June 9, 2019
Hebrews 11:1–2 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
Hope = A Confident Expectation
focus on where hope comes from.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NKJV
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but
the things which are not seen are eternal.
you can’t force hope on somebody
1. Don’t Stop At Hope
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to
this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’
and it would obey you.
want more faith? It is just like a seed
there’s power in a seed—potential
grows up to be huge
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields
seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose
seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought
forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree
that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God
saw that it was good.
The law of Genesis
The seed was in itself and everything produces after is kind
In that seed is the ability to produce seeds exactly like itself
Your words are giving substance to what you are expecting
2 Corinthians 4:13 NKJV
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is
written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,
faith is 2 parts
- and speak
your faith never rises above your confession
Mark 11:22–23 NKJV
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.
23 For assuredly, I say to you, 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.
The life in his word is placing the substance of things hoped for in my heart.
give a command
do not doubt – preach to yourself
you will have whatever you say
2. Prophesy By Faith
1 Corinthians 12:31 NKJV
But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
- what you desire will show up
1 Corinthians 14:1 NKJV
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Romans 12:6 NKJV
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith