1. Are you surrounded by FRIENDS, FAMILY and BRETHREN who do not BELIEVE in CHRIST? Well, you are in good company, the brethren of Jesus did not BELIEVE He is CHRIST and said, “… If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For NEITHER DID HIS BRETHREN BELIEVE HIM” [John 7:4-5] Jesus was not perturbed. He knew it was the nature of men to DISBELIEVE when you are not what they want you to be and in their TIME. He replied: “… MY TIME IS NOT YET COME: but your time is alway ready” [John 7:6] His brethren probably had good intentions, but GOOD INTENTIONS, “… highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” [Luke 16:15] Those who mock you are not the ENEMY, but ignorant of God’s plan for your life. The ENEMY is Satan, taking advantage of weaknesses of the flesh to provoke fear and anxiety in scoffers. Beloved, God has a PURPOSE for your life, for which He gave His LIFE through Jesus Christ. It is your duty to ascertain God’s PURPOSE, BELIEVE it against all odds and PRESS FORWARD to fulfilment. WHEN NO ONE BELIEVES YOU, you are not alone, Apostle Paul said: “… I also suffer these things: nevertheless I AM NOT ASHAMED: for I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” [2 Timothy 1:12] WHEN NO ONE BELIEVES YOU, BELIEVE and HOLD ON to the ONE who gave His LIFE for you.
2. What do you do, when DOUBTERS question the HEAVENLY VISION? John, the Baptist, announced the ministry of Jesus Christ, saying: “… BEHOLD, THE LAMB OF GOD, which taketh away the sin of the world” [John 1:29] The same John afterwards sent his disciples to Jesus, saying: ”… John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, ART THOU HE THAT SHOULD COME? or look we for another?” [Luke 7:20] According to the PURPOSE of God, there were no visible miracles in the ministry of John. When miracles began to flow in Christ’s ministry, Satan raised DOUBTS in John’s heart. John was not jealous or evil, but ignorant of DIVINE AGENDA. Jesus calmed John’s DOUBTS, saying: “… tell John what things ye have SEEN and HEARD; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the GOSPEL IS PREACHED” [Luke 7:22] Jesus transformed the “HEAVENLY VISION” to VISIBLE GOSPEL, that could be SEEN and HEARD. I assure you; DOUBTERS will arise when your PURPOSE is in motion. You must not allow any man or situation to DISTRACT you from “… THE HEAVENLY VISION” [Acts 26:19] WHEN NO ONE BELIEVES YOU, let your LIFE and MINISTRY witness the VISIBLE GOSPEL.
3. WHEN NO ONE BELIEVES YOU, perhaps you are wrong, and DOUBTERS are right. WHEN NO ONE BELIEVES YOU, examine yourself, “… WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” [2 Corinthians 13:5] The Bible says: “Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen” [Hebrews 11:1] The SUBSTANCE of FAITH is the TESTIMONY of God MANIFEST in Jesus Christ, and “… without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH…” [1 Timothy 3:16] Those who TESTIFY of God “MANIFEST IN THE FLESH” bear WITNESS they are crucified with Jesus Christ, and as Paul said: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: and the life which I now live in the flesh I LIVE BY FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD … “ [Galatians 3:20] The EVIDENCE of FAITH is the LIFE you and I LIVE for or against the TESTIMONY we profess, as it is written: “… THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH … “ [Habakkuk 2:4] To LIVE BY FAITH is to LIVE SACRIFICIALLY for Christ, DEAD TO THE FLESH [Romans 12:1-2] If you are CRUCIFIED with Jesus Christ, it does not matter what men think of you, as the Bible says: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: and the life which I now live in the flesh I LIVE BY FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, who loved me, and gave himself for me” [Galatians 2:20]
4. The Bible says: “This know also, that IN THE LAST DAY PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, BLASPHEMERS, … FALSE ACCUSERS, incontinent, fierce, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD, TRAITORS, … Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof …” [2 Timothy 3:1-5] BLASPHEMERS, FALSE ACCUSERS and DESPISERS now sit in Church, costumed in “A FORM OF GODLINESS”. Like Lot’s wife, they will challenge your integrity in times of adversity, as it is written: “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die” [Job 2:9] His friends also DISBELIEVED him, but Job HELD ON and replied: “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] Beloved, my CHANGE and your CHANGE are so close, when the Lord shall appear in the company of innumerable angels and we shall be TRANSLATED to be “… LIKE HIM, FOR WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS” [1 John 3:2] WHEN NO ONE BELIEVES YOU, BELIEVE in the Lord and His Coming. Every day, examine yourself in the MIRROR of FAITH to ascertain your standing in Him, earnestly preparing for His appearance when we “… shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” [1 Thessalonians 4:17] If you are not BORN AGAIN, now is time to BELIEVE and receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, amen.