Faith the Substance



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Hebrews 11:1 AMP … Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV … Now faith is the *substance[5287] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

From Netbibe Heb 11:1

  • substance[5287] = a setting or placing under, firm foundation, confidence, firm trust, assurance
    *from a compound of [5259] = place under
    and [2476] = make to stand, firm, fixed, established on sound foundation

From Netbibe: Heb 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature{substance[5287]}, and upholds all things by the word of His power. . When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high …

  • The Son, Jesus Christ is the exact nature/substance of God

From Netbibe: Heb 3:14
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance{substance[5287]} firm until the end …

  • hold[2722] = keep firm possession of
  • fast[949] = firm, sure, steadfast


Faith in Jesus Christ is the substance/firm foundation of our hope!

Hold fast the substance/firm foundation of our faith – Jesus Christ
=> until the end!

Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. –St. Augustine

1 Corinthians 13:12 AMP
For now [in this time of imperfection] we see in a mirror dimly [a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma], but then [when the time of perfection comes we will see reality] face to face{Jesus}. Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God].



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