My brother faith is the substance of things hope for, the EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN WITH THE OPTCAL EYES ; THE WORD OF GOD IS THE EVIDENCE ; if the WORD says you have it then you can boldly say you have it ,you do not lie .the truth is faith is based on the word of GOD, lie is based on the word of the davil, faith is giving substance to thigs hoped for , your saying you have it means your giving subtance to your faith,say what God says you do not lie, if GOD SAYS YOU HAVE IT, YOU HAVE IT. HE told the children of israel I have given you the land , but there were still people there , the children of israel acted on the WORD THAT SAID I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE LAND , and the land became theres. i love pastor christ defination of faith , he says FAITH IS THE RESPONSE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT TO THE WORD OF GOD.the children of israel responded to the word that said the land was thers ,and it became theres.Father Abraham did the same thing ,GOD told him you are no more Abram but Abraham , and the old MAN started calling himself Abraham father of many , even when there were no chidren , he kept on saying the same thing as God says . thats faith brother its based on the WORD of GOD.
My brother another thing about faith is , WHAT ARE YOU SEEING; WHAT ARE YOU BELIEVING, faith is not calling something which is not there, as though they were , this is only a principle of faith that GOD teaches us , which is calling those things that be not as though they were.GOD HIMSELF USES THIS PRINCIPLE . faith is acting on what you believe,you say you believe the word of God then act on it, do it , say it, confession is an action brother,God says you are heald then say it ,you do not lie ,even though the simtoms are still there, keep saying it,you do not lie. but there is an aspect of faith that i want you to remember, and that is seeing with the eye of the spirit, and believing , for you to call something which is not physicaly there as though it is there, you must have seen it in your heart first , with the eye of your spirit , you must have meditated on that thing, so much that to you its so real , then at that point you start declaring it , calling it forth as though it is already there . you need to read pastor chris book RECREATING YOUR WORLD , at this point you know your not lieying , GOD has said it, you have seen it with your spiritual eye , you BELIEVE IT, SO YOU SAY IT . You remember God had call father Abraham out in the nite , show him the stars in the sky and told him to count , and told him , so shall your seed be , so that father Abraham can see with his spiritual eye and believe, and it was so. A lie is not based on the word of God,