FAITH + HOPE = ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

FAITH PLUS HOPE

 

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth Mark 9:23

 

So often people look for new secrets, formulas, and keys to help their lives make a turn for the better but overlook the simple basic things from God’s Word. We really should look no further than simple faith in God’s hope giving promises.

 

The Bible lists three abiding forces every Believer needs for victory in this life, “And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love,” 1 Corinthians 13:13.”  No one could argue that love is the greatest quality of life, but faith and hope are also important to our lives.  These are the three great qualities of life, and we need all three alive and active within us.  God is a God of love and faith but also the God of hope as Romans 15:13 declares, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” He can cause hope to not barely exist, but abound, overflow, and bubble over in us.  Hope is extremely important to faith because faith is the substance of things hoped for.  Hope needs faith and faith needs hope.

            What is a definition of hope? Hope is a favorable anticipation and confident expectation; to anticipate, expect and usually with pleasure; it is the desire and expectation of good; to desire with expectation of fulfillment; to expect with desire and look forward to. This kind of hope comes from the Word of God, His promises, and hearing what God says to us by His Spirit.

            Once we have hope from God, Bible hope, we must exercise or release our faith to make it a physical reality. Faith involves believing with our heart what God’s Word says, saying with our words what God’s Word says, and acting like what God’s Word says is the truth. Our faith gives us confidence that what we hope to see will come to pass. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” Faith is the substance (confidence, guarantee, assurance) of things hoped for. Faith is the evidence (proof, conviction, certainty, sign, and sure persuasion) of things not seen. Hope alone won’t get the job done. Hope needs faith and faith needs hope. According to Jesus, it is this kind of believing makes all things possible. “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth Mark 9:23.”

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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