Our societies, families, and communities have so changed for all. Isolating people, getting them focused elsewhere or on self. The elderly, children, all.
Each only to grow feeling rejected because of empty promises, impatience, and/or selfishness.
Because they didn’t see
or were in the presence of the other.
There are times that we, Christians will have our faith tested, walking in dry times.
Not hearing directly from the Lord. Not ‘seeing’ Him.
Hungry for His presence, yet emptiness threatening our stand.
What Do You Believe?
We are warned of these purifying and trying times, in Scriptures.
And, guaranteed a testing of our Faith, in the Last Days.
We MUST remain Faithful to our Lord.
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
And when the Lord saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
And he said, I will hide my face from them,
I will see what their end shall be:
for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
Deuteronomy 32:18-20 KJV
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?
Luke 18:7-8 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:
blessed are they that have not seen,
and yet have believed.
John 20:29 KJV
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land,
behold darkness and sorrow,
and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
Isaiah 5:30 KJV
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say,
This is an evil generation: they seek a sign;
and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Luke 11:28-29 KJV
And he spake this parable unto certain
which trusted in themselves that they were righteous,
and despised others:
Luke 18:9 KJV
[Contrary to the Fruit of the Holy Spirit]
Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness:
but a faithful man who can find?
The just man walketh in his integrity:
his children are blessed after him.
Proverbs 20:6-7 KJV
Yea, a man may say,
Thou hast faith, and I have works:
shew me thy faith without thy works,
and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 2:18 KJV
Then said Jesus unto him,
Except ye see signs and wonders,
ye will not believe.
John 4:48 KJV
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
and shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Matthew 24:24 KJV
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, brethren, stand fast,
and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-17 KJV
Wherefore if they shall say unto you,
Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth:
behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Matthew 24:26 KJV
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Matthew 24:11-13 KJV
And therefore will the Lord wait,
that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you:
for the Lord is a God of judgment:
blessed are all they that wait for him.
Isaiah 30:18 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas,
because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:
blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;
and that believing ye might have life through his name.
John 20:29-31 KJV
And that servant,
which knew his Lord’s will,
and prepared not himself,
neither did according to his will,
shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not,
and did commit things worthy of stripes,
shall be beaten with few stripes.
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:
and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Luke 12:47-48 KJV
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks,
Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
That no flesh should glory in his presence.
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:21-31 KJV
Here is the patience of the saints:
here are they that keep the commandments of God,
and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 14:12 KJV
In your patience possess ye your souls.
Luke 21:19 KJV
For these be the days of vengeance,
that all things which are written
may be fulfilled.
Luke 21:22 KJV
Men’s hearts failing them for fear,
and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Luke 21:26-28 KJV