Together Faith

Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; 12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

Consider your faith and what Paul said here.  The Roman church was in the capital of the pagan world.  They had conquered every country in the known world.  Right there at ground zero people were won to the Lord.  It was against the law but right under Caesar’s nose God raised up a people.

Every generation has had some wave of the Roman-type Empire.  We’re losing our sovereignty and nationalism that made us unique on the global scene.  We’re evolving downward into an old Roman Empire.  It’s no longer by the people and for the people.  But right here under the nose of the devil we still have a church. Many churches bow down and out; they let their faith get weak.  When they lose the unity, that together-faith, they wake up one morning with a different identity.  Some don’t even use the word ‘church’ in their name anymore.  It’s become a place to eat and socialize.  The Bible says we have homes to eat in.  Sometimes I get tired of being looked at as a dying dinosaur.  Let’s remember that if we’re saved, we’re children of God.  The devil can’t defeat us if we keep our faith in Jesus Christ, no matter how challenging it gets.

Even in the midst of all they had to endure, Paul saw a together faith in the church of Rome. They had a mutual faith.  That means you and me and me and you.  The devil wants to wreck and weaken our faith in God, in the church, and in each other.  No matter how weary and weakened we are in faith, the best thing is to pool it together.  The Bible says if two agree on anything it shall be done.  Was Jesus exaggerating?  No!  We need each other.  We are each an asset.  God has given us power to believe and when I see your trust in the Lord it helps my faith.  The devil has to flee when we pray and work together as one.

It takes us all to stick together.  When people are weak and down they need the faith and support of others.  The reward is you and I together in a ya’ll kind of faith.  I find Wednesday nights to be a mid-week fill-up.  Let’s do our best with our imperfect faith.  As imperfect people we must remember we have a perfect God and his perfect Word.  When the Roman Empire fell, the church at Rome was still standing.  When it’s all said and done God will still stand.  We will as well if we stand together.

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