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Wednesday, 03 March 2010 04:41

 

Who’s your Hero?

  

  

Devotional done by Ess-Jee from standforyourmarriage.org 

 

A while back I did a devotional on Heroes, and how there are no more real time Heroes left. We have no one to look up too. Like I said in that devotional most heroes are like sport heroes or movie stars or who ever, they let us down because of their lack of self control or their own selfishness or pride. People are desperately looking for roll models in this dark world we life in. Have you read Hebrews 11? This book in the bible can be seen as the Faith Hero Museum. Showing us all that can be done if we decide to Follow Jesus and lay our life’s down for His and follow Him. Join me as we enter the museum and see what real Heroes are made of.

 

Before we enter lets read:

 

Hebrews 11

 

1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.2For by it the elders obtained a good report.3Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

To become a true Faith Hero you must believe in the unseen, even if you pray for months you must stand firm believing that your God is faithful in doing what He promised you in His word. OK lets start in our journey finding out what is a real Hero and how does one become one.

 

 

 

4By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.  5By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.  6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

MMM, so those who diligently seek Him with Faith will see Him, we must seek God diligently. Never wavering in our commitment and devotion seeking Him first in everything, those who seek Him out of a humble heart will find Him.

 

7By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.  8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.  9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:  10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

 

 

 

11Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

 

16But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.  17By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,  18Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:  19Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.  20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.  21By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.  22By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

 

 

 

23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.  24By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;  25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;  26Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.  27By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

 

 

 

30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.  31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

 

 

 

33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. 34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

 

 

 

35Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:  36And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Wow I left the best part for last, the last 2 Heroes of our journey;

 

 

 

Jesus Christ came and defeated death, satan and sin for us. He gave himself for us to have a life full of abundance and Victory. He wants me and you to stand up in this dark world and be light beacons for the hurting people out there. All these men and women mentioned in the Faith Hero museum were men and women just like me and you trusting God and giving Him all the Glory. The Lord has a calling on your life, I know that He also has a place for your picture in that museum; all you must do is trust in Him and to follow Him. Pick up Your cross and be obedient to your Lord and savoir. Yes I can guarantee you that when you really start following Christ, things will get difficult at first and the Road may feel long and hard. All those who followed God did get there just reward.

 

 

 

Will you be the next Faith Hero featuring here?

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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