Faithfulness and Persecution- Faithfulness (PART 2)

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Your primary allegiance must be towards our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. This is something you need to affirm. Our salvation becomes a reality when we confess and declare the Lordship of Jesus Christ in our life, and once He manifests into our life, He will share that place with no other (Romans 10 v 9).

The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:1) and said that in the last days, perilous times will come; dangerous times. There shall be a time of trouble and persecution in the last days. We have to prepare ourselves because life in this world is not without challenges, but it is a blessing to be persecuted for righteousness and for the Name of Jesus.

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were also persecuted for righteousness and for their allegiance to the Lord. The story of Daniel in the lion’s den and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace are great encouragements for us. (Reference: Daniel 3) Be strong in your heart and be faithful like Daniel.

Those who have been sent by God are faithful. Faithfulness is one of the blessings bestowed by God upon His children. Being sent does not mean you are faithful, you are sent because you are faithful. You may have been called but until you are faithful you have to be proved faithful.

2 Timothy 2 v 2: And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

1 Corinthians 4 v 2: Moreover, it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.

Jesus commits the Gospel to faithful men who will be able to teach others as well. Faithfulness is in our spirit and it is important for us to choose to be faithful.

Galatians 5 v 22: The word ‘faithfulness’ is used in some translations of Galatians 5 v 22 instead of the word ‘faith’.

There are several aspects of our lives in which we can manifest the character of the faithfulness. Like Abraham, we can become dependable and be faithful in the things of God, and like Moses, we can be faithful in all God’s house.

Here are the areas to manifest the character of faithfulness:

  • Faithfulness in our service in the house of God
  • Faithfulness in using the gifts and abilities God has given to us
  • Faithfulness in specific assignments the Lord has given us
  • Faithfulness in the use of financial and material blessings that the Lord has blessed us with
  • Faithfulness in ministering to others
  • Faithfulness in our work place and in our business relationships

Learn to be faithful in everything God has given you and enjoy a life of fulfilment filled with God’s blessings. God Bless You.