One common mistake Christians make is failing to understand the power of uncommon faith and the uncommon Christian.

They often think the Old Testament saints were super believers or possessed some kind of uncommon faith. It’s not true. They were ordinary everyday people just like you and me.

By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. By faith, Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel and gave instructions concerning his bones. By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. (Hebrews 11:19-23, NKJV)

Isaac, Jacob, and Moses responded to challenges through faith. If we read Hebrews 11, we can also read the faith responses from Noah, Rahab, David, Samuel, and the Patriarchs.

Faith is a powerful force because it is connected to God, who can do the impossible. Faith is the currency of heaven and the substance that stirs God’s heart to do His will for his kids. Faith sees beyond the natural and into the invisible. Believers walk by faith and not by sight. Believers possess the ability to hope when things look hopeless.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews11:1, NKJV) 

When a Christian has no money, faith says, God will supply my needs.

When a Christian is sick, faith says, God will heal my body.

When a Christian is under mental attack, faith says, God has not given us a spirit of fear.

Faith is to the believer what oxygen is to the body. A human cannot live without oxygen, and a Christian cannot live effectively without faith. We can live “in faith.” I want to look at living “in faith.” We can live our lives in constant faith. It’s simple, but it takes work. To live “in faith” means responding to every circumstance through faith.

Living “in faith” is the conscious choice to trust God in every situation and every battle. Faith believes in God’s power regardless of how we feel. The fact is faith is not a feeling; it is knowing.

Faith is a weapon


Faith is also a powerful weapon against the enemy. The Bible calls “faith” a shield (Ephesians 6:16, NKJV).

Faith is a shield against the fiery darts of the enemy. Faith quenches these darts. And do you know how? By faith. When you respond by faith to those fiery darts of the enemy, it extinguishes the fire and the power.

Faith also never allows a fiery dart to penetrate the soul or the Spirit of a believer. The believer uses faith to dominate the devil and the demons, and Christians possess the faith to defeat armies and take the promises of God.

By faith, the children of Israel walked across the Red Sea on dry ground and watched the army of Pharoah drown. Simple faith destroyed the army of Egypt and Pharoah. The children of Israel also entered the promised land by faith. Christianity is about taking land and possessing God’s promises by faith.



And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. (Hebrews 11:32-34, NKJV)

So, like the children of Israel, we will fight for our promises.

You will fight for: 
  • Your kids
  • Your health
  • Your freedom
  • Your friends
  • Your marriage and family
  • Your peace and prosperity

You will fight for that JOY that COMES in the Morning!

You will fight against the terror that comes by night!

You will fight against: 
  • ambition & immaturity
  • sexual sin and sexual temptation
  • defensiveness and insecurity
  • depression and worry
  • insanity and mental illness
  • pride and hubris
  • greed and stinginess
  • strife and disunity
  • judgment and gossip
  • lust and comparison
 You’ll fight with: 
  • the SCRIPTURE that confronts your idols and your compromise
  • yourself to consistently prayer life
  • your flesh to fast
  • your humanity
  • your reasoning
You will fight to:
  • seek God with your whole heart
  • read the Word of God
  • obey God and His word at all costs!
  • serve others
  • tithe and be generous

  The promises of God are yes and amen. God’s promises are available to us, but the enemy surrounds our promises with enemies and obstacles. We must take what God has already possessed for us. Everything in the kingdom requires warfare.

And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. (Matthew 11:12, NKJV)

Jesus defeated Satan, but we must win battles and defeat our giants through God’s power and might. We have a name that is above every name, and that name is Jesus. Jesus’ name carries great authority for those who carry Jesus in their hearts and lives.

Satan is rendered powerless by believers that operate their faith in God.

Everyone there will stare at you and ask, ‘Can this be the one who shook the earth and made the kingdoms of the world tremble? (Isaiah 14:16, NKJV)

The Bible says we will all be amazed that Satan made us tremble.

Let’s take up our shield of faith and quench every fiery dart of the enemy.

I’m ready. Will you join me?

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