April 17, 2016
Passage: Heb. 11:1-3 & Mark 5:23-34

HOPE, FAITH & LOVE are three creative forces/principles of God that are inherent in the human spirit. Hope is a strong EXPECTATION of a positive end – it’s a never giving up assurance founded on a superior word; power or being - Job 13:15; Job 14:7. People lose hope because of LIMITS; LOSSES; DELAY and SHAME. Our Hope is founded on God’s word – which is anchored by His Oath (sworn by Himself) - Heb. 6:18-19. We must be JOYFUL & THOUGHTFUL in Hope.

FAITH is the substance of things HOPED for and the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN. What substantiates/actualizes HOPE. FAITH is also a strong CONVICTION/PURSUASION of the ability of God and His word and the evidence of unseen realities.

Every Christian has a measure of FAITH - Rom 12:3. Faith comes by hearing God’s word but grows by practising what you hear - Rom 10:17. Nothing pleases God apart from your faith - Heb 11:6. The righteous SHALL live by Faith - Hab 2:4. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world - 1 John 5:4. Fear & Doubt are Faith’s greatest enemies, Faith is NOT common sense and common sense is NOT faith. Faith is spiritual and common sense physical – 2 Cor. 5:7.

Activate your FAITH by hearing God’s word and mixing it with faith - Heb. 4:2. The word of God carries in itself the ability to deliver what it says - Isa. 55:10-11. Speak what you believe - 2 Cor. 4:13. Use words to declare what you believe - Heb. 13:5-6.

PRAYER POINTS
Be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner man, so that Christ will deal in your heart by faith - Eph. 3:16-17. That your faith will NOT fail - Luke 22:32. HOPE gives birth to FAITH & LOVE - Col 1:5. HOPE is for the Future.

Amen.

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