Wednesday, January 18, 2012

By Faith is how you can change the world. Hebrews 11:7-19 (Part 2)




Good morning! Happy wednesday xD aanyway, here we go.

Hebrews 11:7-19

Today's New International Version (TNIV)
 7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she[a] considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
 17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[b] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. 


Faith. Believing in things not seen, and believing God even if what he says seems crazy. I mean seriously, the only thing God said to Abraham was "Leave your country, your people, and your father's household and go to the land I will show you." There was no detailed map that highlighted every step of the way. xD Abraham didn't even know where he was going! But he trusted God. By faith, he, Sarai and Lot followed anyway.
Later, he continued that faith. Abraham offered his only son as a sacrifice,(sound familiar?)and through faith, knew that somehow, some way, God would save Issac. Sarai considered God faithful, and because of that, she was able to have a child at almost 100 years old.

Noah was called build an ark for a giant flood. Back then, it had never rained before, so they didn't know what rain was.(Genesis 2: 5-6) 
So to Noah, God was asking him to build some weird, massive "ark" object for him, and his family and for every animal species at that time, because water was going to fall out of the sky and kill everybody. 
See how crazy that sounds? But what did Noah do? He listened. He acted on faith. And by acting on that faith, he saved himself, saved his family, and set up the first foundation for Jesus' coming.

I mean, without the faith of Abraham and Noah, we wouldn't even be here right now. That's how tremendous their impact was. I doubt they realized how important their faith was though. They may have just believed that they were simply doing God's will. And it could be the same for you. You never know what God has in store. So keep acting on your faith in God, and do what he says. You never know who's life you'll change by taking that leap of faith. Just make sure you're in God's will.
Have a great day everyone and God bless! :D



2 comments:

  1. Your posts always encourage me! Great passage to read, thanks for sharing. God Bless :)

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    1. No problem! Thank you for reading! God bless you too!

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