Hebrews 11:32-34 - And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, 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.
The faithful of the bible did many great and wonderful things in the name of the Lord and in the face of great trials and persecution. They were people just like us who put their faith in action and are listed as friends of The Lord for proving their faith. Faith requires work. Do work.