Faith is patient submission to the will of God. Faith is not a form of manipulation that we use to keep God on schedule.
Outcome is God’s responsibility; obedience is ours.
Many years ago, we scripturally established the Biblical truth that God has an intentional purpose for the lives of. people and nations. Nothing is left to change and fate, but every act upon the stage of human events is directed by God’s plan for man and His creation.
Those who embrace the “God’s in Control” position will see the events of this present time through eyes of faith as the prophetic fulfillment of what prophets and spiritual watchmen have declared for many years. People of Faith don’t respond with fear and trepidation, but with hope and expectation they lift up their heads and rejoice, for their redemption is soon coming.
26 This is the plan determined for the whole world;
this is the hand stretched out over all nations.
27 For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him?
His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?
God’s Job is Outcome, Our Job is Process
We are instructed to patiently wait for the next event of god’s calendar of purpose, for the Word of God tells us that “unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation”. Paul prayed that the Lord would direct our hearts into the “patient waiting for Christ”. His promise is to:
- Never leave us.
- Pray the Father to send Holy Ghost power.
- Prepare a place for us.
- Come again as a thief in the night and take us to place where He is; the rapture of the Church.
34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.
We Need a Resurrection, A Quickening!
10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[a] because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[b] his Spirit who lives in you.
There is a spirit that is in us, dormant because of the spiritual concussion in our minds. We’ve become dull of hearing the Word of God. Our emotions are so fragile that we have somehow lost the zeal and enthusiasm for worship. The cares of this life have made us to present darkness; numb to the fact that there is great spiritual danger lurking all around us. If we don’t soon shake ourselves and wake up, then great harm and loss are just around the corner. We are so caught up in “this life” that we don’t even realize what has happened to us. We need resurrection!