Faith is defined in hebrews 11:1 as "NOW". Despite this obvious truth, present tense usage, so many christians are over heard saying that they are believing (present tense) for a manifestation (future tense) of what is obviously an instruction to expect (present tense). Hebrews 11:1 says we are to expect now, not wait for the future tense answer to our prayers.
It is this mistaken mindset that causes not only a delay in our faith being manifested, but also a disappointment. Hope does not disappoint, yet so many christians are disappointed. Perhaps it is safe to suggest that christians are disappointed because their faith is misplaced? Perhaps if believers were to believe with expectancy of "now" we would see that Hope truly does not disappoint?
I realize this very convoluted piece may take some time to digest, but if we had more believers taking the word literally and fewer christians debating we would have less disappointment and more victory?
My beloved fellow believer. Faith is "Now", and "hope" does not disappoint. The centurion said :"Help my unbelief". That perhaps is the succinct way of saying what I have convoluted this morning. Help my unbelief, for surely it is that very unbelief that disappoints and not the word of the Lord.
Once we start praying (with expectation), believing (with thankfulness) and receiving with joy, we will truly be walking in victory. This is the same victory walk that was preached across dozens of pulpits yesterday morning, and probably a dozen or so more next Sunday morning.