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Faith-Works-Hope

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Seeing the Invisible
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Assurance of the Resurrection
5 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
The Judgment Seat of Christ
9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
Be Reconciled to God
12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
NKJV
Faith-Works-Hope
HOPE
I will, he is, she is, will be, can be, will own, will have, will become, this to shall pass, I will go, do, leave, stay, legacy, purpose, goal, destiny, a means to end.
Works
What God has for me is for me if I put God first, give you self-100%seeking God, educated yourself in God by studing the word of God, fear God, when you know better do better, know the mind of God, do the will of God, walk in the light of Jesus as it Leith in YOU
What Do Faith and Believe Mean in the Bible? Wherever we see the words faith or believe in the New Testament, they are usually a translation from the original Greek root word pistis. The noun form of the word, pistis, is usually translated as faith and the verb form, pisteuo, is translated as believe..
§ “…If ye have faith (pistis) as a grain of mustard seed…”
§ “…Have faith (pistis) in God.” (
22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered. 23 "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."
“(For we walk by faith (pistis), not by sight :)” (-KJV)
§ “(For we walk by faith (pistis), not by sight :)” (-KJV)
§ Biblically, faith is trust, confidence in, or assurance.
That pistis means trust, confidence in, or assurance, can be checked in any good Greek lexicon (“lexicon” is a word scholar’s use for “dictionary.”)
What happened to change the definition of faith from “trust” to “firm belief in something for which there is no proof” was:
(1) People started to use “faith” as “belief in something for which there is no proof,” (2) that usage was put in the dictionary as a definition of faith,
(3) people who did not know what faith was looked it up in the dictionary, saw that definition, and used it that way. This process continued over time until now almost everyone thinks “faith” is “belief in something for which there is no proof
Sadly, it is now safe to say that most people do not know that the biblical definition of faith is “trust,”
Serious consequences come from believing that the Bible asks us to believe things even though there is no proof for them.
Believers become confused about faith, not knowing what it is or how to get it and grow in it.
Unbelievers, thinking the Bible asks people to believe things without proof, say it is an unreasonable and a inconsistent book, and reject it—to their own fate.
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There is nothing wrong with “take it by faith (trust)” if there is actually something (such as a promise) to trust. When Jesus told the blind man that if he washed in the Pool of Siloam he would be healed, the blind man had faith in, trusted, Jesus and his promise, washed, and given sight by a miracle. However, if there is nothing to trust in and nothing “trustworthy” to believe, then to ask people to “take it by faith” is wrong, and contributes to the misunderstanding of God and the Bible.
No one can force trust.
It develops over time.
We all know this every time we have a new repairman come to our house to fix something, or have to take our car to a new mechanic.
We desperately want to trust the person to be competent and honest, but that comes only in time.
If he says, “Trust me,” that often only makes things worse.
If, on the other hand, he does the work when he says he will, does a good job, charges what he said he would, and seems to be honest and fair, our faith (trust) in him grows. Biblical faith is the same. It is neither magic, unreasonable, nor illogical, “it is simply trust.”
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
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.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
I need about four friend that believe in Jesus , when I sick and can’t get well, when I cant walk for myself, cant talk for my self, I don’t have a testimony for my self , if they have to tear a roof off somebody else’s house just get me to Jesus he can fix it
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