The world will know the truth by faith….!!!

And what shall I say further? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, [Judg. 4:1-5; 6:1-8, 35; 11:1-12, 15; 13:1-16; I Sam. 1-30; II Sam. 1-24; I Kings 1-2; Acts 3:24.]

 Who by [the help of] faith subdued kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promised blessings, closed the mouths of lions, [Dan. 6.]

Extinguished the power of raging fire, escaped the devourings of the sword, out of frailty and weakness won strength and became stalwart, even mighty and resistless in battle, routing alien hosts. [Dan. 3.] (Hebrews 11:32-34 AMP)

In my previous post (you can read it here) I spoke about some of the insights I got about faith from reading Hebrews 11. This is part two of that post. In the first part I asked if we really understand what faith is. I concluded that we don’t and upon reading Hebrews 11 I realized how true that was. So let me move on.

In the scripture I just shared we see some pretty amazing things. Look at what faith did for the men and women of old:

– By faith they subdued kingdoms

– By faith they administered justice

– Obtained promised blessings

– Closed the mouth of lions

– Extinguished the power of raging fire and a host of other things……

By faith they administered justice! The principalities and powers in the time of the men and women of old worshipped idols, burnt their children in honor of them, and committed other atrocious things but by faith the men and women of God administered justice! They never stood by as the world committed unspeakable acts. God called men and women to speak out, and do something. They were the voice of Justice to the world at that time!  When their home was destroyed they looked to Him to repay them for what happened. By faith they administered justice!

Today there are things happening that need to be stopped. ISIS freely killing Christians in Iraq, trafficking is at its highest, Israel is at war and so on and so on. There is just so much injustice happening but by faith justice can be administered! How exactly, I don’t know! Maybe through prayer or maybe through speaking out I don’t know but if the men and women of old administered justice through faith so can we!

We see faith in action in a way we have never understood and have never tried ever. The men and women of old understood much more about faith. They were looking at a much bigger picture, and maybe it’s like that because someone never showed us and told us how to REALLY use our faith, I don’t know, but what I do know is our faith can do much more than heal the flu we had two days ago!! We can use it to affect change in the world. But realize something; the person making the change is God! We are the ones who come to Him in faith and He is the One who does the changing…..!

Faith was used to subdue kingdoms, obtain blessings (which I will talk about in more detail in an upcoming post), administer justice; close the mouth of lions………

It has been hard writing this post because Hebrews paints a very foreign picture of faith. It paints a different kind of faith, a faith that can subdue kingdoms, administer justice, close the mouth of lions; obtain promises and so much more. But what does that mean in our everyday life? If the faith we have been given is so powerful what does this mean for us?

It means we can make a difference. As we have faith in God we can make a difference in the affairs of earth. We don’t have to sit back discouraged and helpless. Our faith can make a difference in a broken world if we only believe in Him. Apart from faith we can do nothing. Apart from God we are powerless. As I think about the things the men and women of old did, they were on their own. They were alone most of the time, abandoned, cast out, persecuted, betrayed, unpopular, considered weird, uneducated, poor and so many other things but because of their faith in God they did amazing things, things that would impact the world forever!! May God give us understanding and may He open our eyes to see the truth. We have been called to do great things but that will only happen when we have faith in God. Trust that He can and WILL do great things through you!

Stay tuned for part three which will be coming soon……..




7 thoughts on “The world will know the truth by faith….!!!

  1. “But realize something; the person making the change is God! We are the ones who come to Him in faith and He is the One who does the changing…..!”

    Rolain, this reminded me of a teaching on 1 Kings 18:41-46 where Elijah was praying for rain and repeatedly sent his servant to check and see if there was any rain yet. 7 times he sent him and there was nothing, then finally there was a small cloud.

    The teacher was talking about that and making the illustration that we should exercise our faith in that same way in our own lives. To pray in faith like Elijah and also like in the parable of the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8. To pray and keep watching for our prayers to be answered. Keep checking. Keep believing.

    I have to admit finding this very challenging when there is “no rain on the horizon” – basically no change in the particular circumstances I’m praying about. But I also tell God, Lord, I believe help my unbelief.

    God bless.

    • Wow Karen…..!!
      Thank you for sharing that. I will start doing that as well. I think that is very profound and thinking on it some more I see how the very act of constantly checking for the cloud was a declaration of the faith he had. He knew God would or had heard his prayer. Now it was just a waiting for the manifestation of what he had prayed! Thanks again for sharing that Karen….
      God bless you!


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  3. I love this….one profound teaching that I have received on faith is the fact that faith is ever present. Faith is not necessarily something we need more of. It is something that we need to learn how to access more. God has freely given faith to each and everyone of us. We all have a measure, and it is our job to learn how to use that measure. When we are good stewards over the measure that God has given then He reveals unto us how to access even more. So, with that said, everything that we will ever need has already been made available. We just have to exercise our faith more so that we can unlock more.

    • Thanks for sharing that. May God help us learn how to use the measure of faith He has given us. There are things God wants us to unlock in our lives but we can only do so by faith. At the end I would like to hear I used my faith in the way I was supposed to……Those are some great thoughts you shared…..

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