LUKE 18:7-8

7. And shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?

8. I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth? KJV.


Avenge -c) vindicate, retaliate, punish, carry out justice.

Faith -c) persuasion, conviction or the truthfulness of God; constancy in such profession, assurance, belief, fidelity.

When the Lord was speaking of the widow who kept coming to the judge for justice, He was making it clear that He would definitely bring justice to His elect who continue to ask day and night. But even though He will avenge, will He find persistent faith in the earth when He comes back?

Yet He continually told the disciples that He would be delivered up to the Gentiles and be mocked, scourged and put to death and in the third day He shall rise again, (vs. 32-33).

They never let the words sink into their understanding. They could not accept the thought into their mind of anything like that happening. And yet that is what faith is all about. He was with them for 3 years, teaching them about the Kingdom of God.

When they came to arrest Jesus, did the disciples have faith? Faith is what is not revealed to the senses. When we go to the Doctor we want them to look inside and tell us what is wrong. We want a clean bill of health with all tests in the clear. We want to feel no symptoms. That is not faith.

When the Lord says, “By My stripes you have been healed,” that is all the truth we need. We can go our way knowing the answer is coming. All we have are symptoms. We must align our words with our faith. We can say, “we have been diagnosed with such and such.” But we do not ever want to own it and say we have such and such.

Persistent faith is what pleases the Lord and what He is looking for when He returns. When we are faced with trouble on every side, we must remember that He is already there making it work for our good and there is no reason to fear.


6 thoughts

  1. “…For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it…” Romans 8:24-25
    This verse speaks of the redemption of the body, but Paul speaks of hope as that which is yet to come, but with expectation, and confidence even though it has not yet appeared.
    Bless you


    1. We wait for that which is unseen or not revealed to the senses. I will remember that scripture. I printed some of your Posts from Psalm 91 and I must say you are an expert at the format. The way you use the italics is so professional. I enjoy just having it. You do great work, Pedro. May take me awhile to read. But I’ll get there. 🙏

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      1. Thank you Wenda, when I write those, my format was a little different, but I appreciate your kind words. Please take your time with those Psalm 91 posts, they’re all yours. Bless you


  2. Amen. For without faith it is impossible to please God. Healing is such a controversial topic even among church circles and there are some erroneous teachings that God causes suffering, including sickness. God is too good to be unkind. Bless you.


    1. Satan is a liar and is the cause of most suffering. The Lord only allows it for our good. But when His judgements and plagues start to fall …. what can we say? He comes with recompense. All will reap whether bad or good. 🌈

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