Faith and works are the means that one overcomes all that is by design set against one in hope.
Overcoming is a step by step walk out of ones reasoning mind into the very mind of a God. This is accomplished only by God’s workmanship within ones being.
Overcoming is the tests that come against ones Faith, and one can only overcome these tests by deeper submission unto the workmanship of God’s hands. For it is both God’s will and Faith that empowers one to rise above that which is set against one in hope.
Overcoming will indeed yield the precious promise given in hope, ones Salvation. Here we see Paul’s words coming to Life.
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”