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Please consider the many Scriptures listed below in light of this, as well as the following Scriptures:
~*~ Luke 18:8 (NKJV) ~*~ “...when the Son of Man comes, will He really find FAITH on the earth?”
~*~ Revelation 3:10, where “persevere” means to “have faith” ~*~ “Because you have kept My COMMAND to persevere (i.e have FAITH), I also will keep you from the hour of trial (i.e. the Great Tribulation) which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”Remember as you read the following Scriptures that - as clearly stated in Revelation 3:10 above - Yahshua COMMANDS us to HAVE FAITH in His Divine PROMISE to protect us from the Hour of Trail or Great Tribulation. Coupled with the many hope-filled Divine promises that are listed below, there is no doubt that our Heavenly Father not only expects but commands us to have Faith in Him and His promises as a mark of our true belief in Him and His Son:
~*~ Matthew 6:24-26 (NKJV) ~*~ “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon. 25 Therefore I say to you, DO NOT WORRY about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (NOTE: Mammon Is An Evil Spirit That Enslaves You To Material Possessions)
~*~ Luke 12:22-34 (NKJV) ~*~ “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. 32 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
~*~ Luke 12:35-40 (NKJV) ~*~ The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
~*~ Luke 18:2-8 (NKJV) ~*~ The Parable of the Persistent Widow “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’” 6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
~*~ Revelation 3:7-12 - Blessings For The Faithful Church (NKJV) ~*~ “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: 8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.”I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but feel that I am NOT trusting God to provide for me when I begin to panic and feel that I need to store up provisions for myself out of FEAR or CAUTION. Since when did God ever warn us to be cautious, fearful or uncertain? How can we be persevering in faith if we are preparing to live through the Time of Trail that Yahshua promised to protect His Faithful Church of Philadelphia from? If you are of the faithful Church of Philadelphia or Brotherly Love, then you won’t be found storing up a huge amount of provisions for yourself. Instead, you will set aside a certain amount for most temporary emergencies and then focus your attention on making sure that those you know and can reach understand and believe the Gospel of Salvation in Yahshua, Who is the Light of the World, the Bread of Life and the Living Water!
Are the powerful Promise Scriptures I shared above just pretty words, fellow believers, or is Yahshua telling you that you will be provided with all you need if you NEVER STOP trusting Him, and you persevere with FAITH in His promises until the end? Also, did you know that you might be called by God share your supplies during hard times in order to witness to the lost? If we are, we will need to have unshakable FAITH in God, trusting Him to completely provide for us with an unlimited supply when we do share any of the limited temporal supplies that we have managed to store up. Because, without our unswerving and steadfast Faith in God's promises to His servants as listed above, God's miraculous supply that has been set aside for each and every one of us in time of need will NOT materialize.
In this regard, we must all faithfully remember Matthew 14:13-21, where Yahshua miraculously fed thousands of people with a few loaves and fishes. We must also remember when, in 1 Kings 17:8-16, Elijah prayed and God blessed the widow who sheltered Elijah with containers of flour and oil that never became empty during a famine in Israel. So, if we are faithful to God, remember to pray, and have faith that He will answer our prayers, God will make sure that our daily provisional needs are always met. Because, if we do have FAITH, and follow Yahshua as the Way, the Truth and the Life, we will be miraculously provided for - no matter how low our supplies may appear to get!
Remember when Yahshua said: “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” in Matthew 25:34-36? Yahshua also said that His brothers, sisters and family are those who believe in and follow Him and our Heavenly Father (See Matthew 12:48-50). So if we help anybody who does not believe in Him, we owe it to them to preach the Gospel of Salvation to them at the same time that we lift them up in prayer and give them food provisions, shelter, water and medical care. In this way, we show them that their true help comes from God, to Whom they owe their lives, salvation and continuing provisions when they repent and have faith in God's Son.
For further information about what every believer needs to know about survival preparation and faith as we face having to enter more troublesome times of tribulation, please read the following article if you have not already done so. Several people have written me with thanks for writing this article, which shows how futile survival will be without God's covering protection. I hope the above article will also be met with thanks, and that it will help many believers develop more faith in God as they forge ahead in these last days:
HOW BELIEVERS SHOULD
PREPARE FOR TRIBULATION
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