“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

(Luke 18:1-8)

At the end of his parable, Jesus asked: “ when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

The reason why Jesus asked such a question is because He knew that events preceding His return would unfold and make many people lose their faith in God.

Look at this: “ the recent events between Ukraine and Russia are only the beginning of a series of wars that will impact the global economy. Once Putin is done with his campaign, it is likely that China will invade Taiwan and North Korea might think of invading South Korea.

You may be living thousands of kilometers away from Europe or Asia but make no mistakes: “those wars will impact you.” The current war between Russia and Ukraine has already impacted the price of fuel or petrol. Here in the country where I live, the price of petrol has already risen thus causing prices of food commodities and other goods to increase. Those who are already poor, are suffering the impact of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. If more similar wars continue, more people will be impacted.

In this last curve we are going through, one of the master plans of satan consists in attacking the believer’s faith. Negative world events (e.g: financial crisis, famine, wars, pandemic,etc…) contain the ability to discourage and to make people lose faith.

Why is it necessary for satan to attack your faith?

The Bible says that the just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:2-4). In other words, without faith, the righteous cannot live. Satan wants to attack your faith because Without faith, the righteous cannot live.

So, how are we going to strengthen and keep our faith alive?

In Romans 10:17, the Bible says: ‘So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’

The starting point of faith begins whenever you hear or read the word of God.

And then,in James 2:17, the Bible states that: ‘In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.’

It is not enough to simply hear or read the word of God. You have to practice the Word of God. The more you practice It, the more alive your faith remains and grows.
Just think of this: ‘how many Bible teachings have you received from me over the past?” If you practice those teachings, your faith will grow and it will be difficult for the enemy to shake you negatively through this world’s circumstances.

What about the personal revelations you have received from God in the past?

Think about it.

It matters that you maintain your faith because Jesus predicted that in the end times, people will lose their faith (ref: Matthew 24:10-12). The current times will prove dangerous for people who are too lazy to practice the word of God.

I pray that you will keep your faith alive.