Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 10:39(KJV); But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
There are Christians who compromise on faith. This is usually done in the name of acknowledging the realities of the physical world.
For example, when they plan for the future, they make provisions for potential failure. In their minds, you cannot succeed without failing afew times.
They believe that failure is important for learning. Like one man said, “Failure is a key to success.”
While this thinking might be accepted in a fallen world, it goes against the spirit of Christianity. It is in direct contrast to the divine conviction that FAITH DOES NOT FAIL.
When you grow in God, you will understand that the world’s mindset is based on a narrow view of the future. It is an error in perceiving the things of the Spirit. In fact, it is defining success within the limitations of time while attributing permanence to temporary situations.
God has not called us to conform to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2).
Let us pick some lessons from scripture.
When Moses and the children of Israel were stranded between the red sea and the advancing Egyptian army, they looked like they had failed. The story did not end at the edge of the red sea, it ended with them crossing over.
When our Lord Jesus Christ was hanging on the cross while his enemies snickered at him, He looked like He had failed. However His story did not end at the cross, it ended with Him resurrecting and bringing many sons to glory [Hebrews 2:10].
Our theme scripture is the default clause for any Christian who must prevail over daunting circumstances. God does not expect you to acknowledge failure as a prerequisite for success. That way of thinking is ungodly. He expects you to believe ‘until the soul is saved.’ He wants you to stick to the course until the answer comes.
No matter how bad the doctor’s report, believe to the saving of the soul. No matter how indebted your company has become, believe to the saving of the soul. No matter how broken your relationship with your spouse has become, believe to the saving of the soul.
Your situation might look like an end and therefore a failure. Do not pronounce it as so. God is in the business of completing the stories of men and women who know how to believe to the end.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 13:13, Mark 9:23
GOLDEN NUGGET: Your situation might look like an end and therefore a failure. Do not pronounce it as so. God is in the business of completing the stories of men and women who know how to believe to the end.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this word. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. I will never acknowledge failure because my God does not fail. No mountain is too high, no ocean too deep and no fire burns too hot for You. I know that all things are possible to them that believe. I am a believer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.