"Faith" is found only twice in the Old Testament and 245 times in the New Testament.
By definition Faith is:
- allegiance to duty or a person : LOYALTY
- fidelity to one's promises
- sincerity of intentions
- belief and trust in and loyalty to God
- belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion
- firm belief in something for which there is no proof
- complete trust
- something that is believed especially with strong conviction especially : a system of religious beliefs
It simply means "to confide in, so as to be secure without fear," "to flee for refuge to, or to take shelter in," "to stay or rest on," "to believe or to take one at his word," "to rely on the promise of another," "and to put absolute trust in a person without questioning or doubts as to his faithfulness."
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." — the title deed. " To call those things which be not as though they were." It is a merging of assurance and conviction, the counting or reckoning of a thing as though it were already done. Faith is dogmatic and takes action. It doesn't see obstacles or impossibilities. Regardless of the situation or circumstances that may arise and present things contrary to it, faith, true faith stands the test of time. Faith doesn't back down. Faith doesn't quit. Faith is determined. Faith keeps on pursuing. Faith is that firm determination and settledness that counts what your believing for already done. Faith says "I can" when others says it can't.