“Now faith (pistis) is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.”
So then, faith is substance and not just historic happenings. Faith must show acute life, resilient life, present life and relevant life.
The Greek word for “faith” is “pistis.” But many times, for proper English grammar, it is translated as “believe, belief, or faithful.” Now the problem comes when we change the definition of these words through the many generations to where “believe” means “to wish” or “to agree with a form of philosophy.” The word faithful is now defined as “loyalty.” However, in the Bible, these words have the same Greek word behind them. The word “pistis” which is the word for “faith.”
In our study of the Word of God it is important to properly define these words in the manner in which they are written and not with our common parlance, or we will be making up a new religion.
In short, believe, belief, faithful and faith, all come from the same Greek word and have precisely the same meaning.
This is a revelatory, central learning point that is much needed by every maturing Christ believer. Learn how to destroy those faith killers in your life. Understand the substance of heaven like never before. Experience your faith doing the works like never before.