Psalms 115:2. WHY do the nations say “Where is THEIR GOD?”
For millennia people have asked that question and declared, in their ignorance “God is dead.”
Many people, especially in this modern age of instant gratification and entitlement find it very difficult, almost crippling of the need to tarry or wait, which is to be patient and more importantly how to abide. Many, even “church” folks have lost the discipline to Trust in The Lord and to Lean not upon our own understanding. In our current world situation and the increase of hostility towards Semites and Followers of The Way, we hear the same old statements identified above. Be rest assured GOD is NOT Dead, nor is He slow.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise (His coming and His Judgement), as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Meaning in His INFINITE Love for humanity God the Father (Abba) is not eagerly awaiting to carry out the sentence ALREADY imposed upon the whole of a fallen and rebellious world. The exception is for those that have put their trust, hope, their confession of FAITH in His Son and Redeemer Jesus of Nazareth the Christ (Messiah). A CONFIDENCE not only in the Promises of The Almighty, but more appropriately the faithfulness and trustworthiness He is to His WORD. It is the only thing God equates to His GREAT NAME (HaShem). His WORD (Logos/Rhema) the written and the declared spoken WORD of God. It is eternal and everlasting , it alone is the standard by which mankind is guided, instructed, and warned about the impending Judgement.
HE is The helper and The Shield to those that FEAR and TRUST in HIM. (Ps 115:11, 13)
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him. Psalms 28:7
A Shield of FAITH Ephesians 6:16, our faith isn’t in some man-made perishable shield, NO it is in the personhood of the triune Godhead of the Bible for both the Messianic Jewish and Gentile believers. Psalms 91 likens it to a dwelling place, “He who dwells IN the Shelter (booth/tabernacle) of The Most High will rest IN the shadow of The Almighty! I WILL say of The LORD He is my refuge and my fortress.” Oh to be found IN HIM when those moments and that day arrives.
Jesus makes a very peculiar comment, “When The Son of Man returns will He find FAITH in the earth….Luke 18:8b. When He does return, and HE Is! What will He find? A steadfast, courageous, and persistent ecclesia or a frightened, submitted, conquered, and frail bride that only sits in compliance with the injustice committed amongst mankind?
He IS Faith! Not only is it Faith In Him, and only those that remain and walk in an “abiding” FAITH, will be helped and justice delivered for. Once FAITH as a Mustard seed is sown into your soul, it must be watered, nourished, given everything it needs to thrive. He is that Seed of Faith! The Seed of Messiah which is The Anointed One.
Arise O Mighty Warrior, you Captain of the Host of Heaven! Ps. 24:7-9, Joshua 5:13-15