Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Faith Brings Expectation

Expectation is the sign that your faith has been activated. The Bible says that “Faith is the substance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). The word for “hope” means to have an anticipation, a positive expectation.

Jesus also related faith to expectation. He said, “Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23).

If you get down and pray about something, then get up and have no expectation that it is going to happen, then you have not activated your faith for it. If you pray and then say, “Well, I guess we’ll see what happens,” you don’t have a living expectation, and you have not yet released your faith into the situation.

Faith is the substance, the underlying reality of the things you expect to see come to pass. Expectation is the evidence that your faith has been activated as is powerfully at work to bring it to pass.

Faith is Word-based. It comes by hearing the Word of God, and God’s Word is completely trustworthy. So when we take God at His Word, and release it into our lives by what we say, we can be confident that we will have whatever we say. That expectation is the sign of a lively and active faith at work. If you have no expectation, the answer is simple. Go back to the Word until faith comes, then turn it loose by your words.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:22 PM

    I found your website just browsing, and since I don't believe that things just happen by accident, want to say that your website is very refreshing and encouraging. Keep up the good work of the gospel.

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  2. On finding your website, I was thrilled. I followed the very same advice related to faith in christ and you will be glad to know that my mother 65 years who had surgery for lung cancer developed a tumor in the left lobe of her brain.I took her regularly to church for the adoration followed by holy mass for healing of the sick and finally after 2 months or so an annointed man of God came to church for a two day retreat and proclaimed that a person had a tumor in their body. After repeating it three times and there was no response from a crowd of 300 people, I raised my hand (my mother did not know her illness). He declared she is healed and again confirmed it by saying that someone had plans of keeping orphans and sick people in their house which happened to be me.The doctors were also shocked at her performance while taking radiation, chemo etc. Her MRI scan is due on the 6th of September. I thank God for giving us people like you'll and the other ministries who guide us in developing our faith.

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  3. Anonymous2:00 PM

    wow! praise His Holy name

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