This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Faint Not

In Luke 18 is the parable of the unjust judge, and in it God sends a message to us, that should sustain us through our hardships.

7. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

It is easy for us as mere men and women, to become weary in our trials, and tribulations. It is easy to become discouraged as the battle for our souls rages about us. It is even easy to be disheartened when we see the wickedness in the world around us.

Satan strives daily to steal the faith of the children of God. He works daily to discourage and defeat us. But we must keep our focus on Jesus Christ and look to Him to sustain and keep us by His power!

Our trust must be in HIM not in ourselves and our own abilities, and our own strengths. Our faith is not to be in our own faith, but our faith is to be in HIM.

We are not little gods, we are earthen vessels. It is not our power, it is HIS power in us that makes us over comers.

Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Saint of God your tribulations are for your glory....that you may shine as a beacon in this lost world, and that you may come forth as pure Gold before the Most High God. He wants to show His power through you, His Grace, His Mercy, His ability to sustain His children in the most difficult of circumstances. Saints it is all about HIM, not all about us as some would teach you.

God does not allow your tribulations because He wants to destroy you, He allows them because He wants to perfect you for eternity, that His Glory may be seen in you!

2 Corinthians 4

1. Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Saint of God He will give you everything you need, that you faint not, if you seek HIM.

2. But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

So many today, do handle the Word of God deceitfully, and by so doing deceive many.

3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

Everything we are and everything we do is to be for Jesus sake, not our own.

We are to decrease that He may increase...not the other way around. These saints were not in the business of exalting themselves, nor in allow themselves to be exalted, unlike many a super star minister today.

6. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Again we are not little gods. We should be beacons that point to Christ and HIS power...we should not be in ministry to Glorify ourselves and draw attention to ourselves instead of Jesus.

8. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Saints we are not alone in our trials. We need to realize what the disciples went through as they followed Christ, so that we don't get weary in our minds.

9. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10. Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

These early saints knew how things were supposed to be, and they died daily and they laid down their lives for the brethren, that more would come to the knowledge of Christ, and that the saints would grow. They suffered persecutions and all manner of trials willingly, that Christ may be exalted!

13. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

We have something to look forward to saints that should keep us motivated. It has not yet been revealed fully, what we shall be like, but we know we shall be like HIM...

15. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Again, all things are to be for the Glory of God, not man. Oh how so many in ministry have it all wrong.

16. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

These early saints were not looking for earthly acclaim and rewards, they had their hearts set else where. Their souls were their concern.

18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

It's all about eternity saints, not about this world!

Keep the faith saint of God, and faint not, for it shall be worth it all!

1 comment:

DianaK(creeky37) said...

Amen, dear sis. It's all about the Cross.