“God is FAITHFUL!”
Pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3
This is a PRAYER REQUEST from the Apostle Paul and his missionary friends to the Church in Thessalonica for their SAFETY and PROTECTION from the WICKED and EVIL people, who were NOT of the FAITH, but they were DISTURBINGLY UNRIGHTEOUS, and were out to make TROUBLE for Paul and the MINISTRY of the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST. They were definitely ENEMIES of the CROSS, and all it represented.
Paul gave the BELIEVERS in Thessalonica some ENCOURAGEMENT concerning God’s FAITHFULNESS. He wanted them to KNOW and BELIEVE that GOD is FAITHFUL in EVERY situation. 1st Thessalonians 5:24 tells us that God is FAITHFUL in our SALVATION: The One who calls you is FAITHFUL, and He will do it. In 1st Corinthians 10:13 God is FAITHFUL when we are TEMPTED: No TEMPTATION has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And GOD is FAITHFUL; He will Not let you be TEMPTED beyond what you can bear. But when you are TEMPTED, He will provide a way out so that you can endure it. In SUFFERING, 1st Peter 4:19, tells us: Those who SUFFER according to God’s Will should commit themselves to their FAITHFUL CREATOR and CONTINUE to do good. And the Words of JESUS CHRIST, to God, concerning the welfare of His Disciples, in the Gospel of John 17:15: “My Prayer is NOT that you take them out of the world, but that You protect them from the evil one (Satan).” JESUS KNEW first-hand of GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, especially in His ABILITY to PROTECT His Own Children, from the evil one.
These are some reasons for the TRUE BELIEVER of today, to KNOW that GOD is FAITHFUL in ALL SITUATIONS. And I believe that we are going to face situations that will TEST our FAITH, beyond what we have had to face in the past. So, we NEED to TRUST GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, and STAND FIRM in our FAITH, BELIEVING that GOD IS FAITHFUL in EVERY SITUATION, even when there seems to be NO WAY, God WILL MAKE a WAY, because HE is FAITHFUL!!!
Do you KNOW this GOD, who is FAITHFUL in EVERY situation? Have you given your HEART and LIFE to Him? If NOT, He cannot be FAITHFUL to you, because YOU are NOT His CHILD, and He has NO RELATIONSHIP with you. In order for you to experience God’s FAITHFULNESS, and to
have a TRUE RELATIONSHIP with Him, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS, God’s ONLY SON, died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and TRUST GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, to provide you with an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS. So, do ALL the above, NOW, while you still can. He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!