Faith on the Earth?
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Think about the story just told, will faith be found? Is faith waning now?
This commentary on the scripture is quite accurate.
18:1–8. And he spake a parable unto them. The verses that follow are often called the parable of the unjust judge. This judge was blatantly bad, unprincipled, lawless, and void of moral fortitude to do what was right. The poor widow, on the other hand, was helpless, friendless, destitute, and with no hope. Yet through her great persistence, the wicked judge was so bothered that he finally granted her request. Although Jesus taught perseverance in prayer in other places (Mt 7:7–8), He is here using a form of logic that reasons from the lesser to the greater. Jesus said, regarding God’s children, that he will avenge them speedily (vs. 8). The idea is this. If this poor woman with no hope received help from a wicked unscrupulous judge, how much sooner and greater will be the help a loving heavenly Father gives to His own dear children.
When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (vs. 8). The implied answer is “no.” The faith spoken of is probably the body of truth, or revealed doctrine, since the word is preceded by the definite article in the original. Improvement in the worldwide spiritual climate is not here predicted.
I see the subtlety of satan in all things, science, media, even in the church.
Romans 10:37 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
These scriptures in Romans not only speak of the Grace unto salvation but tidings of good things to come. The gifts of God are by faith, you receive them and also must stir them which is also by faith.
Jude 20-21 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus(Yahushua the Messiah) Christ unto eternal life.
I have read books that take the power of God and try to bring it to not. No faith, perversion of the scriptures, not understanding God’s power or righteousness. The authority WE have been given by Yahushua Himself.
I see more unbelief in the church than in the world even in the most basic scriptures and understanding of those scriptures and testimonies.
II Timothy 3:1-7 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
We have been exposed to such as these and had to deal with them.
II Timothy 4:1-5I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and
doctrine. 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5But
Faith on earth cont.
watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Remember what faith is it is grace (divine influence upon your heart and it’s reflection in your life) which only comes from the Word of God. John 1:1
To miss teach is to pervert Christ Himself and to remove hope which is the basis of faith.
To deny the power of God is the only unforgivable sin and only a believer can do it.
John 12:46-47 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Matthew 12:31-32 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
People who are not born again have nothing in the world to come.
John 10:25-38 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. (READ 26-36) 37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Are you moving in the power of God by faith? Do you pray in tongues, Lay hands on the sick for healing? Pursue the gifts unto service? Desire the gifts of prophecy and interpretation of tongues? Or should you just rip those chapters out of your bibles because you do not believe in that stuff?
John 17:17-23 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; READ 21-23
Ask yourself is the Holy Ghost part of your life? Is, faith in God and His power, in you by faith through His Son’s immersion of your spirit by His? It is not a church which endows you with power but the Son of
God, Himself. Will you show the world your faith through the ministry of love and power of the Holy Ghost?
Father, I pray for those who receive this teaching in faith and let Your Sons breath come out of them in faith of Your promise to dwell in us by Your Son’s Spirit. Manifest Your power in our lives as we move in the Holy Ghost to do Your work. Let divisions come to not and the unity in the Spirit through the gift of faith grow.
Halle lu YAHUSHUA