II Corinthians 13:5-6 NKJV
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.”
-Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Abraham the father of faith obeyed God’s instructions without hesitation, even when the command seemed unbelievable. When he was instructed to sacrifice Isaac his son, and he did not ask why, or give excuses but he went up mount Moriah, and a sacrifice was provided. Abraham had strong faith and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Elijah the prophet had faith in God. He prayed and stopped the rain for three years; six months and restored it again (James 5:17-18). Elijah was not disqualified and a chariot came from heaven and took him. Elijah was a man just like us. He believed God, and did marvelous things by the grace of God. We are called to examine ourselves, whether we are in faith. We are called to have faith as little as the mastered seed, and we will move mountains. When we believe God and know that He lives in our hearts, we shall do exploits, and live in hope of His second coming. We should examine ourselves and test our faith, for everything is possible to those who believe.
Lord Jesus was thank You and give You praise. You are our God, in whom we put our trust. Some trust in idols but our faith is in You. Some trust in chariots, others is horses but we put our hope in You. Lord Jesus You have said in Your word that the just shall live by faith, but if any man draw back, Your soul shall have no pleasure in him. May You help us never to draw back. May You look with mercy those who have backsliden that You may restore their souls. May You allow those who do not know You to enter through Your Door of eternal life. May You bless all the ministers of Your word that You may strengthen them to continue doing the good work of preaching and evangelizing Your gospel for the glory and honor of Your name. May You strengthen more brethren to preach Your gospel for the harvest is plentiful but the harvesters are few. We bless Your name Lord and honor You now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Hebrews 10:38