FAITH: All born again believers have faith. We could not be born again believers without faith according to Ephesians 2:8-9 which says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." The writer of Hebrews defined faith this way: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1). According to that Holy Spirit inspired definition, we can deduce that when we see Jesus in all His glory (1 Jn. 3:2), we will no longer need faith to believe in Him; we will know Him! Praise God! I so long for that day!
HOPE: All born again believers have hope. Paul wrote: "For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, the] do we with patience wait for it" (Rom. 8:24-25). Notice that our "hope" will end when we see Him. That is why our "hope" is not a "hope so" kind of uncertainty, but it is more the object of our faith, as described by Paul: "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27). Again, Paul wrote: "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope" (1 Tim. 1:1).
LOVE: All born again believers have love. We love God, and our "neighbors." The Scriptures say that "We love Him, because He first loved us" (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 2:4; 1 Jn. 4:19). Our love for our fellow man is evidence that we are saved; "We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren . . . " (1 Jn. 3:14). Clearly, the opposite it true; if we do not love the brethren, then we do not have evidence that we are saved. Those without assurance of their salvation, fear God. However, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear . . . " (1 Jn. 4:18).
Greater than faith and hope, love will never end because "God is Love" (1 Jn. 4:8, 16)!