The Heroes of Faith

From the archives of Oral Roberts

The mother of little Moses raised him up to a certain age, until the daughter of Pharaoh took him, and he became the son of Pharaoh, heir to the kingdom and the future Pharaoh, in a land that knew not God, but enslaved some two million people of the Lord.

If the people looked to the right or to the left, there were the taskmasters. Every door was closed; every entry was shut. There is no doubt in my mind that every one of us, from time to time, has felt that very feeling. No matter where we look, there is no way out.

But, you know, faith does not recognize the impediments, nor the walls, nor the opposition. Faith looks up to God — the limitless God, the incomparable God, the God who scooped out the bed for the oceans, who flung the stars from His fingertips, who sculpted the mountains, and hung the stars in space.

Faith looks up and over the opposition and sees there is a way out. Faith believes that God is alive in the now. Faith believes He’s alive; right by your side, in your heart, in your spirit. Faith believes that God can do it, even if you haven’t believed it yet. So get hold of a little faith in your heart. You don’t have to have a whole lot; just a little bit will enable you to walk on the water.

Faith is the power through which you believe God. You turn your attention away from the world and look to God.

Hebrews 11:27 says that Moses saw “Him who was invisible.” Fifteen hundred years before Jesus was born, Moses saw Jesus. He had a vision of the coming of the Messiah. He penetrated the black darkness of the fall of man, and saw that glimmering light begin to emerge in the far distance, until the stature of Christ was in his view. And seeing Him, Moses could choose the imperishable. He looked at Egypt’s wealth and at the suffering of God’s people and said, “I’d rather suffer with them than have all the riches of Egypt.”

By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land; which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned (Hebrews 11:29). By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days (Hebrews 11:30).

         And Moses led the two million slaves out of Egypt, across the howling wilderness to the Promised Land. By faith, by faith—Moses did the impossible.