Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Are You Faint of Heart?

(Isaiah 40:28-31 KJB)  Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  29  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.30  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew theirstrength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

            As I read our scripture above, Romans 10:17 comes to my mind.

(Romans 10:17 KJB  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

            God is asking us, Hath thou (you) not known? Hast thou (you) not heard?..”   
            With all my heart, I would like to know that what I preach and all that is taught here at Fundamental Baptist Church enters each listeners’ heart, and convicts each heart to serve the Lord our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus.
              Yet as we re-read, we see He giveth power to the faint…”  “Faint” is defined as being weary.”  Those who are working for the Lord, and have come to that time, feel they need to “slow down” or “quit.”  God will honour all we do.   Slowing down or quitting is not what God wants us to do. 
              He tells us later that those who use themselves may be to the point of total exhaustion or total weariness.   Our scripture says, …the Lord shall renew their (our) strength and they (we) shall mount up with wings as eagles;.. We will run and not be weary, and we will walk and not be faint.
            We as Christians must gather ourselves together and fight this weariness.  This Church must not lose our zeal for the Lord.  We don’t want to find ourselves having lost our …first love.  

(Revelation 2:4 KJB  Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

            Jesus the Christ died and spilled His blood on that “Old Rugged Cross” for our souls.  We must not forget the souls of the lost here inWellington, (along with our love for Jesus and His compassion,) and for the people of the world.  Remember what Jesus did for you. 
              Where will your soul go the day God requires it?  Will that be a day of rejoicing for those left behind knowing you have mounted up with wings as an eagle, or will it be a devastating day, knowing you will be burning in Hell eternally?                                       

Bro. John Chastain

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