We are living by faith


Teach the vision line-by-line. Keep it short.

What does it mean to ‘live’ by faith?

Romans 4: 19-21 [Amp]
‘He [Abraham] did not weaken in faith when he
considered the [utter] impotence of his own body,
which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.
No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,

  Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.’

Abraham died still believing ‘that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.’ Isaac was just the start of the fulfillment. Living by faith is not a hop, skip and a jump from one faith ‘project’ to another, it’s knowing God intimately and fully trusting Him, always, until . . . .

2 Corinthians 4: 13, 14, 18 [Amp]
‘Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak,
  Assured that He Who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise us up also with Jesus and bring us [along] with you into His presence.
  Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.’

So we think differently, we speak differently, we act differently (to the world) because our understanding is not merely of human reasoning but of God who IS.

Psalm 27: 4, 5 [NKJV]
‘One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.
  For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.’