John 14:18 I will not leave you desolate; I come unto you
Greetings to you all! …I pray that this message will help you to trust God.
What an awesome promise! I will not leave you desolate; I come unto you. This one word of our Lord is enough to strengthen our inner man at the times of troubles but then we not only need his Word but need his immeasurable Power that transcends all human understanding. Can you imagine even though the disciples heard all the awesome words of Jesus just before his crucifixion still they were scattered because of fear, doubted and backslidden. Oh! You would say how that can be? Well! We live in flesh so we need to be cloth by the Power of Almighty to be victorious. That’s why I don’t see any disciples feared and doubted after receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit in the day of Pentecost. They were all united and boldly preached the Word city after city. The Word spoken by Jesus became real in their life because the Spirit brought everything to their remembrance. He opened the eyes of unschooled and empowered them to make the world upside down. How important for all of us to receive this baptism of the Holy Spirit. Wait until you are cloth by the Power from above. It was necessary for Christ disciples, how much more we need to be cloth.
Christ knew his hour has come to depart from the world and the disciples will be in trouble. He told the truth that He is leaving, that’s what I like about Jesus. He did not hide thinking that the disciples will be upset. He spoke the truth but gave them great assurance of his coming. Now, we all that Christ has not yet come but He has already come unto his people by the Spirit. Though Christ was not there in his bodily form for some weeks but He came in the Spirit form in them as promised. I will never leave you desolate; I come unto you! Remember this promise of Jesus Christ. As we all are waiting for the Christ to come in the clouds but has He already come as a Spirit in us? That’s why I said earlier, Word of God and the Power of the Holy Spirit help us in our weaknesses. Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, it’s not physical but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If we are filled by the Spirit we will be filled by the hope, the true hope in Christ. Jesus said to his disciple, Believe God and believe in him also. Well, they are believers then why need this reminder? There are times in our life where we often need to reckon ourselves and keep trusting in the promise of God through the Power of Spirit. Why we need to trust in God and in Jesus as well? Because every promise of God is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Through Christ we receive it; He is the Way to the Father. He is the Head and in Him we move and have our being.
We see the Faith of Abraham, which is the real lesson in the times of troubles. Romans 4:17-21 (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. Who in hope believed against hope to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, so shall thy seed be. And without being weakened in faith he considered his own body now as good as dead (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb, yet looking unto the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief but waxed strong through faith, giving glory to God and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able to also to perform.
Let us see Abraham secret of success. He not only believed God, but he took his Word seriously. Most of us believe God and even his Word. We have no problem till here but Abraham has something more to say, He not only believed God but He believed God was able. The problem with the Church today is this we believe in God and His words but we are not sure that He is able! Abraham was fully assured that what God had promised, He was able to also to perform. Next, Abraham considered there is nothing good left in his body and in the Sarah’s womb but He considered God can give life to his body and to his wife’s womb. Many of us know there is nothing in us but we don’t believe there is everything in God that He can do. Is your heart troubled today? Believe in God and in Jesus Christ, believe his words and promises, believe that He is Able to perform what He has promised.
While I was reading John 14, I came across one thing which strengthened my hope. Verse 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you…Which tells me, whatever Jesus has told us it is there. He has never told us anything which is not there. We are living in the generation were people adds and subtracts lot of things and deceives many so they fall in their prey but here One who says only the truth. That gives me hope and enough reason to trust in my Lord! He is the same yesterday, today and future
Pray to God to give light about your life. You cannot win the battle by your own because you are weak and helpless but God is not! He is Almighty and Powerful! Look unto Him and believe!