Extraordinary faith

Let’s start with the book of Hebrews, the 11th chapter and read the chapter of faith, what does
faith mean?
What Is Faith?
11 Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if
we do not see it. 2 Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past.
3 It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see
was made by something that cannot be seen.
4 It was by faith that Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. God said he was pleased
with the gifts Abel offered and called Abel a good man because of his faith. Abel died, but
through his faith he is still speaking.
5 It was by faith that Enoch was taken to heaven so he would not die. He could not be found,
because God had taken him away. Before he was taken, the Scripture says that he was a man
who truly pleased God. 6 Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must
believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him.
7 It was by faith that Noah heard God’s warnings about things he could not yet see. He obeyed
God and built a large boat to save his family. By his faith, Noah showed that the world was
wrong, and he became one of those who are made right with God through faith.
8 It was by faith Abraham obeyed God’s call to go to another place God promised to give him.
He left his own country, not knowing where he was to go. 9 It was by faith that he lived like a
foreigner in the country God promised to give him. He lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who
had received that same promise from God. 10 Abraham was waiting for the city[a] that has real
foundations—the city planned and built by God.
11 He was too old to have children, and Sarah could not have children. It was by faith that
Abraham was made able to become a father, because he trusted God to do what he had
promised.[b] 12 This man was so old he was almost dead, but from him came as many
descendants as there are stars in the sky. Like the sand on the seashore, they could not be
13 All these great people died in faith. They did not get the things that God promised his people,
but they saw them coming far in the future and were glad. They said they were like visitors and
strangers on earth. 14 When people say such things, they show they are looking for a country
that will be their own. 15 If they had been thinking about the country they had left, they could
have gone back. 16 But they were waiting for a better country—a heavenly country. So God is
not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.
17 It was by faith that Abraham, when God tested him, offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice. God
made the promises to Abraham, but Abraham was ready to offer his own son as a sacrifice. 18
God had said, “The descendants I promised you will be from Isaac.”[c] 19 Abraham believed that
God could raise the dead, and really, it was as if Abraham got Isaac back from death.
20 It was by faith that Isaac blessed the future of Jacob and Esau. 21 It was by faith that Jacob,
as he was dying, blessed each one of Joseph’s sons. Then he worshiped as he leaned on the top
of his walking stick.
22 It was by faith that Joseph, while he was dying, spoke about the Israelites leaving Egypt and
gave instructions about what to do with his body.
23 It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born. They saw that
Moses was a beautiful baby, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s order.
24 It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of the king of
Egypt’s daughter. 25 He chose to suffer with God’s people instead of enjoying sin for a short
time. 26 He thought it was better to suffer for the Christ than to have all the treasures of Egypt,
because he was looking for God’s reward. 27 It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not
afraid of the king’s anger. Moses continued strong as if he could see the God that no one can
see. 28 It was by faith that Moses prepared the Passover and spread the blood on the doors so
the one who brings death would not kill the firstborn sons of Israel.
29 It was by faith that the people crossed the Red Sea as if it were dry land. But when the
Egyptians tried it, they were drowned.
30 It was by faith that the walls of Jericho fell after the people had marched around them for
seven days.
31 It was by faith that Rahab, the prostitute, welcomed the spies and was not killed with those
who refused to obey God.
32 Do I need to give more examples? I do not have time to tell you about Gideon, Barak,
Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets. 33 Through their faith they defeated
kingdoms. They did what was right, received God’s promises, and shut the mouths of lions. 34
They stopped great fires and were saved from being killed with swords. They were weak, and yet
were made strong. They were powerful in battle and defeated other armies. 35 Women received
their dead relatives raised back to life. Others were tortured and refused to accept their freedom
so they could be raised from the dead to a better life. 36 Some were laughed at and beaten.
Others were put in chains and thrown into prison. 37 They were stoned to death, they were cut in
half,[d] and they were killed with swords. Some wore the skins of sheep and goats. They were
poor, abused, and treated badly. 38 The world was not good enough for them! They wandered in
deserts and mountains, living in caves and holes in the earth.
39 All these people are known for their faith, but none of them received what God had promised.
40 God planned to give us something better so that they would be made perfect, but only
together with us.
I like the Amplified Bible definition of faith
1 NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being
the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact
what is not revealed to the senses
Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not
see.” Perhaps no other component of the Christian life is more important than faith. We cannot
purchase it, sell it or give it to our friends. So what is faith and what role does faith play in the
Christian life? The dictionary defines faith as “belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or
something, especially without logical proof.” It also defines faith as “belief in and devotion to
God.” The Bible has much more to say about faith and how important it is. In fact, it is so
important that, without faith, we have no place with God, and it is impossible to please Him
(Hebrews 11:6). According to the Bible, faith is belief in the one, true God without actually seeing
Where does faith come from? Faith is not something we conjure up on our own, nor is it
something we are born with, nor is faith a result of diligence in study or pursuit of the spiritual.
Ephesians 2:8-9 makes it clear that faith is a gift from God, not because we deserve it, have
earned it, or are worthy to have it. It is not from ourselves; it is from God. It is not obtained by our
power or our free will. Faith is simply given to us by God, along with His grace and mercy,
according to His holy plan and purpose, and because of that, He gets all the glory.
Why have faith? God designed a way to distinguish between those who belong to Him and those
who don’t, and it is called faith. Very simply, we need faith to please God. God tells us that it
pleases Him that we believe in Him even though we cannot see Him. A key part of Hebrews 11:6
tells us that “he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” This is not to say that we have faith in
God just to get something from Him. However, God loves to bless those who are obedient and
faithful. We see a perfect example of this in Luke 7:50. Jesus is engaged in dialog with a sinful
woman when He gives us a glimpse of why faith is so rewarding. “Your faith has saved you; go in
peace.” The woman believed in Jesus Christ by faith, and He rewarded her for it. Finally, faith is
what sustains us to the end, knowing that by faith we will be in heaven with God for all eternity.
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you
believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal
of your faith, the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:8-9).
Examples of faith. Hebrews chapter 11 is known as the “faith chapter” because in it great deeds
of faith are described. By faith Abel offered a pleasing sacrifice to the Lord (v. 4); by faith Noah
prepared the ark in a time when rain was unknown (v. 7); by faith Abraham left his home and
obeyed God’s command to go he knew not where, then willingly offered up his only son (vv. 8-10,
17); by faith Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt (vv. 23-29); by faith Rahab received the
spies of Israel and saved her life (v. 31). Many more heroes of the faith are mentioned “who
through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who
shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword;
whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign
armies” (vv. 33-34). Clearly, the existence of faith is demonstrated by action.
According to the Bible, faith is essential to Christianity. Without demonstrating faith and trust in
God, we have no place with Him. We believe in God’s existence by faith. Most people have a
vague, disjointed notion of who God is but lack the reverence necessary for His exalted position
in their lives. These people lack the true faith needed to have an eternal relationship with the God
who loves them. Our faith can falter at times, but because it is the gift of God, given to His
children, He provides times of trial and testing in order to prove that our faith is real and to
sharpen and strengthen it. This is why James tells us to consider it “pure joy” when we fall into
trials, because the testing of our faith produces perseverance and matures us, providing the
evidence that our faith is real (James 1:2-4).
Faith works in Tangible ways, that can be measured
11 Because of faith also Sarah herself received physical power to conceive a child, even when
she was long past the age for it, because she considered [God] Who had given her the promise
to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word. [Gen. 17:19; Gen. 18:11-14; Gen. 21:2]
Sarah herself receive physical power to conceive a child when she has long passed age how can
you explain a woman of this age, being renewed in such a way that her physical body was
changed literally.
Faith works in us, through us, around us, in our lives, our businesses, our relationships and our
personal limitations. Look at the disciples of Jesus ordinary men, Who became extraordinary for
Remember as a believer God shares his life with us.
Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me
from the law of sin and of death.
The law of Spirit of life What is this law of life? It is resurrection power, Of Jesus Christ living in
us. Dunamis Power, to heal to save, power, to deliver, Cancel your past, deliver you from this
present evil age and bring you into a new future, that’s what the Bible says is salvation.
Paul knew that Christ power was working in him.
Galatians 2:20
20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for
Romans 8:11
11 And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who
raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable)
bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you.
Let’s take a look at this word salvation such an amazing word, it has many meanings Eternal life
, redemption deliverance, salvage, restoration, preservation, reinstatement, replace,
rehabilitation, reestablish, reconstruction, reproduction, renovation, renewal, revival,

refreshments, resuscitation , reanimation, re-verification, re-organization,Use, resurrection,  

resurgence, rebirth, regeneration, recovery, convalescence, recuperation, sure, repair, reparation,
readdress, revival, relief, healing, restitution, return, redemption, reinvestment, I told use,
resurrection, researchers, rebirth, regeneration, recovery, convalescence, recuperation, sure,
repair, reparation, readdress, revival, relief, healing, restitution, return, redemption, reinvestment,
Glory to God all these things or yours in salvation they belong to you but you have to understand
something about faith It has to have a place in your heart.
Let’s take a look at why sometimes faith doesn’t work, dead faith or living faith. Paul says test
your faith to see if it’s working in you.
2 Corinthians 13:5
5 Look closely at yourselves. Test yourselves to see if you are living in the faith. Don’t you realize
that Christ Jesus is in you? Of course, if you fail the test, he is not in you. 6 But I hope you will
see that we have not failed the test. 7 We pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Our
concern here is not for people to see that we have passed the test in our work with you. Our
main concern is that you do what is right, even if it looks as if we have failed the test. 8 We
cannot do anything that is against the truth but only what promotes the truth. 9 We are happy to
be weak if you are strong. And this is what we pray—that your lives will be made completely right
Hebrews 4:2,3
2 For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they
[the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but
the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the
leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom,
and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and
Caleb] who heard (did believe)
3 For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in
accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said,
As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had
been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the
world. [Ps. 95:11]
Let’s take a look at this word rest

Hebrews 4:1  

1 And we still have the promise that God gave those people. That promise is that we can enter
his place of rest. So we should be very careful that none of you fails to get that promise. 2 Yes,
the good news about it was told to us just as it was to them. But the message they heard did not
help them. They heard it but did not accept it with faith. 3 Only we who believe it are able to enter
God’s place of rest. As God said,
“I was angry and made a promise:
‘They will never enter my place of rest.
* katapausis * kat-ap’-ow-sis reposing down, that is, (by Hebraism) abode: – rest.
Abode or Abiding
John 15:7
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what[+] ye will, and it shall be done
unto you.
7 If ye abide
* men
* men’-o * A primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy): –
abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry thine own.
in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
According to this thought, the word has to abide in you live you, in your mind and spirit by faith
which is active, alive, expecting faith, Believing faith, receiving faith, enduring faith, confessing
faith, declaring faith , just like David, and Abraham, receiving faith.
According to John this kind of faith is not a thing or an object ,But a person the beloved son of
1 John 1
1 From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in–we heard it with our own ears, saw it with
our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. 2 The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes;
we saw it happen! And now we’re telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was,
incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us.
3 We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this
experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 Our motive for writing is
simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!
5 This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light,
pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him.
6 If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the
dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth–we’re not living what we claim. 7 But if we walk in
the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the
sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.

The word became real active, alive ,powerful, personal, intimate.  

The power of God’s faith, is released to do creative miracles, when you abide in the word, and
the word abides in you.
transformations occurs in us, so we can experience an extraordinary life.
The days of ordinary would be over, no longer would they live the same way, from now on. their
lives would be shaped by, Jesus Christ. And not only those early disciples, but all who would
welcome him into their hearts and make him Lord. Seeing and experiencing the mighty power of
God working in real people with broken lives, how exciting. Just like Peter an ordinary Man that
could be changed into extraordinary man walking on the water, raising the dead, so that his
shadow could heal, people from sickness and disease. The sick and the cripple at the gate
beautiful stood up and was set free , praising God. Let’s stand up and become extraordinary
Men and woman of God that could be changed into extraordinary. Walking on the water raising
the dead, his very shadow, touching people and healing them from sickness and diseases as well
from infirmities like the cripple at the gate beautiful who stood up and was set free. Begin
praising God for what was done.You to can stand up, and live extraordinary for God. It begins
the moment that, you mix faith with a personal relationship with Jesus.