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Will He find faith?

Posted by appolus on November 21, 2019

The deepest lessons on faith come in the midst of the fires and the tribulations of life. The basic accusation of the enemy against God is “they only love you and follow you for what they have been given or for what they can get.” Therefore the greatest expressions of faith, trust in God, comes in the midst of endurance, a less than popular word, when all has been stripped away. Think of Jesus, our highest example. From the glories of heaven where the host bow down and cry Holy, to the lowest depths of the earth where He stripped and hung naked on a cross and mocked and humiliated by mere mortals. He endures all of this and never denies His Father and stays right there on the cross because of His love and obedience. This is trust in God in action. The Word becomes flesh and light conquers darkness.

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luk 18:7-8)

Such an interesting Scripture. The last part of this particular Scripture tends to be the focus, but the context is often overlooked. The context is The Lord coming to avenge His own elect, His saints. And it seems that they cry day and night for justice. This ties into what we read in Rev 10 – And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? So when the question is asked in Luke 18:8 “will the Lord find faith on the earth,” when He comes again to avenge the saints and all those who have went before, the implication is that no, He will find very little faith here on earth.

Given what the Lord asks here about faith, then it is clear that above all else it is faith that the Lord is looking for from the end time saints. Above all else they must trust Him. In the darkest time of the history of the ages they must trust Him. When the great falling away is taking place they must trust Him. When all around is falling and is being shaken, they must trust Him. And in every latent stage of the birth pangs, more are sifted and more more fall away. They begin to believe that Jesus is never coming back, they have stopped looking for His soon coming return. Their loss of faith is proceeded by their loss of hope, their hearts fainting for fear, their inability to stand as the evil day unfolds.

Isa 49:14  But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. This is the cry of the many in the day of our afflictions, in the great persecution to come. Love and obedience and faith, trust in the Lord our God and His word is the word becoming flesh in us. This is how we overcome, this is how darkness is conquered by light, by the Blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto death. This is the oil in the vessels of the over-comers, this is where the Lord will find faith on the earth when He returns, not among the multitude found on the broad path leading to destruction, but among the few on the narrow path that leads to life.

4 Responses to “Will He find faith?”

  1. Prayergate said

    Bro. Frank,
    For some reason my “Like” button won’t work on your site, so I’ll just leave a quick comment:

    Yes … we’ve travelled similar paths. This article has brought it out in even more depth!

    God Bless,
    Tim

  2. Prayergate said

    P.S. Just figured out the “Like” button! 🙂

  3. Anonymous said

    Thank you, Brother Frank. The context of Luke 18: a poor helpless widow asks an unrighteous judge persistently for legal protection from her opponent/enemy. Worn out, the judge grants her petition.
    “Hear what the unrighteous judge *said; 7 now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, [d]and will He delay long over them? 8 I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [e]faith on the earth?”
    Then, the capacity of the repentant tax collector and the expectant child with his arms raised are justified and receive the Kingdom of God – but the full of himself Pharisee and the stuff ladened young man were not able to enter easily (possible with God but not easy).
    Then, I love poor, blind, Peter:
    28 Peter said, “Behold, we have left [h]our own homes and followed You.” 29 And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.” The scripture says the disciples understood none of this.
    Finally, a blind man receives sight!
    41 “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!” 42 And Jesus said to him, “[k]Receive your sight; your faith has [l]made you well.” 43 Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.
    This is coming Brother Frank!!!
    The elect will not be deceived because the Lord will author and perfect our faith!
    He has His children! May He align us in the Kingdom flow! His church will be His Gates (transactors) for His Kingdom brought from Heaven to EARTH!!!

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