in the future, on that same subject, should be a praise and thanksgiving prayer for the finish work. Since the first prayer was done in faith, then the work is completed in the faith dimension. When God manifests the work, in this dimension, is in His timing. We are to believe it has been completed already.

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