Add Substance

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

Luke 17:6 

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 

Genesis 1:11-12 

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 

  • believe
  • 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