Faith, what is it?
Faith is an inward operation of that divine power which dwells in the contrite heart, and which has power to lay hold of the things not seen. Faith is divine act, faith is God in the soul. God operates by His Son, and transforms the natural into the supernatural. Faith is active, never dormant; faith lays hold, faith is the hand of God, faith is the power of God, faith never fears, faith lives amid the greatest conflict, faith is always active, faith moves even things that cannot be moved. God fills us with His divine power, and sin is dethroned.
"The just shall live by faith" Habakkuk 2:4 NKJ
Habakkuk 2:4 NIV
“See, the enemy is puffed up;
his desires are not upright—
but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness
Galatians 3:11 NIV
Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”
Hebrews 10:38 NIV
“But my righteous one will live by faith.
And I take no pleasure
in the one who shrinks back.”
You cannot live by faith until you are righteous.
You cannot live by faith if you are unholy, or dishonest.
Taken from: Smith Wigglesworth, The complete Collection of his life teachings, pg. 713.