Hebrews 11:1 Explained – What Is Faith Hebrews 11

What is Faith Hebrews 11

Hebrews 11 Explained

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1 shows us a dimension of faith that is so radical. The type that easily moves God to work. That is, not just believing but acting and living your manifestation before the actual manifestation. it means living in a reality that is not manifested yet. difficult, right? But that is exactly what God wants us to do.

Imagine a woman who is believing God for the fruit of the womb, getting all her baby’s stuff ready, has a room for her child, dresses the babies bed as though the child is already there, and has a name for the child already. madness, right? No, that’s calling forth the things that are not as though they were already existing.

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I have seen it happen countless times working, and these women coming to testify with the actual babies in their hands. this is just one of several testimonies. living the manifestation to reality.

Faith means having confidence in God’s word, and being fully convinced about what the word says concerning you or a particular situation without seeing the manifestation yet.

That means you trust and believe the Word of God for the manifestation. You approach God with faith, and you receive from Him with faith. Therefore, without faith you cannot connect nor receive anything from God. 

In verse 8 of Hebrews 11, God told Abraham to leave his father’s house to a place where He will show him. Notice that Abraham didn’t see the place, before he left. Without doubt he left being fully convinced that as long as God as said it even though it has not manifested yet, he believed that He (God) was capable of bringing it to manifestation. So his hope was alive. 

The evidence of his hope been alive at God’s promise was his obedience to leave the fathers house. God told Noah that he was going to destroy the earth, so He needed him to build an ark, because he was a just man and he didn’t want to destroy him with the rest of the world. 

Noah bult the ark, even went as far as warning others concerning what was coming. He was  convinced that God who said it will bring it to pass, so he built the ark. That’s why the bible said faith without work is dead. 

You can’t claim to have faith, yet wait for the manifestation to act. You act before the manifestation. When you walk with hope knowing that it will manifest  then the manifestation comes. 

Even when Abraham had no reason to still maintain faith seeing his age and that of Sarah who has far gone passed the age of childbirth, yet kept is hope alive until the promise was fulfilled. 

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. Romans 4:18

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? Romans 8:24

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Believe it, receive it, walk in the light of it, thank God for it, and it will manifest speedily. Romans 8:25

Therefore, you must operate in the consciousness of the fulfillment of God’s promise over your life without first seeing it physically. 

Hebrews Chapter 11 (KJV)

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Through 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.

By 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.

By 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.

But 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through 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.

12 Therefore 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.

13 These 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.

14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But 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.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 By 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.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

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

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And 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:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

34 Quenched 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.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They 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.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

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

Hebrews Chapter 11 Lessons 

The first lessons to learn from Hebrews 11 is that no matter who you are, you cannot approach God without faith. Therefore, you will not receive anything from Him without faith. Secondly, don’t wait for the promise to manifest before you act, but rather act the promises of God over your life to manifestation. 

Thirdly, it might look Impossible to the physical eyes, there might not be any chances of it Happening at all, but stand in hope, have faith and it will speak in the end. Lastly, keep confessing your it until it happens.

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Hebrews Chapter 11 prayer 

Dear Lord, 

Thank you for always being there for me. Even the times I doubt your will for me, and go contrary to your will because I was tired of waiting, you still forgave me. 

When I had a plan B planed out by my mind and failed, you were still there for me, your arms were still open wide to received me. 

Father, I ask that you strengthen me were I have been weakened, breath your fresh breadth upon me, that i might be able to stand strong and not faint. 

Teach me to be patient, help to depend on you solely, and not my might or power. Thank you Lord Jesus, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

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