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Faith: 5 Steps To Creating More

First, let’s talk about experience.

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

  • Let me ask you a question:

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  • Faith Is A Gift From God.

1 Corinthians 12:8-11 “For through the Spirit is given to one a word of wisdom; and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;  (9)  and to another faith by the same Spirit; and to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;  (10)  and to another workings of powers, to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; and to another kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues.  (11)  But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing separately to each one as He desires.”

  • We Are All Given A Measure Of Faith To Start.

Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think. But set your mind to be right-minded, even as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

  • Faith Can Grow And Increase Or Decrease.

Luke 17:5-6 “And the apostles said to the Lord, Give us more faith.  (6)  And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this sycamine tree, Be rooted up and be planted in the sea! And it would obey you.”

  • Faith Is A Spiritual Weapon In The Following Ways.

Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,”

  • Faith With Obedience Makes You A Saint Of God.

Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints. Here are the ones who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”

  • Faith And Obedience Makes You A Soldier In The War Of Eternity.

Revelation 12:17 “And the dragon was enraged over the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

  • Faith And Obedience Makes You The Victor In The War.

Revelation 12:10-11 “And I heard a great voice saying in Heaven, Now has come the salvation and power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night.  (11)  And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony. And they did not love their soul until death.”


Hosea 4:6a “My People are destroyed for a lack of knowledge”

Romans 1:28a “And even as they did not like to retain God in the knowledge,

  • The Bible tells us that we are supposed to keep God and His ways in our minds- our knowledge.

Romans 10:17 “So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

2 Timothy 3:15b “you have known the Holy scriptures, which makes you wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

  • Again, we are told that knowing the Bible is going to make us wise to salvation. This also implies that not knowing the Bibles makes us unwise, uneducated about God’s ways and salvation. And in turn, makes having faith a near impossibility.

1 Peter 2:2-3 “desire the sincere milk of the Word, as newborn babes, so that you may grow by it; if truly you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”

  • Could you imagine a baby never receiving mother’s milk, or formula? What would happen?

Hebrews 5:13-14 “For everyone partaking of milk is unskillful in the Word of Righteousness, for he is an infant.  (14)  But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, even those who because of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

  • The first dose of God’s Word and love is not enough for you and me, we have to keep digging. We need more biblical nourishment. We must graduate on to deeper and deeper things of God to truly grow our faith. We have to fill ourselves with the knowledge of God.


Job 13:3 “Surely I would speak to the Almighty. I desire to reason with God.

  • Job recognizes God’s authority, and wants to have a discussion with God about what’s going on.

Isaiah 1:18 “Come and let us reason together says the Yahweh.”

  • God wants to have discussion with the fallen nation of Israel, about what is going on. Our Father is approachable, even if we disagree.

2 Corinthians 1:9-10  “Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,  (10)  who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver; on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us;”

  • Outside of the power of God, can you raise the dead? So, why trust your reasoning?

Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?”

  • We are told that we can’t even know our own hearts.

Proverbs 3:5-7 “Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.  (6)  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  (7)  Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.”

  • Reasoning with God means To Understand His Reason, not our own.

God’s rebuke of using your own reasoning.

Isaiah 55:7-9 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Jehovah, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways, says Jehovah. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

  • So, true biblical reasoning is taking time to understand how and why God thinks the way He does. It is not trying to impose our will on God.

“Belief With Understanding”

  • A Faith Issue Explained

Mark 8:17-21 “And knowing it, Jesus said to them, Why do you reason that it is because you have no loaves? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Have you still hardened your heart? Do you have eyes and do not see? Do you have ears and do not hear? And do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many hand baskets full of fragments did you take up? They said to Him, Twelve. And when the seven among four thousand, how many lunch baskets full of fragments did you take up? And they said, Seven. And He said to them, how do you not understand?”

  • Now, did the disciples believe in Jesus? Yes, He was right there.
  • But did they have faith in Jesus?

James 2:19-20 “You believe that there is one God, you do well; even the demons believe and tremble. But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”

  • Satan believes in God, yet he does not have faith. Why? He does not have the works that transform his belief into faith. (This Is Five)

Romans 10:8-10 “But what does it say? The Word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart”; that is, the Word of Faith which we proclaim; because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.”

  • God’s Word Was First:

Isaiah 28:9-12 “Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Those weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; for with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people. To whom He said, This is the rest; cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing. Yet they were not willing to hear.”

“Faith / Trust”

  • So, to pull it all together, what does faith mean?

Romans 10:17Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”

Romans 10:17Trust comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”

Hebrews 11:1 “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:1 “Now Trust is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your Faith /Trust should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

Galatians 3:11 “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by Faith /Trust.”

Hebrews 11:6 “But without Faith /Trust it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”



“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so Faith /Trust without works is dead also.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Romans 5:1-2 “Being therefore justified by Faith /Trust, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;  (2)  through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

Galatians 3:26-27 “For you are all children of God, through Faith /Trust in Christ Jesus.  (27)  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

Pulling it all together:

John 5:24 “Verily, verily, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and will not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine your own selves, whether you are in the Faith /Trust. Test your own selves. Or don’t you know as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.”

  • Knowledge
  • Reason
  • Belief With Understanding
  • Trust
  • Action
Faith what is it?