Some say the greatest need of the church in this day and age is love. Others suggest prayer and anointing. Luke 18:8 sheds some light on this matter.
“I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
The Word of God tells us what Jesus will be looking for when He comes. He is coming back for a church of faith; faith in an Almighty God and His Word. The church must be ready to claim God’s promises, stand and see the salvation of the Lord. For it is written!
The first parable in Luke 18 demonstrates three contrasts. First, prayer and losing heart. When we do not pray, we will lose heart. Secondly, the widow and the elect. Widows were disadvantaged and had almost little or no chance of getting their petitions met. We, on the other hand, are God’s elect. We are sons and daughters of God, and the Spirit living within us is testimony! Lastly, the unjust judge and our Heavenly Father. If the unjust judge will heed the widow’s request, how much more will our Heavenly Father do so?
Why then do we struggle with our faith? Romans 10 tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Could it be that we’ve entertained thoughts that are not of God instead of memorising scriptures?
Our faith will be tested, but God does not leave us powerless to fight. In fact, God has given the church weapons that are powerful in the Spirit. Ephesians 6 speaks of the armour of God – in particular – the shield of faith, with which we can quench the fiery darts of the enemy.
Jesus wants to baptize the church with fresh faith. Today.