Faith, hope, and love cannot be substituted by each other. Faith is now; hope looks to the future. Believing—not hoping—gets the job done. Without
faith, hope is empty and will not produce results. You must have
confidence that God’s Word will come to pass. When you walk in faith,
you agree with the Word in your heart, believing it is already done.

  1. Faith, hope, and love are not interchangeable; each has a separate function (1 Corinthians 13:13.
    1. Faith is now; hope looks to the future (Hebrews 11:1).
    2. Believing, not hoping, gets results.
      1. Whenever we move what we are believing for to the future tense, we move out of faith and into the hope realm.
      2. Faith is in the present tense.
    3. Faith gives substance to things hoped for.
      1. Faith fills hope.

    4. Faith is all about confidence.
      1. You must have confidence in the Word of God.
      2. Spend time in the Scriptures.

  2. Your imagination draws the blueprint of what you want to experience in the future.
    1. Faith adds reality to unseen hope.
    2. The things you are believing to come to pass are just as real in the hope realm as they are in the physical realm.

  3. It is by faith that we are saved (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
    1. Faith must be in your heart and your mouth (Romans 10:9, 10).
    2. We must agree with and believe the Word of God.
    3. Receive from God by faith, not by hope.
    4. Faith is always in the present tense.
    5. See what you cannot see by seeing it through the eyes of faith.

Scripture References:

  • 1 Corinthians 13:13
  • Hebrews 11:1 (The Amplified Bible)
  • Ephesians 2:8, 9
  • Romans 10:9, 10