The 3 Elements or Parts of Faith

The power of faith in your life is necessary for true victory. Faith is comprised of 3 elements; the unseen, the seen, and the end result.

Faith is based on hope. Hope is always based on the future. So, the first element of faith is hoping something changes in the future.

The second element is the seen. Since we use our 5 senses, we are very sight- oriented.  So, we are constantly trying to see what we desire, and in this stage the seen is in our imagination and thoughts. Have you ever wanted something?  If so,  it was first a thought or an image in your mind before it became a reality.

The third element of faith is the end result. The thing you hoped for; the image you saw in your mind is now realized and within your grasp.

Jesus told his disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait until they received the Holy Ghost.  So, they went to Jerusalem. That is hope or the unseen. Then they waited with the expectancy that they would be endued with power from above.  That is the seen or imagination. Then, they received the Holy Ghost just like Jesus said in Acts 2 and, so, the end result was actualized.

We see this principle, also, at work in the sermon on the mount.  There, Jesus said, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. To ask is to hope, to seek is to see it as possible, and to knock is to get what you have ask and sought for.

This principle works in every area of your life. You first must believe God, then believe what God has said, then receive what God has said was possible.

When Jesus met the man at the temple with the withered hand, he asked him a question. The question was will you be healed? The man replied, you can heal me. Then we see these three elements at work. The man says I believe you can heal me. This is the first element. Then he stretches forth his hand in obedience. This is the second element. Then he watches his hand made whole. This is the third element.

Mark 11:24 paints these three elements beautifully. Therefore I say unto you, What things you desire when you pray believe that you receive them and you shall have them.

Try putting this principle to work in your life and enjoy the outcome you receive.  Remember that you have not, because you ask not.  The first element is hope, which is based on need.  We hope for what we need, and what we need we hope for.  So ask and believe and receive. You will be glad you did.

Pastor Leon Wallace

Published in: on June 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm  Comments (1)  

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