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     The Moffatt’s translation of that V says, “Now faith means that we are confident of what we hope for, convinced of what we do not see.”

I) THE AMP Bible says, “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title-deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see & the conviction of their reality - faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.

A) I think that this V is saying exactly what I’m trying to say in this message.

1) Yet, many people are at a place where we feel like giving up, or they feel like they’re defeated.

a) But when you come to a place like that, what do you do?

2) What do you do when you feel like you're loosing the victory? Well, one thing is for sure, it’s not time to pull away from the things of God; it’s time to press in to the things of God. (Press in means get closer)

a) (JAM 4:8) Says, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”

b) When you feel like giving up, it’s probably either because you’re pulling away from God, & you probably didn’t even realize, maybe not until now, or you’re loosing hope.

3) HEB 10:38-39.

a) The word “perdition” in this verse actually means “destruction.”

(i) It’s interesting that the word “SAVING” in Verse 39 does not mean and does not refer to “being saved” per se, but actually “purchasing” or “a preserving, a preservation. 2 possession, one’s own property. 3 an obtaining.”[1]

(ii) It has more to do with “PRESERVING or KEEPING” your soul.

(iii) It is a very dangerous thing to pull back from the area of faith.

b) This V. is teaching us that we all have to live a life of faith. It’s not an option, He says, “The just shall live be faith.”

B) I know that some of us and many in the body of Christ have the attitude that they’ve HEARD all the PROMISES, but where are they?

1) The biggest part of it is that they lost hope in the things of God, in His promises.

a) PRO 13:12. (922)

b) When it says, “Hope deferred” the word DEFERRED means “postponed” in other words “it’s lost.” But it doesn’t mean lost for good.

c) Sometimes we feel that we are not good enough to receive God’s promises.

(i) That feeling comes because of one of two things either “SIN or INFERIORITY”

d) Col 2:9-10, 14-15

(i) Col 2:9-10; 14-15 “For in Him the entire fullness of God’s nature q dwells bodily, r 10 and you have been filled by Him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” [2] He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him. a[3]

(ii) “The certificate of debt with its obligations” that was against us was our sins and the penalty, which was poverty, sickness, and death.

(iii) He erased that debt and its penalty by nailing it to the cross.

(iv) Sometimes our hope is deferred because it seems like we've been waiting so long for the promises.

(v) Other times our hope seems to have been put off because we think, "Who am I, I'm not perfect."

(vi) There are really 2 different kinds of hope.

(vii) You’ve heard people say, “There is nothing else to do, but hope.” Most of the time they mean that the thing they need couldn't possibly happened, but all you can do is HOPE. Hope that by some small chance the right thing will happen.

(viii) But the 2nd type of HOPE is more of expectancy, you expect it to happen but you don’t know when.

(ix) Many Christians have not lost hope in the sense that they don’t even think that there is any chance.

(x) They don’t think that God will come through. Let’s read PRO 13:12 again. (922)

e) Then the word “SICK” means “to be/become weak, be/become sick, be/become diseased, be/become grieved, be/become sorry, feel weak, become ill, to make oneself sick, to be made sick, to be tired, to be made weak, to make sore, to show signs of sickness, to grieve, to be wounded.”[4]

f) According to this V, if you lost your hope you’re in trouble.

(i) If you lost your Hope you need to get it back.

2) But how are we going to get it back?

a) TIT 2:13. (1696) Heb 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus, the 1author and 2finisher of our faith/,[5] /

b) All of our hope must be in the Lord Jesus Christ. Not in man, not in things, but in Jesus!

II) The Bible teaches us that if we’re really in faith then we won’t give up.

A) Again from the AMP Bible (HEB 11:1) says, “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title-deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see & the conviction of their reality - faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.”

1) Proverbs 3:26 (909) “CONFIDENCE” “Confidence and hope relate to trust.”[6] But it also carries the meaning of “FLANKS,” “Being at the left and right side.” John 14:13, 15:7, 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.”[7] “DESIRE” means “Request”

2)   JAMES 1:6. (Explain)

a) Turn to HEB 10:23.

(i) There is something interesting in this Verse that you may not have ever seen before. The word “Faith” in this V is really the Greek word that’s always translated “hope” in the KJV, except in this V.

(ii) It is the Greek wordἐλπίς [elpis /el·pece/].”   It literally means, “JOYFUL AND CONFIDENT EXPECTATION.” It also means, 3 on hope, in hope, having hope.[8]

(iii) 54 times this Greek word is used, 53 times its translated hope, & only “once” it’s translated “faith.”

(iv) What this Verse is saying is that not only do we hold fast to the profession of our faith, but also we hold fast to the profession of our, God given, HOPES & DESIRES.

b) The last part of (HEB 10:23) says, (For HE IS FAITHFUL THAT PROMISED).

(i) When God promises we have to remember that God is faithful.

(ii) When God says it, He will bring it to pass.

3) HEB 6:12.

a) PATIENCE. Biblical patience is not passivity. [9]

b) It means ACTIVELY GOING AFTER SOMETHING while REMAINING SEATED WITHOUT YOUR HEART JUMPING.[10]

c) No matter how long it takes we need to stay in faith.

d) It may take longer than we would like it to, but God will bring it to pass in the right timing.

4) Something is very interesting in this verse and in the 2 previous verses. The apostle is trying to get the idea across of a bigger picture. 1Cor 13:13 says, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”[11]

a) Verse 10 deals with Love, Verse 11 deals with hope and verse 12 deals with Faith.

5) We would be deficient if we only were in hope and faith. Why? Because Gal 5:6 says, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.” [12]

B) Look at HEB 11:7.

1) The word “fear” here in this V is “reverence.”

2) It says “By faith Noah built an ark.”

a) How did Noah get the faith to step out & build the ark?

b) He had God’s word on it.

(i) You can look back in the book of (GEN 5:32 – GEN 7:11).

(ii) (ROM 10:17) says, “So then faith {cometh} by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

(iii) You need to remind yourself of the word that has been given to you by God.

III) Another point that I wanted you to see here in talking about the flood is that when God said that the flood was going to happen, it took many, many years to come to pass, but God brought it to pass. (GEN 5:32 - GEN 7:11) {How long? 100 years, but that’s when men were living 900 years, Methuselah 969, Noah lived 950, about 1/10, our life 8 years}.

A) Another example of 1 of God promises coming to pass in His timetable is with Abraham and Sarah.

1) HEB 11:8-12.

2) The stress on obedience in v 8 serves to underscore a dimension of the πίστις, “faith,” that wins divine approval (v 2), which Abraham demonstrated when he departed from Ur πίστει, “by faith”: faith is active response to the spoken word of God. [13]

a) We see that it was through faith that they were able to give birth to a son, but to see how that promise came to pass turn to (ROM 4:19-21).

3) ROM 4:19-21. (About 9 years)

a) He didn’t waver, He didn’t stagger, he stayed strong in faith.

B) 2COR 5:7.

Faith#2

3/3/91 SUN PM T.F.C. & WOLCC 11/8/92 SUN AM and Word of Life Christian Church Sunday, 1/16/2000.


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[1]Strong, James. The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : Showing Every Word of the Test of the Common English Version of the Canonical Books, and Every Occurence of Each Word in Regular Order. electronic ed., G4047. Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship., 1996.

q 2:9 Or the deity

r 2:9 Or nature lives in a human body

[2]The Holy Bible : Holman Christian Standard Version., Col 2:9-10. Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2003.

a 2:15 Or them through it; that is, through the cross

[3]The Holy Bible : Holman Christian Standard Version., Col 2:14-15. Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2003.

[4]Strong, James. The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : Showing Every Word of the Test of the Common English Version of the Canonical Books, and Every Occurence of Each Word in Regular Order. electronic ed., H2470. Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship., 1996.

1 originator

2 perfecter

[5]The New King James Version, Heb 12:2. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982.

[6]Harris, R. Laird, Robert Laird Harris, Gleason Leonard Archer, and Bruce K. Waltke. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. electronic ed., Page 450. Chicago: Moody Press, 1999, c1980.

[7]The Holy Bible : King James Version., Mk 11:24. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995.

[8]Strong, James. The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : Showing Every Word of the Test of the Common English Version of the Canonical Books, and Every Occurence of Each Word in Regular Order. electronic ed., G1680. Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship., 1996.

[9]Wood, D. R. W., D. R. W. Wood, and I. Howard Marshall. New Bible Dictionary. Includes Index. electronic ed. of 3rd ed., Page 873. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1996, c1982, c1962.

[10]Louw, Johannes P., and Eugene Albert Nida. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament : Based on Semantic Domains. electronic ed. of the 2nd edition., Vol. 1, Page 306. New York: United Bible societies, 1996, c1989.

[11]The New King James Version, 1 Co 13:13. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982.

[12]The New King James Version, Ga 5:6. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982.

[13]Lane, William L. Vol. 47B, Word Biblical Commentary : Hebrews 9-13. Word Biblical Commentary, Page 349. Dallas: Word, Incorporated, 2002.

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