He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.”
Mark 9:19

When I read through the Bible, it dawns on me that we are without excuse. We are without excuse to be doubtful, discouraged, unbelieving, or cowardly. The Lord God has given us every reason to believe, every reason to trust in Him, believe in Him, and to follow Him, who can say otherwise? Can I doubt as Abraham did, when God so clearly showed Himself faithful? Can I question the God of Eternity as Job did? Can I be discouraged as Moses was, or cowardly and doubtful like Gideon?

The reality is that these things do come upon us, but do we have reason? What excuse do we have, those of us living in the end, with the testimony of all those who came before us and the testimony of all He has done for us thus far? What must the Lord do for us to stop doubting, stop questioning His faithfulness, stop complaining, stop being depressed and discouraged? What greater promise could He give that He has not already given? What greater show of power must He do for those called by His name to rise, be encouraged and emboldened, and believe?

You repentant and believing souls walk in all the authority of the Master, will you cower in the darkness or stand in the light? He has given you a sword, is it dragging in the mud or are you wielding it for His glory? Jesus said, “Take heed that no one deceives you”, yet many of you walk openly into the arms of the enemy because you are blind, naked, miserable, and poor (Mat. 24:4, Rev. 3:17). Arise and watch, lest when He comes, He finds no faith on this earth (Luk. 18:8).

Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
Ephesians 5:14


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