Summary: In the hour we live in, we must be full of faith in order to overcome the obstacles we face.
Full Of Faith
Luke 18:8 … Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
There is no doubt that Jesus Christ is coming again but when He comes again will He find faith on the earth?
This is a question that both challenges and convicts us.
We need to be full of faith.
We live in an age where everybody is a Christian. Everybody you talk to has faith. They believe in God and they’re saved.
But if so many folks believe in God and have so much faith, why did Jesus ask if He would find any faith on the earth when He comes again?
According to statistics there are millions of Christians today and yet Jesus still asked if He would find any faith when He comes again.
Surly when Jesus looked through the scope of time He saw and knew the way things would be.
And that’s the whole point. Jesus sees the heart. Man sees the outside. Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart.
So when God looked through the scope of time He was troubled and asked the question; when I come again will I find any faith on the earth.
Will there be anybody left who really believes upon me?
Will there be anybody left who still has confidence in me?
The question has been asked; is Jesus Christ really coming again.
Yes! Jesus is coming again.
There have been folks that have tried to calculate the return of the Lord and so far they have all missed the mark.
This proves that the return of the Lord can not be calculated by time tables. Nobody can calculate when Jesus is coming again.
The Bible says that no man knows the hour nor the day when the son of man shall return.
The only way we can calculate when Jesus is coming again is by the signs of the time.
These signs of the time that were listed by Jesus Christ himself and by the apostle Paul are being fulfilled.
I believe that every one of these signs have come to pass. The only thing that we do not know is how intense God is going to allow things to become before he returns.
In other words it talks about wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, etc…
And we see all of these things happening all over the world.
But what we see and read about is only a matter of degree. We don’t know what level of intensity it’s going to reach in order for Jesus to return.
We don’t know just how far God will let the world go in these conditions before He says enough is enough and He decides to return.
The signs of the time tell us that Jesus is coming soon.
The one thing that we have done right in every generation is that folks have looked for the return of the Lord.
Even the apostle Paul was expecting and hoping that Jesus would come back in his day.
When he talked about the rapture of the church he said, and we which are alive and remain shall be caught up in the clouds.
So we are doing right when we start looking for Jesus to return. We are right when we hope that he comes in our generation.
But there is a difference in our generation and the preceding generations.
They have always claimed it by faith but we can actually see how it is possible for every detail to be fulfilled.
The past generations could only say it by faith, because they couldn’t really see how it could happen.
For example the mark of the beast; everybody will have to take the mark or they can not buy or sale, but you know what, it has only been in our generation that we have actually have the technology where that could be implemented almost instantly.
So that’s the difference between our day and every other generation.
In 1948 Israel was restored as a nation. In 1967 Israel regained Jerusalem.
The prophecy teachers taught hundreds of years ago that these things would have to happen, but it’s in our generation that everything has been accomplished where in a matter of minutes these things could be in operation.
So we are living in a time where this question is extremely important.
When Jesus comes again, will he find faith on the earth?
What is faith? The Bible definition is found in Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
So Faith is believing. But Jesus was talking about something greater than just believing.
What folks fail to understand is that there is more to faith in the spiritual sense than just believing on the Lord Jesus.