Romans 4:19-20
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

This is how you know you have entered into biblical faith, there is peace and rest in your heart and you are praising, giving glory to God for what you know is ALREADY completed in your behalf.  You are fully persuaded KNOWING the thing you have believed for is DONE.  This praise is something that billows forth from way down in your spirit.  It is not praise coming from the mind.  It is fine to praise God from the mind, but biblical heart faith produces an unflinching KNOWING, REST, PEACE, and that results in you praising God from every fiber of your being because you KNOW it is ALREADY DONE.   Biblical faith is unflinching and undaunted at the circumstances.  The circumstances and amount of time mean nothing to Faith, absolutely zero.  Faith does not take in to account contradictory words or circumstances to the Word of God.  The Word of God says, "Abraham CONSIDERED NOT."  That's important because biblical Faith does not entertain or consider anything contrary to what God has spoken!  Biblical faith cannot be moved from its position, notice it says Abraham did not waver for even a moment through unbelief.  Biblical faith is one of the most powerful forces on the planet.  You know in your spirit it is already done, even if at that very moment, you do not see it with your natural eyes.  There is a KNOWING, this thing has been completed.  That knowing causes you to praise God super abundantly!  Regardless of whether or not you see it, you know it's done.  This is what took place in Abraham's life, and as he gave glory (praise and thanksgiving) to God it further strengthened and solidified his faith.

Here are a few litmus tests for hope and faith:

• Hope produces a positive and confident expectation of how a situation will turn out (future).   Faith produces a positive response, an action now (present).

• Hope is passive.  Faith is active.

• Hope does not have an outward action, it is a positive and confident belief.  Faith has an outward action or demonstration.

• Hope waits expectantly for the answer.  Faith knows it is already done.

• Hope is constantly looking for the answer to show up.  Faith considers the matter completely done and over with.

-Ashley Robbins 


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