Will You Really Be Believing When He Comes? | Video

Pastor Kim

“The title that we’re going to discuss today is ‘Will You Really Be Believing When He Comes?’ We’re going to base this from the Gospel of Luke chapter 18 verses 1 to 8…

Will You Really Be Believing When He Comes?
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:1
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: Luke 18:2
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. Luke 18:3
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Luke 18:4
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. Luke 18:5
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. Luke 18:6
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? Luke 18:7
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8
Will You Really Be Believing When He Comes?

And that is what I am basing this teaching -- on the latter part of verse 8 -- ‘Will You Really Be Believing When He Comes? Because that’s the question that He’s raising. He’s not of course raising this question to the world because the world are not interested. He’s raising this question to those who profess His name or those who call themselves believers.

…will He find that faith, will He find a people who are believing. Believing what?..In the name of Jesus? Believing in their church of denomination? Believing in their pastors or the teacher that is teaching the Word? There’s so many things that we can believe in and can connect as being religious or connected with God. But it’s not what it’s saying here.

It’s actually believing in faith, receiving from Him. And this brings us to the promises of God which are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. And how do we know this? Because the parable before indicates this. It tells us something ..in context, and we all know the parable of the persistent widow.

Taking The Kingdom By Force

Here we see this widow is not going to give up until she receives justice -- until she is vindicated, until she receives from the judge what she requests. And this of course speaks in general about our salvation. It speaks about our overcoming -- it speaks about our stand, our enduring, our making it through.

That is why we have so often to press in, and [the bible] says that the violent take the Kingdom of God by force, because everything in this life fights against you making it into the Kingdom. Everything in this life ridicules our stand of faith. .Is contrary to believing in the promises of God. Everything in this life looks upon those believing in the promises of God as being stupid, ridiculous, peculiar, all of which Jesus said they would say and think about you. Now of course God has not made a mistake and He never does…

Pastor Kim