What About Your Faith?
“I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” -Luke 18:8 (NASB)
Consider the blind man in Luke 18 (please take a moment to read the whole chapter) and then meditate on what Jesus was telling the people of that time and what He’s foreseeing for us in our time. Will He find faith when He returns?
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man heard this and asked what was going on. The crowd told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. Well, this was enough to know in the man’s heart that this Jesus was the Son of David and He could do something about his blindness. So he called out saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”. The crowd told him to be quiet yet he all the more he kept crying, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”. Now friends, that’s persistence!
The blind man knew without seeing that this Jesus was someone totally special and could heal him. He had faith the faith we rarely see today.
We have a plethora of churches, nice pretty buildings, well-manicured lawns and gardens, fancy and comfortable pews and chairs, very nice interiors decorated with pictures, adorned with statutes, ornate podiums and the list goes on. But what about people’s faith …. is that present and does it overshadow the elegant surroundings?
I’ve been in many churches, listening to many sermons from so-called pastors and priests, I’ve sang in choirs, actually led a choir for a short time, and played on several worship teams for decades but never, I repeat never, have I encountered any clergy or churchgoer with the faith demonstrated by this blind man! He knew who Jesus was without seeing Him or even talking to Him. His faith, his spiritual faith, told him who the Jesus, Son of David was and He cried out to Him for help.
Jesus in the midst of the crowd and all its commotion heard this man cry out and wanted to meet him. What about us, do we want to meet Jesus or for that matter do we ever call out to Him with persistence?
Then Jesus asked the blind man, what do you want me to do for you. Did you get that? Jesus the Son of the Living God, a part of the Trinity, God Himself, asked the man what he wanted. You know that Jesus knew the man’s heart and knew what he wanted but He still asked him. IMO, Jesus wants us to plainly communicate our wants, needs, and desires to Him like He asked this blind man to do. So, … do we do this too? Do we humble ourselves, cast away our pride, and go one-on-one with the Son of the Living God and ask Him our needs …. with faith?
And what does Jesus say next – very important!!
“And Jesus said to him, “Regain your sight; your faith has made you well.”
The blind man’s faith made him well. So what about our faith? Can our faith move the hand of God? Can our faith even call out for the Lord God to hear us as He did in the excitement and activity of the large crowd He was walking in? Or is our faith built upon pretty, fancy churches, well-dressed pastors and based upon empty and hollow preaching of God’s word?
This blind man knew in his heart that Jesus could heal him and thus regain his sight. Does our faith even go half that far…?
Remember, Jesus said in verse 8 of this chapter – would He find faith on the earth when He came back. I think that today we have powerless churches, gutless preachers, and Christians that know comfort and convenience and that’s about it, that’s their faith. But we do have an abundance of powerless warriors of the Cross, prayer-anemic saints all over this land. Will He find faith in your heart, mind, body, soul and spirit when He returns or calls out to you? How about me? These are extremely pertinent questions we should ask ourselves daily without fail.
So where the tire hits the road ……. are you saved today? Will the Lord welcome you into His home (heaven) when you pass from this life? Think on these things!
“Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:” -Heb 12:25-26 (KJV)
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
GIVE ALMIGHTY GOD ALL THE GLORY FOR HE IS KING and HE IS LORD!