Hebrews 11:29 “By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.”
Hebrews 11:30-31, Mark 11:24; Romans 4:19-21; Hebrews 4:3,10; Luke 5:4-6;1 Thessalonians 2:13; Isaiah 28:16; 2 Chronicles 20:20-22; John 11:40.
The historical account connected with these two verses (Hebrews 11:30,31) reveals some striking characteristics of faith. There is faith that receives, it’s when we come empty-handed to Christ for salvation. Rahab was an “unbelieving-believer”, she didn’t know about God Almighty but she believed that He can deliver her from the gods and soldiers of Jericho. And her faith delivered her.
There is faith that rests, that when facing on God to undertake for us. It is the assurance of God’s presence. This faith gives you peace of mind even in the face of hurricane attacks because you know who is with you. Elisha was surrounded by battalion of soldiers but he was having a good rest that made his servant to cry for life until God opened his servant’s eyes to see angels on guard for them.
There is faith that risks, that moves out on God’s word, daring to do the impossible. When God divided the Red Sea, we see in Hebrews 11:29-31, that it was their faith that made it possible for them to pass through but the faithless Egyptian soldiers were drowned. When divine faith is activated, risk becomes a sure path to success.
BY PASTOR NNAEMEKA DURUEKE (firstname.lastname@example.org)