“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”
King James Version (KJV)
Chris's comment on 2020-07-11 05:42:50:
Sheila, I'm unsure whether you are referring to Hebrews 11:1:
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
This is one of the great descriptions of Faith in the Bible. To explain this: the words 'substance' & 'evidence' (in that verse) tell us about things we can physically see or can be proven without any doubt. So what you have around your home or with family members are all real & seeing them doesn't require any faith from you.
What happens when you've planned to go on a holiday? The holiday hasn't happened yet, but you are hoping that nothing will stop you going. Is this faith? No, it's still only a hope. You could say, "I have faith that it will happen", but if there can be a possibility of it not happening, then it's what we say, is a misdirected faith. Then this awful virus starts up & all your plans are cancelled so you've lost all hope of going on holiday.
That's what it's like on the Earth: we can hope for something but we really don't know for sure that it will happen for us. But, when the Bible speaks of Hebrews 11 Faith, we see that we can only use it when God gives His Promise for it to happen. So, if you believe that there is a God & a Heaven (both you can't see), then it means that your faith is based on God's Word & not on your sight. This is Real Faith as you believe according to His Word that His Word is sure. Some people also know about God but are uncertain about Him - no faith - no Heaven.
Noah built a large boat. He may not have seen a flood from rain but still built a strange vessel that seemed of little value & purpose. But he demonstrated faith, because he believed God & trusted God that this vessel would somehow save these few people & animals & a flood would somehow cover the Earth & wipe out all left behind. I hope this explanation helps you understand that Faith is believing (as in, seeing) that something is there or will happen from God's Word, even when there's no evidence for it.
Invisible Demonic Beings's comment on 2020-07-10 22:12:56:
Things not seen are the realm of the demonic. They have no physical bodies. They'll use any kind of person or live creature to hurt people.
If your Bible has center of the page references (to like scripture of what you're reading) then use those in your study. The alphabet letters point to the other scriptures.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood, but against (Invisible) principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
"They hang around things that may be an idol". Get rid of anything that qualifies.
Are you born again?
Sheila Hedgepeth's comment on 2020-07-10 19:02:29:
can you please give me meaning in plan English of things not seen.is it faith?
Mishael on Bema Seat Judgment of Christ Jesus's comment on 2020-06-20 00:14:49:
1 Corinthians 3:9-15
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for THE DAY shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a REWARD.
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself SHALL BE SAVED, yet so as by fire.
Question we ask ourselves honestly: what are we building with?
Are we building up the Body of Christ?
Jesus: we are to be imitating; doing. If we can't Go Ye, then maybe equip those that are? Commit to pray for the workers of the Harvest? Luke 10:2
Isaiah 61:1-3, Psalm 147:1-3, Luke 4:18-21
Matthew 25: 31-46
Sharon Luckett's comment on 2020-06-19 06:07:04:
To this concerns; i want to share how i know and believe speaking into existence, well for Mothers day, my o me a beautiful rose bush, but it died after a few days, but for some reason i kept it outside on balcony, 1 day i decided to water and speak life into it, so i came home from work after the 3rd day, and 1 flower had blossomed onto the bush, i was so amazed by this, but i for some reason had the faith to believe this word i spoke to the plant would come to life, and it did. Glory be to God.
varghese Thomas's comment on 2015-04-21 00:16:01:
7 And the Lord God formed man ofthe dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being.so when we speak faith the same life giving spirit starts working.
Sunny's comment on 2013-06-03 14:19:39:
God spoke the world into existence with the breath of his spirit, and said "it is good" When we ask Jesus into our hearts and try to do as God would have us to do, we share that same spirit, so we also can speak, what God knows is good into existence with the breath of the spirit.