Feb3SunFebruary 3, 2019
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith...” (Heb. 12:2)
As we continue our Journey and Walk of Faith, let’s keep our eyes on the Author (Chief Leader – originator, creator) and Finisher (Completer, Consummator – make perfect) Jesus! Jesus is our Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Healer, Lord, Master, and King. He’s more than that, but just those mentioned are reasons enough to put our trust in Him. Things happen but Jesus Reigns. And because He reigns, we reign with Him.
We don’t know the day or the hour in which the Catching Away/Rapture (Caught Up, I Thess. 4:17) will take place or the Return of the Lord to Earth will happen but we Trust that it will. Until that time, and while we are still here on Earth, let Perfect Faith be the faith by which you live daily. What is Perfect Faith?
Perfect Faith is Faith free of doubt and disappointment. It is Faith that does not waver. Perfect Faith is the Shunammite woman giving bread to and building a chamber for the Prophet of God to dwell in because she perceived him to be a Holy Man of God; Perfect Faith is that same woman laying her dead son on the bed of the man of God and going to the Prophet saying “It is well”, knowing that her son has died but believing the Prophet will raise him from the dead (II Kings 4). Perfect Faith is the woman with the issue of blood saying to herself, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole”, then pressing through the crowd to receive what she believed and had spoken (Mk. 5:28).
Perfect Faith is believing in the Promise of God, "And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect (Heb. 11:39-40)”, though they received not the Promise, died in faith, believing that the Promise would be fulfilled. Perfect Faith is acting on what you believe because you are convinced that what you believe is true – The Word of God. The conviction is so strong that it compels you to do something that aligns itself with what you believe. Step Into It!
"Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?" (Jas. 2:22)