Faith, hope, and love are a team. Faith works by love and it is the substance of things hoped for. But love is the power charge behind faith. It is impossible to please God without faith, and since it works by love, without love faith can’t function. Why? Because God has faith, but He is love. (1 John 4:7-8). First Corinthians 13:13 says, “So now abide faith, hope, and love, these three. But the greatest of these is love.” Abide means “to stay, dwell, or remain.” Faith, hope, and love are living spiritual forces. They are the forces by which God operates.
Hope is the blueprint of faith. It is the picture or vision of the thing promised in God’s WORD that is earnestly desired or needed, like healing or the finances to pay a debt. Without hope, faith has nothing to work with to bring the things desired from the unseen into the seen world of the five physical senses.
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