Thursday, February 07, 2019
Faith Never Quits
True faith in God never gives up or quits, for it knows that God always has the final word.
Faith in God never quits because God never fails. So we don't have to give up even when circumstances look impossible.
2 CORINTHIANS 1:8-10 ESV 8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 10 He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
He is the God who raises the dead! Even when it looks like all hope is gone -- God can bring resurrection!
Even when all reason tells us to give up, we can keep on trusting God and believing He is working to bring about good. For God always keeps His Word and brings it to fulfillment.
HEBREWS 10:23 KJV 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
God's Word is always the final reality. So we need to keep speaking in agreement with God's Word for it is ultimate Truth! Circumstances can change. Doctors can be wrong. Lawyers can change their mind. But God never changes! If you keep trusting God He will not let you down.
GALATIANS 6:9 ESV 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
When you truly believe something belongs to you, you will not easily give it up! So when you see in the Bible that God has already given you something, you should put up a never-ending fight to keep the devil from stealing it from you.
All that steals, kills, and destroys is from our enemy. Acts 10:38 says all those healed by Jesus were oppressed by the devil.
The Bible instructs us to resist the devil and all his works. That means we should never give in to him. Never!
EPHESIANS 4:27 KJV 27 Neither give place to the devil.
JAMES 4:7 ESV 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The devil must back off when we resist him!
1 PETER 5:8-9 ESV 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
Notice that the devil has to seek someone to devour. The devil cannot devour everyone, only those who will not resist him in faith.
LUKE 10:19 ESV 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Nothing will hurt you!
What you are going through may be so scary you can hardly breathe. Stepping on serpents and scorpions would certainly be scary! But don't give up no matter what seems to be happening! You have authority in Christ Jesus over all the power of the enemy. Use it!
Just like the children of Israel who were thrown to the lions and thrown into the fire, you will not be hurt, if you keep on believing!
To never give up on your faith even in the face of horrible circumstances is not easy, to say the least. But it is possible! God is your Helper! You can overcome and receive the blessings promised those who overcome.
SAY THIS: God never quits, so I will never quit believing God's Word.
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