Five Minute Faith Talks: “Faith That Sees Beyond”

Hebrews 11:1-3  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  (2)  For by it the elders obtained a good report.  (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.

In these verses, the author Paul establishes a very concise and strong definition of the kind of faith that pleases God. He points out that this kind of faith is not only pleasing to God, but it enables us to see beyond our current situation to something better that awaits us.

                 Because of recent events, we just want to take some time to connect with our community and encourage you to look beyond this situation with faith.

                 In Vs. 1 he tells us that this Faith that Sees Beyond is substance and evidence. Substance (Greek hupostasis; assurance; confidence) and evidence (Greek elegchos; proof; conviction). Faith that Sees Beyond has assurance that there is something better beyond this and a conviction of this to be true. Where does this conviction come from? It comes from the fact that our hope is not in this life alone, but in the eternal God who gives us this hope.

                 In Vs. 2, he tells us that those who came before us also had this Faith That Sees Beyond and because of that did great things in this life. We now look back on their lives with great admiration. They didn’t let their current situations, which were difficult, dissuade them from seeing beyond and faith that things would eventually turn out better.

                 In Vs. 3, he tells us that this Faith that Sees Beyond recognizes that everything around us was created by the spoken word of God and that if God can create this great universe and everything that therein is with just a spoken word, that same God sees things on a bigger scale than we do and therefore can, with a spoken word, create a better future for us! It simply takes holding on to that Faith That Sees Beyond  and waiting on it to come to pass!

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Published by Jason Fulmer

Jason Fulmer is a Pastor and Personal Development Teacher. He currently operates two blogs: where he posts Bible-based Pastoral articles, and where he posts Bible-based leadership and development articles. His life's goal is to encourage men and women to go to THEIR next level of living and leading. He believes the best way to accomplish this goal is through Education and Example!

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