Will he find faith on the earth?

Our faith does not hinge on history, believing in what has already taken place, our faith hinges on prophecy and its fulfillment [Like when Sarah hears she is going to have a child in her old age she laughs (Gn 18:10-15)]…it is hard to have faith in prophecies or promises that seem almost impossible to us.

Luke 18:8 says,

“…However, when the Son of Man comes will he find faith on the earth?”

2000 years ago, at the time of the first coming, the Pharisees and Jews said they believed in God, but they didn’t believe in Jesus. Therefore, they didn’t truly believe in God either. The Spirit of God dwelt within Jesus (Mt 3:16; Jn 1:32), and seeing Jesus was like seeing God (John 14:9). By not believing in the one that God had sent, the Pharisees and Jews were actually turning their backs on God and refusing to accept Him.

In John 13:20 Jesus says,

“I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.”

God sent Jesus at the first coming. The Spirit of God was with Jesus, and because of this Jesus spoke the words of God, giving God’s message to the people – the lost sheep of Israel (Mt 15:24). Jesus did the things he saw the Father doing (John 5:19), and the words he spoke were not his own, they were the words of his Father (Jn 14:24; Jn 17:8). Because of this, believing in and accepting Jesus, was the same as believing in and accepting God.

In Revelation 1:1-2 we see how there is a time when the revelation of Jesus Christ gets passed down so that it eventually reaches the group of the ‘servants’. How does this revelation travel? Looking at this passage, Rv 1:1-2, we can see that it starts off with God, who then gives it to Jesus. Jesus makes it known by sending an angel to Apostle John, who testifies to everything he saw, and ultimately makes the revelation known to the group of the servants. Apostle John is sent by Jesus, he carries Jesus’ message, to the ‘servants’.

However, there is a problem…Apostle John is not alive today, so how will the revelation of Jesus Christ be made known if there is no more Apostle John to physically make it known? The book of Revelation in a book of prophecy, and so we have to find the physical fulfillment of these prophecies. We have to find the one who is like Apostle John, the fulfillment of the Apostle John figure.

We have to find the one who can testify to everything he has seen (Rv 1:2), who has ‘eaten’ the opened scroll (Rv 5:5; Rv 10:10-11), and who has overcome (Rv 2-3). Then we will find the one whom Jesus has sent to give his message to his servants.

Have you ever had a hard time believing and having faith when something felt impossible?
Is anyone else suffering from severe allergies this year? Ugh!
I realize I have not been posting as often as usual, besides the onslaught of allergies, it is also a crazy time of year. Hopefully I will be “up and running” again soon. ~with much love, HL


8 thoughts on “Will he find faith on the earth?

  1. I’ve definitely struggled to have faith, especially in tough personal circumstances. Having faith as small as a mustard seed never felt as hard than during those times! Yet, that’s what faith is, and something I’m still learning.

    I can so relate with the allergies. Mine have been horrible this year. Everyday I wake up with the works! So I totally understand!

    • Allergies suck! They make me so tired and miserable…argh!

      I have been thinking about faith a lot, and the verse I meantioned to Richard below (1 Cor 10:11 = history is a warning for us) along with the fact that Jesus prophesies about the fact that “will the Son of Man find faith on the earth” when he returns?… really makes me think about the kind of faith we need to have.
      Having faith when I situations seem impossible is one thing (not a very easy ‘one thing’), but what about having faith in the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecies? I have always prayed I will never be like the Pharisees, but I am sure the Pharisees would have prayed the same thing if they had had their example to learn from in history… Just the musings of my brain :)

      Hope your allergies let up (have you found any medication that helps?? TELL ME! I need to find something!)
      Chat soon ~

  2. I don’t think it so much that we don’t have faith; rather, it is slewfoot Satan that keeps us busy focusing on our short comings instead of the unconditional love and character of our gracious God

    • Satan will use anything he can to stop us from seeking God’s kingdom and righteousness first (1 Pt 5:8), but we also have to understand what kind of faith we are expected to have. The Jews were expected to believe in and accept Jesus, but they didn’t… According to 1 Cor 10:11 these things were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come (“these things” is refering to history) – so that we do not make the same mistakes that were previously made.

      Good to hear from you Richard. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. i believe that no one existed yet who consciously or unconsciously has faith in creator,

    actually it is our first basic need,which give us strength and meaningful living,otherwise we will be feeling like hanging in space with empty soul,

    faith is a gravity which keep us stick with ground of stability and peace,

    • Hi Shabana, I agree that people often need to find something that they feel gives their lives meaning. But I wonder whether people have the correct faith, or if they just use their beliefs as a sort of ‘crutch’ to hold them up spiritually and emotionally.
      When it comes time for them to stand on their own two feet these types of people are often not able to.

  4. Another inspirational post!!!! The opening 2 lines tell it all so perfectly! Thank you HL.
    Having faith involves being people who can overcome our physical situations and ourselves… and so believing even when it seems impossible is kind like overcoming :) in a sense!
    Ps. about not posting as often, I’ve been a little sick and unable to post as regularly too… it happens, so don’t worry about it! It’s always a treat to see you’ve written though:)

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