In the first part of this message, I bring out a number of essential understandings regarding our faith and how it empowers us. We're all given a measure of faith by God, which comes by hearing His word. Faith and love work through actions. God in faith, speaks into existence what only now is seen. His spoken words have the power to create. In similar ways, our faith gives us the ability to create through our words spoken in love. God's creation is made in love, and love is the creative force in the world today. We have received the fullness of God, with His Holy Spirit living in us. The creative force of Jesus as seen in John 1:1, is also alive in us. We're told that we are of God in 1 John 4:4, and He Who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. Our faith overcomes the world, but the world will reject us due to our faith, just as it rejected Jesus. However, we are given examples of men and women who overcame the world through their faith. Hebrews, chapter 11 is known as the Faith Chapter. It tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God. But we see Enoch, who pleased God so much that God took him. Enoch was translated directly into heaven. Then there's Noah, who was moved by fear, joy and love to act on his faith in God's promises and build the ark. The world and its unbelief were condemned by the faith of Noah. Further examples are seen in Abraham and Sarah, who are given promises from God and in faith act on these promises, even when the world says such promises are impossible, or even when God tests their faith in His promises. All these heroes of faith seen in Hebrews 11, including Moses, Joshua and Daniel, walked by faith because they had a promise from God. We have many promises from God confirmed by Jesus Christ. It's these promises that can strengthen our faith to act as theirs did.