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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
11:1 The definition of faith given in this verse, and exemplified in the various instances following, undoubtedly includes justifying faith, but not directly as justifying. For faith justifies only as it refers to, and depends on, Christ. But here is no mention of him as the object of faith; and in several of the instances that follow, no notice is taken of him or his salvation, but only of temporal blessings obtained by faith. And yet they may all be considered as evidences of the power of justifying faith in Christ, and of its extensive exercise in a course of steady obedience amidst difficulties and dangers of every kind. Now faith is the subsistence of things hoped for, the evidence or conviction of things not seen - Things hoped for are not so extensive as things not seen. The former are only things future and joyful to us ; the latter are either future, past, or present, and those either good or evil, whether to us or others. The subsistence of things hoped for - Giving a kind of present subsistence to the good things which God has promised: the divine supernatural evidence exhibited to, the conviction hereby produced in, a believer of things not seen, whether past, future, or spiritual; particularly of God and the things of God.
Heb 11:1 Living by Faith SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 11: Faith Explained. The Faith of the Elders. Remarkable Examples of Ancient Faith. All Seeking for a Better Country. The Victories of Faith. The Sufferings Ended by Faith. Christians Exhorted to Follow These Glorious Examples. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. The old meaning of "substance", as well as of "hupostasis", the Greek word here used, is "stand under", that is, to be a foundation. Faith is the foundation on which all our hopes for the future are built. The evidence of things not seen. Rather, the conviction or persuasion of things not seen. Without faith we would be limited to the very narrow world comprehended by the senses.
Pst Frank's comment on 2013-11-23 20:18:41:
Substance here is assurance that its already done. While hope is the conviction that what you asked of its yours.
Edwin's comment on 2013-11-20 03:36:01:
mmm indeed faith is a substances of things we hoped for..,, is to believe thing that we never see ..
Pastor Eduardo Puerta's comment on 2013-11-10 07:29:41:
The evidence of your miracle is the substance of the unseen. If you don't see the manifestation now...The SHADDAI Is about to show up in your life. Receive your miracle in Jesus name. God is not a man. He is the Almigthy GOD THE SHADDAI.... In heaven there is not poverty or sickness.... bring heaven to NOW and walk in the supernatural power of JESUS..... EXPECT YOUR MIRACLE IN JESUS NAME!
Michael's comment on 2013-10-27 05:42:37:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
The evidence of things not seen.. For instance your father may be living in America and hopefully knowing that one day he will take you there..
Peter Ccarthy's comment on 2013-10-24 21:17:07:
i need help I believe in Christ but cant stop smoking and have a hard time loving
Francisca Owusu Anasah's comment on 2013-10-10 12:55:10:
Our text describe faith as evidence of things not seen. For example, you hope for finances to meet obligations that you have to pay. Faith gives the assurance that you will have the money when you need it. You hope for physical strength to do work that you must do.Faith says ''The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1). Faith will say about itself everything that the says, for faith in God is simply faith in His Word.
Brianna's comment on 2013-10-09 12:52:52:
This scripture is excellent for disproving how people believe faith is blind. Evidence of things not seen. We have plenty of bible prophecies that have come true, that give evidence that God will fulfill his promises.
Enoch Emmanuel's comment on 2013-09-12 14:19:54:
faith is acting now on any heart desire that which you know that its profitable in god word.
Dan's comment on 2013-09-12 11:40:48:
Faith entails solid trust on things not seen.
VAILS's comment on 2013-08-02 07:35:40:
I UNDERSTAND FAITH, IT IS EVIDENCE UNSEEN THAT IS THE PROBLEM.
Osmund's comment on 2013-07-24 12:01:03:
I heard heb 11.1 last night like never before. Like you Susan the Holy Spirit to me to define substance and it brought and u understanding i never had for the scripture. Glory to God
Ntsedzeni's comment on 2013-07-16 02:47:48:
indeed faith is a substance of things hope for but evidence of things not seen
Faith's comment on 2013-06-25 02:04:07:
faith is beleiving that something will happen, must be a gift from GOD that is given as grace.
Cynthia Houlker's comment on 2013-03-05 00:50:04:
Salvation depends on Faith in Christ alone. So, knowing I can trust Him to save my soul from hell and destruction. While I walk this dark world, my soul knows that I can have Faith in Jesus Christ, even when my sight tells me to doubt. Amen and Amen.
Wb-jr's comment on 2013-01-22 03:30:45:
The only way we can please GOD is by faith. GOD has given us all a measure of faith.
Ej's comment on 2013-01-14 14:56:15:
"Hoped". Why not "hope". Things we "Hope" for are in a future sense. Example: I hope it does not rain, but it did rain. Or I hoped it would not rain and it did not. Past tense or future tense. Hoped versus Hope, "Hoped"; states it is already done. That is why "Faith is the substance of things Hoped for, The Evidence of things not seen". Our Salvation is complete in Christ Jesus. The evidence is in our Faith that God The Father has gifted us with. Faith is given by God, to us. We have not seen the completion of our Salvation, yet in Christ Jesus it is complete.
Nkoum Jean Bosco's comment on 2012-12-02 07:31:21:
Faith is also accepting what God says is, then is. What He says was, then was. What is going to be will be. What he says we are, then we are. What He says we have, then we have. What He says we can do, then we can.
Susan's comment on 2012-10-25 09:56:10:
WOW!!! THE HOLY SPIRIT spoke to me and told me to look up definition of substance and evidence that goes with Hebrews 11:1, I found this link and I am starting to understand it better.
Charles's comment on 2012-08-16 11:40:18:
I love this
Al Sikkema's comment on 2012-04-16 09:35:31:
I am trying to relate the verse in Herbrews 11:1 to another text in the bible that states, "by grace are ye saved, through faith, and not of yourselves". It is God that can only save us and it is his "gift". Where does faith come in? Can we say by grace are ye saved through the substance of things hoped for. If we are dead in trespasses and sins we can bring nothing forward of ourselves to save ourselves. The dry bones in that arose and became an army became alive because of one reason: GOD. Faith then must also be a gift that God must give as well as Grace. This would then make Faith the substance of things hoped for (as much as the Lord will give us. Paul says I am what I am by the grace of God.
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