Monday, May 7, 2018

Shall He Find.. Faith?

It is very easy for people, especially Christians, to do works.  What we are seeing in the world today is an abundance of works.  However, that is not and will never be the problem we are told in God's Word in the end times.  What was the problem?  What is the quandary that God warns of?

Luke 18:8

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth

Who is going to have FAITH!?  It is a rarity these days among Christians!  It is quite frankly slipping away in many of our churches in this nation.  People have more faith in the government than they do God.  Barnes' commentary says it well:

The danger is not that “God” will be unfaithful - he will surely be true to his promises; but the danger is that his elect - his afflicted people - will be discouraged; will not persevere in prayer; will not continue to have confidence in him; and will, under heavy trials, sink into despondency.

Everywhere you look, you see Christians failing of faith.  God says, "Go!"  They say, "How?"  God already gave us His promises but we won't exercise the faith to believe them anymore.  There is a famine of a lot of things in our land but the biggest famine of all is of FAITH!

It takes faith to follow the call of God.  It takes faith to go where HE tells you to go.  It takes faith to step out and do things God tells you to do that don't make sense.  One of my favorite quotes is from Jim Bob Duggar:  "Obey God, Understand Later!"  However, where is that exercised?  Most of what we see is "Understand First, then, Obey God maybe." 

A lot of people will only do what someone tells them to do and they are putting their trust in fallible men INSTEAD of God.  They won't heed the voice of God through the Holy Spirit.  God has told countless people that I have known, to do certain things, say things or go specific places, but they refused, or rather, they refused to listen to God's Spirit.  How many times I have heard, "God told me to go to such and such a place, but so and so told me to go over here."  Did they do what God said in faith? NO!  They had more faith in man and that will have its own end.  Will the Son of Man find faith on the earth when he cometh?

Heed what the Spirit leads you to do.  If you are HIS, you WILL know HIS voice.  It is time to exercise doing what God says by listening for His voice.  Faith without actions (works) is dead!  You can say in your heart, ok I have faith.. but it is dead, unless you actually get to moving!  You won't be disappointed in a life of walking by faith.

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2 comments:

tealady said...

I couldn't agree with you more, first try explaining faith to most people. I find that incredibly frustrating, I get from some people,even in my family,how can you prove God and I answer the same every time how can you prove he does not. The way our country is going I wonder where we are headed.I feel we believers are becoming harder to find and harder to be not questioned. Hope you and your family are doing well. Glad to hear from you again.

Bev said...

Very true! I believe we are close to the beginning of the end.

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