Faith is necessary, essential and indispensable to life – eternal life, abundant life, happy, healthy and holy life, fruitful and fulfilled life. Hebrews 11:3
Faith – true, vibrant, dynamic, positively productive faith – must be in the true and living God. Faith in dead gods and deceptive, impotent men is disappointing and damning.
Faith in self is deluding and destructive. Faith in man-made system and Satan’s falsehood is dangerous and deadly.
God, the true God, the living God, the eternal God, the mighty and powerful God, the faithful God, the unchanging and infallible God, the loving and caring God must be the object, foundation and focus of our faith.
This is the only true God, who “framed,” formed, made, created “the world” by His Word. The “things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Man has to use material things, which already exist to make or manufacture new products. God created all things out of nothing. He is God of all power, of infinite ability.
God is who He is, whether we know Him or not. God can do all things; will do what He can do, whether we know it or not.
A father is who he is and can do whatever he can do, whether his child knows it or not.
Knowing what the father can do, who he is and what he is willing to do gives the child trust, confidence and peace of mind. Knowing who God is, what His power and authority can accomplish, what He has done and promised to do, how faithful, loving and caring He is grants His child trust, confidence and faith.
We have full assurance, firm confidence, unshakeable persuasion that our God will do all He said He will do.
Faith permits its possessor to rejoice in firm assurance while waiting for the accomplishment of the promise given by God. Knowing who God is, the believer is “fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He [is] able also to perform” (Romans 4:21).