- GENUINE FAITH IS STORMPROOF and a STEADY ANCHOR to God’s infallible PROMISE of ETERNAL GLORY. Thus said the Lord Jesus Christ: “In my Father’s house are many MANSIONS: if it were not so, I would have told you. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” [John 14:2-3] This verse of Scripture summarizes the PROMISES of God to those who come to Him through FAITH in the REVELATION and gospel of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ, every man or woman born into this world is a potential home owner of a MANSION not made by human hands. The TITLE DEED is written in your name and you have it by FAITH when you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
- The Bible says: “Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPED for, the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN“[ Hebrews 11:1] Please note, the Scripture says, FAITH is about THINGS HOPED FOR and of THINGS NOT SEEN. FAITH, therefore, is not about rewards in this WORLD or of things that may be PRESENTLY SEEN, but of the REWARD we HOPE to receive from Christ at His Coming. Without controversy, both the JUST and UNJUST are sustained by DIVINE PROVIDENCE of God who “…maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew :545) The SUBSTANCE of STORMPROOF FAITH is absolute ASSURANCE in God to deliver according to His WORD. The EVIDENCE of STORMPROOF FAITH is total OBEDIENCE to the WILL of God, with PROOF of living a LIFE pleasing to Him and worthy of His REWARD [Revelation 22:12] If you already have your TITLE DEED, I caution you to beware of the THIEF, of who the Bible says: “The THIEF cometh not, but for to STEAL, and to KILL, and to DESTROY…” [John 10:10] The THIEF is Satan and the sole purpose of his incessant attacks on your marriage, business, children, health, finance, etc., is to nullify your TITLE DEED and render you eternally homeless.
- The Bible says: “And the RAIN DESCENDED, and the FLOODS CAME, and the WINDS BLEW, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for IT WAS FOUNDED ON A ROCK” [Matthew 7:25] The STORMS of this world come like FLOODS and have no respect of persons. Job was godly, rich and had a nice home until the FLOODS came. In one fell swoop, he lost his children, marriage, business and his health! Everything was thrown at him to dissolve his resolve, but he was undaunted. Job overcame the STORMS and testified that his FAITH was STORMPOOF and impervious to FLOODS, even to death, saying: “If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time WILL I WAIT, TILL MY CHANGE COME” [Job 14;14] I will tell you the secret of Job’s FAITH. The FOUNDATION of his FAITH was Jesus Christ, who though was yet to be born, was known to him by REVELATION. The SUBSTANCE of his FAITH was his solid ASSURANCE in the infallible PROMISE of RESURRECTION/CHANGE of the dead, at the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The EVIDENCE of his STORMPROOF FAITH was his readiness to patiently weather the STORMS and live uprightly before the Lord, without compromise.
- The Bible says: “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die” [Job 2:9] Job’s wife had “FAITH” while the going was good, as many readily do. When the FLOODS came, whatever she counted to be FAITH was dissolved in torrents of adversity. Beloved, we are in the LAST DAYS and the ENEMY is, “…having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” [Revelation 12:12] I assure you by the Spirit of the Lord, more distress, pains and sorrows are ahead, and now shall the Scripture be fulfilled, saying: “For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt” [Mark 9:49] The FIRE is here and every man that professes FAITH in Jesus Christ shall be “SALTED” and TRIED with the FIRE of TRIBULATION, as it is written: “That the TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found UNTO PRAISE AND HONOUR AND GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST:” [1 Peter 1:7] The STORMS will shake the nations as well as individual. Every FOUNDATION of FAITH shall be tried and only “…he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” [Matthew 24:13]
- Thus said the Lord: “…thou art Peter, and UPON THIS ROCK I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 6:18] The FOUNDATION of STORMPROOF FAITH is the ROCK [Matthew 16:16-18] Examine the FOUNDATION of your FAITH. If it is not built on the ROCK, it is not STORMPROOF. The ROCK is the REVELATION of God manifest in Jesus Christ to save and reconcile us to Himself, as it is written: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, …. preached unto the Gentiles … received up into glory” [1 Timothy 3:16] Now that you know, MAKE YOUR FAITH STORMPROOF in the MYSTERY OF GODLINESS. The SUBSTANCE of STORMPROOF FAITH is unshakeable ASSURANCE in the PROMISE of His REWARD at His Coming, when we shall possess our heavenly INHERITANCE. While we await His Coming, I warn you to depart from those who preach and teach FAITH as magnet to attract and amass earthly possessions. The Bible refers to such as “…MEN OF CORRUPT MINDS, and destitute of the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such withdraw thyself” [1 Timothy 6:5] I admonish you to hold tight to the EVIDENCE of your STORMPROOF FAITH, which is your earnest preparation to be made ready, a BRIDE, “…not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; …holy and without blemish’ [Ephesians 5:27]
- Finally, the Coming of the Lord is at hand and His REWARD is with Him, as it is written: “And, behold, I COME QUICKLY; and MY REWARD IS WITH ME, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12] Contrary to what you may have been taught, we have no REWARD from the Lord in this world. His REWARD is with Him and He shall give every man “according as his work shall be” at His Coming. I encourage you not to be discouraged by the STORMS of this world but “…PRESS TOWARD THE MARK for the PRIZE of the HIGH CALLING of God in Christ Jesus” [Philippians 3:14] If you are not born again, receive Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour and MAKE SURE YOUR FAITH IS STORMPROOF, amen