Faith is the SUBSTANCE of Things Hoped for and not yet seen.This is not true. Faith believes in what it already has, not in what its going to get! Your thinking of hope.
Faith is still the degree in which you trust and believe that what God said He will do then that is what He will do.This is not true. Faith is a spirit that comes from the Word of God. (2 Cor 4:13)
Hope is not faith. You can hope all you want and never get anything. Faith is what pleases God.Faith is the SUBSTANCE of Things Hoped for and not yet seen.
Biblical Hope is the assurance or confidence in Gods Word. That is FAITH.
Worldly hope is wishing for.
No assurance of confidence and no faith.
All four places in scripture were Jesus said "little faith" it was because of "Doubt" (Matt 6:30, Matt 8:26, Matt 14:31, Matt 16: 6-12)Jesus said you of little faith.
Peter's faith could not stay strong long enough to keep his eyes on Jesus and therefore his faith could not go the distance.
A patient man always stands his ground to let his faith produce it desire outcome.Little or weak FAITH gives up or loses hope and can not stand until it is finished.
The "seed" the Word of God that is sown is not faith. We do not plant faith, we plant the Word which by which "faith" produces its outcome.That acorn, you could call it seed faith....a seedling is nowhere as strong as a grown up plant....That's the way faith is....As you use it (plant it) it grows in strength and 'stature' becoming more powerful as you use it. The more you use it, the more powerful it gets.
I already Explained the difference in Biblical HOPE and worldly HOPE.Hope is not faith. You can hope all you want and never get anything. Faith is what pleases God.
Now here is what Jesus said about that.Faith only grows in quantity, not quality. The more faith one has the mature they are.
Jesus said if you don't doubt in your HEART.Doubt has to do with the mind which means to "(mentally) to waver (in opinion): - doubt."
If that were so then much of the Word of God would be in error but we know that is not true.The spirit of faith comes by hearing the Word of God. No one develops the Spirit of God, he is not given out in pieces a little at a time, neither is faith.
Fear is perverted faith.A person can have fear in one area, and not in others, the more areas in which a person fears the more fearful they are.
Jesus just got through teaching his Apostles about "forgiveness" and then his Apostles asked him to "increase" their faith. The Apostles thought they needed stronger faith to be able to forgive anyone who offended them. The Apostles thought exactly how the Church today thinks, that they need "stronger faith".Now here is what Jesus said about that.
Remember when the disciples said GIVE US MORE FAITH.
Jesus said if you had faith as the size of a mustard seed .
When explained it is the smallest seed but when it grows it becomes big and strong.
Why the mustard seed?
Mar 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.I already Explained the difference in Biblical HOPE and worldly HOPE.
Same Word different degrees of or character of.
For your sake I will say it again.
Biblical Hope is EXPECT, EXPECTED, EXPECTING.
Worldly hope is wish, wished and wishing.
Look at Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction,
Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.
That is narrow minded thinking. Much.of the time the works faith needs is standing and going the distance. Fighting the good fight of faith is also required.Faith without works is dead. Faith that has not been given a task to perform is dead.
The Word of God is what describes the work faith is to perform.
You are placing what you want to believe over what is written.Jesus just got through teaching his Apostles about "forgiveness" and then his Apostles asked him to "increase" their faith. The Apostles thought they needed stronger faith to be able to forgive anyone who offended them. The Apostles thought exactly how the Church today thinks, that they need "stronger faith".
Jesus then takes one of the smallest of all seeds showing them that the size of faith means absolutely nothing when it comes to faith. It has to do whether you have faith or not. If a man has any faith he will always speak and his faith will obey him to produce its desired outcome!