Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Faith is the proof of what one believes. It is the evidence of what one’s heart accepts and trusts; the outward and physical product of mindset or heart’s fixture. You can accurate predicts one’s heart by one’s act.
We often misconstrue faith to be an unseen act, state of mind or an intangible article…but Faith is an act. The Bible says, “Now, Faith is the substance…an evidence of what is not seen”. Faith is a substance, a physical material, matter of a definite composition, verifiable and tangible. It is visible, the evidence of things not seen. Oh! How easily and clearly Faith could be seen; it is the evidence, mark or confirmation of things not seen. God sees our Faith.
Certain people had an issue, as its common to everyone in every place and time: man always has issues as life always happens and these people came to Jesus (as every wise man would do) and Bible recorded that Jesus saw their faith. Wow!
“…they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee…I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion (Mark 2:2-12).
Jesus did not have to pray…he merely spoke to him; “I say to thee…” and immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all. We need to gain truth about the reality and verity of Faith. Faith is not an item of the heart; it is the product of the heart. It is not a thought, it is an act. Faith in not a notion, it is a motion. It evidences what goes on in the heart.
Faith is the Act of the Heart.
Beloved, no one can act what is not in his heart except actors; and you know we don’t take actors seriously because we know they are only acting an unreal event; all the acts are fake. For instance, no one ever grieves over an actor who died in a movie; it does not even tickle any sorry feelings, often time people may even laugh or jeer over the death of an actor in a movie because it’s unreal, a fake act of dying. Actor acts what is not true of their heart.
Now, as no man ever takes an actor serious because he knows the act is not a product of his (actor’s) heart so does God never takes a man without faith serious because Faith is true act of the Heart. The Bible says, “…without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb. 11:6)
What does God say about your faith…or is it fake. Faith has proofs; it is evident by Acts.