Female Bible Heroes.

​1. Deborah: When Israel was in the middle of crisis, Deborah stepped in to play a pivotal leadership role. She served as a judge for the people and provided crucial guidance to another leader from Israel—Barak—to go into a battle that would free Israel from its oppressors. (Read Deborah’s story in Judges 4 -5 )

(Ruth at Boaz’s field) 

2. Ruth: Even though Ruth wasn’t an Israelite, she remained loyal to her Israelite mother-in-law, Naomi. She followed Naomi back to her homeland and married Boaz, the next-of-kin, to continue the family line, provide for Naomi and ultimately become an ancestor of Jesus. (Read Ruth’s story in

Ruth 1 -4 )

3. Hannah : Although Hannah went years without bearing a child, she continued to pray in faith for God to provide her with a child. Eventually, he did: Samuel. Hannah dedicated her son to the Lord, and he grew up to be a wise and respected judge for the nation of Israel. (Read Hannah’s story in 1 Samuel 1 )

4. Abigail: When Abigail’s husband refused to treat David and his men with hospitality, he put the lives of his whole household at risk. That’s when Abigail took charge, sending offerings of food and a message of peace. Ultimately, Abigail’s wisdom brought peace and saved the lives of those around her. (Read Abigail’s story in 1 Samuel 25 )

(Mary, mother of Jesus) 

5. Mary, the mother of Jesus : Mary was just a young girl when an angel appeared to her and told her she would bring the Messiah—Jesus—into the world. Yet she responded to this daunting task by praising God. Then she went about the task of raising him, even when it meant fleeing to Egypt to protect him. (Read her story in Luke 1:26-56 )

6. Anna : She appears in just a few verses of Scripture, but it’s a pivotal moment—when Jesus’s parents present him at the Temple. After Mary and Joseph arrive, they find Anna at her usual spot in the Temple, fasting and praying. When she meets them, she gives thanks to God for the child in their arms—because he will set Jerusalem free. (Read her story in Luke 2:36-38 )

7. Tabitha : Not only did Tabitha inspire others by serving the poor and widows around her, the story of Peter raising her from the dead inspired many to follow Jesus in the early days of the church. (Read her story in Acts 9:36-43 )

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Abraham-Another Famous Bible Hero.

Abraham –He had a covenant with God.

Abraham is first mentioned in the Bible with his original name “Abram”. He is the son of Terah and he had brothers and sisters:

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. (Genesis 11:25-27)

As we read through Genesis 11 we see that Abram’s father took him and his wife and his brother’s son Lot to live in the land of Canaan. But God had other plans for Abram. He told him to take his wife and family and leave his father. Abram was seventy-five when he did as the Lord commanded him to do.

God was pleased with Abram’s obedience and in Genesis 12 God makes a promise to Abram:

And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. (Genesis 12:7)

Abram had some fleshly challenges in his life. Like when he came into Egypt with his wife. The Egyptians liked how his wife looked and he feared that they would harm her so he lied an told them she was his sister (Gen 12). And he had challenges with the King of Sodom. And then received a message from the LORD in what seemed like a nightmare (Gen 14 & 15). And we can’t forget that Abram doubted that he would ever have children so he listened to his wife talk him into making a baby with her handmaid (Gen 16). But then in chapter 17 God reminds Abram that he will have a son and it will not be the one that Hagar the handmaid bore to him. Abram’s name is changed to Abraham in Genesis 17 when God reaffirms His covenant with him.

Abraham is mentioned with many others in Hebrews 11 as one of the heroes of faith. In Galatians Paul talks about Abraham’s seed once again:

And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29)

We have been grafted into the inheritance that God promised Abraham all the way back in Genesis 12. Abraham is a great hero of faith and it is by faith that he is considered righteous (Galatians 3:6). Because of his faithfulness that covenant is passed on to us.

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FAMOUS BIBLE HEROES.

​Here are some of the famous heroes in the Bible and some of the things that holy men of God, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit , wrote down.

Noah – A hero that walked with God

We first see this hero in the book of Genesis when we see some of his lineage:

28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. 30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: 31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. (Genesis 5:28-3

Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen 5:32; 6:10). And the Bible says that Noah found grace in the sight of the LORD. It also says that he was a just man, perfect in his generations and that he walked with God (Gen 6:9).

Noah lived at a time when the world was becoming continually evil. This was something that grieved God and so God decided to start over again. God said to Noah:

… The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. (Genesis 6:13)

And God’s plan was to take Noah and his family (because Noah was righteous before God) and save them from the destruction of the world. Noah did what God commanded him to do – build an ark. One of the amazing facts about this event is that Noah was 600 years old when he began building the ark (Gen. 7:6). Noah believed God when he said that it was going to rain, even though there had never been rain from the sky up until that time (Gen. 2:5).

Why can we consider Noah a hero? Because he trusted God and walked by faith to save his family and the pairs of animals that God said to take onto the ark. Noah was used by God to preserve the human race and the animal kingdom.

21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: 22

All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. 23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. 24

And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. (Genesis 7:21-24)

In my next post, am going to write Abraham 

DO YOU KNOW GOD? 

Being a Saturday,i had to get up early,prepare and go to church (am an Adventist) to get the word of Life. And today,our pastor had a unique sermon.It was about if we really know our God. So this post is all about what our pastor presented today and i actually wrote it while in the church. 

  • He is welcoming. 

God is a welcoming Father. No matter who you are, poor or rich, holy or theologically correct God invites us all.   

“The lord is near to all who call on him to all who call on him in truth. ” Psalms 145:14.

  • He is Forgiving. 

We  are all sinners. We all do things in our way instead of Gods way. And by that we sin. However, God is forgiving and will forgive us from the moment we allow him in us. To begin a relationship with him. 

“We are made right in Gods sight when we trust in Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way no matter who we are or what we have done….. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us. “Romans 3:22,25

  • He is capable. 

God is capable of everything. He is always 100%* right about everything. His wisdom unlimited. When we ask him everything and trust him He will never put you to shame. He knows everything and He is capable his motives are pure.

“No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame… ” Psalms 25:3.

  • He is honest. 

Everything God says about himself or about us is reliable. God is totally accurate and honest in what he says. In every promise and word, he means it. 

“The unfolding of your words gives light, it gives understanding to the simple. Your word is a lamp to my feet and light to my path. ” Psalms 119:130,150.

  • He is faithful 
  • He is creative
  • He is knowable 

How to pray:Foundation.

From my last post i said i would write about Foundation and unanswered prayers. Here we go brethrens… 

You must First begin a relationship with God. Here is why, imagine a guy named James asks the senator of the County to co-sign a car loan for him. If James doesn’t personally know the senator,the car loan is not going to happen. Yet if the daughter of this senator asked her dad to co-sign a car loan for her, it would be no problem. Relationship matters

With God,when the person is actually a child of God,when the person belong to God,he knows them and hears their prayers. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me.. My sheep listen to my voice,i know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish;no one can snatch them out of my hand.4

When it comes to God then,do you really know him and does he know you? Do you have a relationship with him warrants God answering your prayers? 

Will God definitely answer your prayers? 

For those who do know him and rely on him, Jesus seems to be wildly generousin his offer. “if you remain and my words in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you”..5. To ‘remain’ in him and his words remain in them means they conduct their lives aware of him,relying on him, listening to what he says. They they’re be able to ask him whatever they want. God answer s our prayers according to his will. That is according to his wisdom, love for us, his holiness …e.t.c.

What about “unanswered” prayers? 

Certainly people get sick, even die; financial problems are real, and all sorts of very difficult situations can come up. What then?

God tells us to give our concerns to him. Even as the situation remains dismal, “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” 12 The circumstances may look out of control, but they aren’t. When the whole world seems to be falling apart, God can keep us together. This is when a person can be very grateful that they know God. “The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 13 God may provide solutions, resolutions to the problem WAY beyond what you imagined possible. Probably any Christian could list examples like this in their own lives. But if the circumstances do not improve, God can still give us his peace in the midst of it. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” 14

It is at this point (when circumstances are still tough) that God asks us to continue to trust him — to “walk by faith, not by sight” the Bible says. But it’s not blind faith. It is based on the very character of God. A car traveling on the Golden Gate Bridge is fully supported by the integrity of the bridge. It doesn’t matter what the driver may be feeling, or thinking about, or discussing with someone in the passenger seat. What gets the car safely to the other side is the integrity of the bridge, which the driver was willing to trust.

In the same way, God asks us to trust his integrity, his character…his compassion, love, wisdom, righteousness on our behalf. He says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” 15 “Trust in him at all times, O people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. ”

  • 1 John 5:14
  • Isaiah 30:18
  • Jeremiah 31:3

DOES GOD ANSWER OUR PRAYERS?

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Have you ever meet someone who really trusts God? When i was in High School,I had a friend who prayed often(and actually i was not a strong believer). She would tell me every week about something she was trusting God to take care of. From Exams, waking up preps to good health. And every week i would see God do something unusual to answer her prayers. For me i just lived day by day for the day.

So, why would God answer my friend’s prayers?

The biggest reason being that she had a relationship with God. She listened  and followed God. God had the right to direct her life and she welcomed that. Futher more, she was convinced from what read in the Bible “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous……and his ears are not deaf to hear….2

So why doesn’t God answer Everyones’ Prayers?

This Quiz always comes to my mind. Maybe Our relationship with God is soo weak. Here is an explanation, “Surely arm of the Lord is not too short to save nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God. Your sins have hidden his face from you so that he will not hear….. 3. Everyone is aware of personal sins and failures and that God is aware of it too. We may not know how to ask for forgiveness and come back into a relationship with God so that God will hear us. And this is what i call Foundation. Foundation for God answering our prayers. In my next post i will write about foundation and “unanswered” prayers.