You will not be broken
Luke 22:31-32; Hebrews 4:14; 1 Timothy 2:5; Acts 27:30-34
This portion in Luke was the last supper moment Jesus had with His Disciples and He prophesies about all Peter and Judas would do when He would be arrested.
He says to Peter that He’s prayed for Him so his faith does not fail. Peter was a flamboyant person who always declared his love for Jesus but when the tough moments came, he was nowhere to be seen. Jesus prays for Peter even before he denies him: He tells him he’ll fail even before it happens.
How many times have we gone through a situation in our minds that we think we’re gonna fail? And Yes, we do fail sometimes in our journey but Peter hears this from Christ Himself that even if he fails, may his faith not fail. I say it again, “There are times in life that we’ll fail but what Christ wants is that our faith won’t fail”. It’s something working in you to set up your life in the future. Peter, like many other heroes of faith, failed at a very important time in his life. This was a terrible failure for Peter but He wasn’t abandoned by God in the end.
In the book of Hebrews, we are shown that we have one mediator between God and Man: it’s Jesus who is praying for us his disciples and is interceding for us knowing we may fail but that our faith shall not fail. We have a high priest who is in charge: Sometimes there are things we hold onto for security but if they fail, God may or may not do anything about it but we have to trust Him.
Paul the apostle in the book of Acts knew the way things of the Spirit work. He is told by God that he would not die when the waves hit their ship till it capsized: he didn’t promise anything but only said he wouldn’t die. So the boat capsized and everyone is scattered on the water. Still, he didn’t die even if he went through the rough seas. Even if our foundations we’ve held onto and the things like jobs, friends, family leave us, God won’t.
This ship breaks down and more things happened but none of them perished because Jesus is praying continuously for our faith to be on the firm foundation.
No matter the waves that hit you, they won’t shatter you!
We need to have our foundations deeply rooted in God so that no matter what, He’s God and He remains King and Lord in our lives. Whatever happens, superficially shouldn’t delude us from the truth of God’s glory!
Right now Jesus is still interceding for our faith and our lives so let’s enjoy life and be happy knowing this!
Be ye doers of the Word!
James 1:22 Every Word of God requires a verb of God is an action! We are supposed to be acting on the word alone and not just hearing about it! Similarly, just like when we walk with one eye open instead of two, there are so many things we miss out on and have more […]
Live Sermon by Pastor Blessen Cherian on 8-Nov-19 at The Church of the Redeemed Remnant
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 2:14-16 “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?” 1 Corinthians 3:1-4
Message From The Word – You are one of these three people – Pastor Blessen Cherian – 8th November 2019
There are times when life is overwhelming, when all we have is questions. In those moments, hope can feel far away. The great thing about prayer is that it shifts our perspective toward the One who stands ready to listen. No matter what you’re facing, we’d love to pray with you!