The definition of a hero is one who risks or gives his life for another. A hero of faith, is one who is willing to lay down everything for the salvation of another. Most heroes are never recognized as a hero. They are too busy hidden in the background, giving their life for another.
Another word for hero is servant, with the position of dad, mom, grandpa, and grandma! Consumed by love the hero/servant has only one focus, bringing the kingdom to the lost. A heroes of the faith will not compromise My word 2 Corinthians 11:23-28.
You can identify these faith heroes by their hands and knees. The hands of faith heroes are calloused from the use of servant tools, such as brooms, mops, shovels and wrenches. Some are wrinkled from washing and using a towel. John 13:4-5 The knees are calloused from thousands of hours of intercessory prayer. They are the lowest paid, seldom mentioned, often abused, overlooked and never honored. When they enter My kingdom they receive a Heroes welcome, the highest pay, and honored with a crown and a throne, because they were faithful over little, they will rule for eternity over much!
And what more can I say? For the time would fail Me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:  Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,  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.
 Moms received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:  And dads had the trial of cruel mocking and beatings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:  They were shot and stoned, some were actually sawn asunder. They were tempted, and many beheaded with the sword: they wandered about in second hand clothes; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
 As far as the kingdom was concerned, the world was not worthy of them:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.  And these all, having obtained a good report as heroes of faith, never lived long enough to see Me on earth, their promised Messiah” Hebrews 11:32-39.
I don’t need to say much about the gifted ones. A few of them do love and serve, but everybody knows them. They are heavily promoted, honored, and even worshiped. They gather large crowds and are the highest paid. Their hands are smooth and manicured. Most of them are served and already have their reward, because they have been mis-labeled heroes of faith, instead of just gifted one.
There are no rewards for gifts in My kingdom, only faith!
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministry working with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times in the mission field pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with tv and radio, teaching, and preaching. As a retired businessman, Jim helped to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He became His banker and was privileged to give His money away, wherever He decided, so he also helping to build an orphanage in Haiti and investing in lives in the USA. Totally in love with his Lord, at age 73 he served in ministry at Victory Christian Church and lived every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.|