Yesterday, we shared with you biblical insight for remaining faithful in times of testing and trial. Today, I want to share with you a clear summons for this season to Remain Faithful!
Jesus Christ asks the question, “Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith in the earth?” (Luke 18:8) This verse is found at the end of a passage that deals with us being persistent and consistent in prayer. It is a call to faithfulness in God and the things of God. Those who pray this way are those who maintain biblical faith in God. Their trust, reliance upon and confidence in Him prevails through the various difficulties of life as well as every assault on their faith in God! Just as He did for Peter, Jesus prays for us that our faith does not fail! Thank you Lord!
Another thing the scriptures alert us to is that many will fall away from the faith (the whole body of doctrine expressed by scripture). In other words, they will lose faith in the faith and pursue other means of living. See 1 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:1. Both these verses give us a revelation of the End Times and what will precede the coming of our Lord. If this is recorded in His word, it serves as a warning to us! Believer, take heed and guard against this taking place in your life!
Saints, we are in that day as I write. Many are anandoning the faith! But I want to strongly urge you to stay with God; remain faithful! Spend much more time in prayer to Him and with Him in His word! What will cause many in the Church to fall away is not consistently renewing their minds with God’s word. This will open the door for worldly conformity, which will usher in spiritual compromise (see Tev. 3:14-22)! In other words, we need MORE of Him now and not less! Father, help us to remain faithful!
I believe the key to remaining faithful (by His grace) is found in making a decision and not merely making a choice. A dear brother of mine stated that in making a choice we leave other options available. But in making a decision, he says, we eliminate all other options but the one of which we have decided. Beloved, decide to remain faithful until death!
When we stand before the Lord in judgment, He will measure our goodness and our faithfulness. In order for Him to pronounce “well done, my good and faithful servant” over us, we must remain faithful to Him each and everyday.
Praying for us all,