What Is Faith? 3
“As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed. [For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be.” Romans 4:17-18 (AMP)
Faith is a conviction that is born in our hearts when we hear the Word of God.
Why was Abraham confident in our opening scripture? It was because he had faith in the Word (rhema) he had received from God that He had made him a father of many nations.
Abraham had a Word from God which determined his convictions and expectation. This means that when there is no Word from God, there can be no faith. No Word, no faith. By Word here we are referring to ‘rhema’. What is rhema? Rhema is a Greek word which refers to what God is saying. It is a specific Word to a specific person at a specific time for a specific purpose.
Therefore when the rhema of God is quickened in your heart as a Christian, faith is born.
Today I encourage you to pray in faith based on the rhema you have received from the Word of God concerning any area of your life.
For further study, read:
Jeremiah 32:17, 27, Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37, Romans 4:19-21.
Doing the Word
Be confident and expect every good thing God has spoken to you to come to pass.