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THE CHARACTER OF FAITH; HEB. 11:1-34

There subject matter here is faith. And it summarized faith in this way.

1. What faith is all about
2. How faith acts
3. How faith gets
4. What faith accomplishes
5. How to get faith

WHAT FAITH IS ALL ABOUT

1. It is the substance
2. It is of things hope for
3. The evidence of things not seen
4. The assurance and unshaken confidence that what God says is so; even though at present there is no other evidence that it is so than that God says so.

HOW FAITH SHOWS ITSELF (ACTS)

1.    Faith shows itself by standing unwaveringly on what God says. Heb.11:3
2.    Faith shows itself in another way, i.e, by doing just what God bids. Heb.11:4
3.    Faith shows itself by cheerfully suffering affliction with the children of God. Heb.11:23
4.    Faith shows itself by stopping at No. sacrifice that God demands Abraham. Heb.11:17.

WHAT FAITH GETS AND ACCOMPLISHES

1.    Faith gets testimony right from God that the believer is righteous in His sight. Heb.11:4.
2.    Faith gets salvation. Heb.11:7
3.    Faith gets life. Heb.11:31
4.    Faith gets power to bring forth children for God. Heb.11:11
5.    Faith obtains a heavenly and eternal home. Heb.11:16.

WHAT FAITH ACCOMPLISHES

1. Faith overcomes difficulties that seem insuperable. Heb.11:2, 9
2. Faith wins victories over enemies that seem fortified behind impregnable walls. Heb.11:30
3. Faith accomplishes a host of things that the inspired author of our chapter was forced to bunch together. Heb.11:32-34. Faith is the great conqueror, the great achiever. It links man to the omnipotence of God.

Conclusion: The way to get faith is to listen to what God has to say and then just believe and stand upon it. One must know that without faith there is no salvation, no divine     healing, no     miracle of any kind. Above all, “without faith it is impossible to praise Him”. Heb.11:6.

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