Genuine Faith Is Conquering Faith!
(2)By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments.
(3)For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.
(4)For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:1-4.
It is Christ's faith within us wherein we are able to stand strong and immoveable in the face of trials and tribulations. It is Christ's faith within us that becomes a powerful shield, protecting us and quenching all the fiery darts of Satan. It is Christ's faith within us that not only makes us invulnerable to Satan's attacks, but also enabled us to overcome the world.
In the original Greek text, the verb is in the past tense. Our faith that is in Jesus Christ is the victory that HAS already overcome the world. The victory has already been won! We need only to hear and to receive!
Faith is a supernatural force produced in the heart of man by hearing and receiving the written Word and the Living Word, Jesus Christ, into his life. Jesus and the Word cannot be separated. Jesus is the Word. When one "hears" - "receives" - the Word into his spirit, he receives faith. "So that faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" Romans 10:17.
The Apostle Paul did not boast in his own faith. He said, "...the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20.