”Emunah”(Hebrew) & “Pistus”(Greek)
1 Cor. 13:12 For now we see through a mirror with dimness but then, *face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
i.e.. An imperfect reflection vs. seeing The LORD directly and clearly in heaven
*face to face: Gen. 32:30: So Jacob named the place “Peniel” (Face of God), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”
Hab. 2:4 …But the righteous (just, virtuous, upright, honorable, pure) will live by their faith.
Matt. 14:31 Jesus said to Peter, “ye of little faith, why do you doubt?”
Matt. 9:22 He said, “Your faith has healed you.”
Matt. 9:29 According to your faith it will be done to you.
Matt. 15:28 Then Jesus said to her, “O Woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish. And her daughter was healed at once.
Matt. 17:20 And Jesus said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible to you.’”
Matt. 9:2 and Mk. 2:5 And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Mk. 5:34 “Daughter, your faith has healed you (made you well). Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
Mk. 4:40 and He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no (little) faith?”
Mk. 9:23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes (has faith).”
Mk. 16:14 He rebuked them for their lack of faith. (Unbelief and Hardness of heart)
Luke 5:20 When the man brought the man on a stretcher to Jesus, seeing their faith, He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.”
Luke 7:50 And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Luke 17:5-6 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said if you have faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’ and it would obey you.
Luke 18:8b However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith (belief and trust) on the earth?”
Luke 22:32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Jn. 8:30 As He spoke many put their faith (belief, trust) in Him.
Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed (had faith) and turned to the Lord.
Acts 11:24 Barnabas sent Antioch to preach the Word for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and several (considerable numbers) were brought to the Lord.
Acts 14:27 When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
Acts 26:18 …to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
Rom. 1:12 Paul said, “That I might be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the others faith, both yours and mine.”
Rom. 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
Rom. 3:28 & 31 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the law….31.) Do we then nullify the law through faith? May it never be. On the contrary, we establish the law (by our faith).
Rom. 5:1-5 (1) We have been justified through (by) faith, we have peace of God through our LORD Jesus Christ.
Rom. 10:17 So faith comes from hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ.
Rom. 12:3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
1 Cor. 12:9 …to another, faith by the same Spirit,… (Gift of Faith – See Spiritual Gifts from God)
1 Cor. 13:2 …And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1 Cor. 15:12-19 (14) and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
2 Cor. 5:7 We live (walk) by faith, not by sight.
Gal. 2:20 Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me,”
Gal. 3:1-14 (7) Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
Eph. 2:8…For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
Eph. 6:16…Paul said: “Take up the Shield of Faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
What is FAITH?
Putting your trust and reliance (with confidence) with your heart, mind, soul and strength in the LORD JESUS CHRIST who has authority over all because He is the creator of all – THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD (sovereign). Walking with God – daily seeking Him, living minute by minute in conversation with Jesus and surrendering to His will for our lives as we wait patiently upon Him to guide us and answer our prayers. We must have a personal relationship with Him knowing He hears us and answers our every prayer. He may not do as we ask or answer our prayers as we expect Him to BUT because of His faithfulness, righteousness, goodness, and love for us, His plan for our lives is better than anything we can imagine. Everyday with Jesus is an adventure!
The more we spend time in the Word of God, daily, the more we learn how faithful The LORD is to us. Confidence in Him grows as we read and learn about Him and His nature and then so does our faith. We can also ask The LORD to give us the “gift of faith” (See the Bible study on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit) and to “help our faith”.
If you wish, at the end of this study there are prayers you can pray based on scripture.
When all else fails, cry out to Him. He hears. He answers. He loves you!
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. It is impossible to please God without faith. When Jesus returns He will be looking for anyone whom has faith in Him as their Savior. Will any be found on this earth? Luke 17:5-6
Hebrews, chapter 11, is known as the “faith” chapter and is an excellent source on this subject. I will highlight a few of these verses.
Heb. 11: 1: Now faith is the substance (assurance) of things hoped for the evidence (conviction) of things not seen. 2)For by it the men of old gained approval. 3) By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. 4) By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain…5) By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. 6) And without faith it is impossible to please God. 7) By faith Noah built an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became the heir of righteousness which is according to faith. 8) By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive an inheritance; and he went out not knowing where he was going. 9. By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise…10) for he was looking for the city which has foundations whose architect and builder is God. 11) By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. 17) By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Issac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son.
James 1:3 Count it all joy my brethren when you encounter various trials; 3) knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4) And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing, 6) But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 12) Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
James 2:14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15.) If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16.) and one of you says to them,”Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17.) Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. (Intellectual faith void of a heart change.)
James 5:15 and the prayer offered in faith will (make the sick person well) restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
1 Peter 1:3-5 (5) who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Rev. 13:10 If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.
Job 39:12 “Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain and gather it from your threshing floor?
Psalm 146:6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;
Col. 2:5…For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
1 Thes. 5:8 But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
2 Thes. 3:2 and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.
1 Tim. 4:12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
2 Tim. 2:18 men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some.
2 Tim. 4:7 I have fought the good fight . I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 8.) in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to those who have loved His appearing.
Titus 2:10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.
Heb. 4:4-6 Paul said: “For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5.) and have tasted the good Word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6) and then have fallen
Heb. 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Heb. 10:38 But My righteous one shall live by faith; And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.