We stand accepted among God‘s elect.Romans 11:5Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. , 19: “Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace . . . Because of unbelief they [disobedient Israelites] were broken off, and you stand by faith” (see also 2 Corinthians 1:24Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand..
We obey God.Hebrews 11:8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. “By faith Abraham obeyed . . .”
We conduct ourselves as God directs—not according to our own perception.2 Corinthians 5:7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) : “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
We come confidently before God.Ephesians 3:12In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. : “. . . In whom [Christ] we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”
We expect and experience miracles. Matthew 17:20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. .: “For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (see also Mark 9:23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. ).
We are healed.Acts 3:16And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. :
“And His [Jesus’] name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong . . . Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all” (compare Mark 5:34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. ; James 5:15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. ).
We have courage to endure trials and receive God’s promises.Hebrews 11:33-34  Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,  Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
“. . . Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong . . .”
We overcome the world.1 John 5:4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. : “And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
We inherit the promises of God.Hebrews 6:12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. “. . . That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
We ultimately receive salvation.1 Peter 1:7-9  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith —the salvation of your souls.”
We are given eternal life.John 3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (see also verse 15).
Since most people don’t read the Bible, they know little about God. Many aren’t even sure whether God is real. What about you? What kind of faith do you have? Do you want to have more? Do you understand what faith really is?
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. See All…, New International Version).
Do you see much faith in the world around you? Much of society today is secular-oriented and virtually devoid of faith. Since most people don’t read the Bible, they don’t know much about the true God.
Many are not even sure there is a God. Others, although they believe in Him, don’t know what kind of God He is. This situation shouldn’t surprise us. After all, it’s impossible for people to have living faith in a God they don’t know or even know much about.
What about you? Have you thought about—do you know —what God is able and willing to do for you?
The God of the Bible tells us that we can come to know and develop a relationship with Him. We can know what He has planned for us and our families in this life and in the future. We can rest assured that He wants good things for us. His Word tells us that “godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come” (1 Timothy 4:8For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. See All…, emphasis added throughout).
Not only can we come to know God, to believe in God, but—much more—we can learn to believe God.
There is a huge difference. Many people believe in God. They assume He exists, although they probably haven’t given His existence much thought. But God is not real enough to them, and this lack of reality affects what they think and do.
To believe God, on the other hand, is to have faith that God can and will do for us whatever He has promised to do. The Bible tells us that the ancient patriarch Abraham “believed God” and explains that “he did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to [and would] perform” (Romans 4:3For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. See All…, 20-21).
God expects us to act on this trusting belief. He requires that we have living faith in His existence, power and promises.
Faith isn’t some magical ingredient. It does, however, lead to a confident attitude toward God. Faith motivates our minds to the assurance of God’s power and will to act in our lives. Faith becomes more than a mental conviction as it grows into a commitment—not only to trust God to involve Himself in our lives but, with His help, to do His will. We can rest assured that God’s will does not include frivolous or unproductive behavior—only, as we saw above, “godliness [that] is profitable for all things.”
Just like Isaac and Ishmael…… had the SAME FATHER which allowed the two sons to share some similarities…… Case n Point >>> Love may look like Lust “in the beginning”…but stick around and wait it out and you shall see that although they may have / share a few similarities… They are indeed TOTALLY not the same! Things that appear to be or presents itself one way but is not is called impersonation. Stop falling for things that are imposters –
1. The Law of God Speaks Against it:
Leviticus 18:22, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Deuteronomy 23:17, “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.”
2. Biblical History Speaks Against it:
Genesis 19:4-12, “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:”
Genesis 19:23-28, “The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.”