" ...partakers of the beatitudes, and participate in the glories of our ascended Lord. All His promises are Yea and Amen to them that believe.” ― Smith Wigglesworth, Faith That Prevails
One evening I decided that I have to get a handle on this Faith thing. Yet I still didn’t know what the handle felt like nor looked like. When I don’t understand how something works, at times I attempt to break it down into pieces, into its component parts. I jumped into this process over the course of several weeks.
There were numerous steps to compiling the list: working on it myself, asking my bible study group and asking others who may or may not have been Christian. Maybe, just maybe, amongst so many different groups, I was hoping that they would have some insights I hadn't thought of. I read Smith-Wigglesworth, and other authors. I found scholarly articles about faith online, found faith scriptures and read them, watched and listened to numerous pastors, prophets, evangelists, teachers and preachers all speaking about various forms or descriptions of faith. It gave me great information, and the list started to grow. In the end, a long list of, what I considered to be components of faith was produced. That list of possible words to make up faith number 33 in total.
Then I discovered that Faith can not only be a noun, it can also be a verb.
However, what I discovered during one day in my search over the past three years was, that Faith is divine and infinite. When something is divine, and infinite, I came to the agreement that there is no way to cover the length, depth, breadth nor height of faith.
From the list of 33 possible components of faith, I narrowed the list down to 21
Divine; Infinite; Patient; Powerful; Available; Peaceful; Joyful; Loving; Loving authority; Secure; Certain; Truth; Wisdom; Discernment; Trust; Patience; Real; Tangible;Supernatural; Flows from grace; A Connector/Bridge.
There are two kinds of faith:
Man’s faith which is sense faith coming out of the 5 senses. The faith from what we can hear, see, feel, smell and touch.
The second is the Spiritual Faith as noted in the bible Hebrews 11:1 Spiritual faith is that which you cannot determine with your senses, yet it is tangible. Derived from Grace, Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence not seen.
To do a walk of faith with the Lord, you have to have faith in Him to leave behind all that you know of the world and and step towards Him. As you draws near to Him, He draws nearer to you.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
So then, faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of God
For we walk by faith, not by sight
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek HIm.