Faith Sees, Faith Speaks, Faith Acts

Paul PayneTeaching Resources

Faith Sees the Answer 

Proverbs 4:20-24 – “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a forward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.” 

Many people fail because they see themselves failing. They allow the Word to depart from their eyes. 

Matthew 14:22-31 

Peter allowed the Word to depart from his eyes. 

To have need of “seeing and feeling” evidence before you can believe is actually being faithless. 

John 20:27-29 

Thomas believed only after he could see. 

Many people pray but never see themselves with the answer, instead they see themselves getting worse. They are always looking at the wrong things. 

Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” 

When you pray, you must see yourself as having received. 

REMEMBER: Believing always comes before seeing. 

Faith Speaks the Answer 

Faith speaks only what the Word says. 

Faith speaks what it believes. 

2 Corinthians 4:13 – “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I 

believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” 

Mark 5:21-41 

Notice their statements of faith. 

Faith Acts 

Faith without corresponding actions is void or destitute of power. 

James 2:17-22 – “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (v.17). 

Corresponding action makes faith perfect. 

Luke 17:12-19 

Faith can be seen through actions. 

Luke 5:17-20 

Faith Is Always NOW 

Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” 

Faith is always now; hope looks to the future. 

Faith is giving substance to things hoped for. 

You may hope to have the money to meet a certain obligation, but faith gives you the assurance that you will have it when you need it. 

It’s not hoping, wanting, or wishing that brings results, but believing. 

Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Matthew 21:22 – “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” 

Faith is always present tense. 

As long as you are struggling to receive and looking to see the answer in the natural, it won’t work. Faith says, “It’s mine, I have it now.”

Faith Is the “Raw Material” 

Hebrews 11:3 – “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” 

Genesis 1:1-3 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void… And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” 

If you don’t have the raw material from which to make the product you desire, then the product can never materialize. You must have the substance. 

On the other hand, you can have the raw material, but if you don’t know how to use it, the product will still not materialize. 

The Bible is the faith manual. Faith is the substance, and speaking the Word is the method of causing the unseen to materialize. 

Faith Is the Proof 

If you have proof for something, then it does exist whether you can see it or not. 

The eye of faith always sees the finished product. 

Many people look at the wrong things and so they walk in unbelief and destroy the effects of their praying. 

Constantly affirm, even in the face of contradictory evidence, that your need is met.

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