An Enduring Faith in the One True And Living God

An Enduring Faith in the One True And Living God
By Pastor Howard Wright, a guest contributor to The Joseph Plan

Is your faith strong enough to survive the days ahead?
Is your faith based on a foundation of biblical truths, or on the words of man?

The True and Living God has made a way, through the Lord Jesus Christ, for you to have a loving, personal relationship with Him that gives you a rest that satisfies your every longing! This is your only safe resting place! Are you here yet? The One True and Living God has given all of us the opportunity to live in a faith that will help us to ENDURE!

How many “Christians” are loving the True and Living God? In other words, how many have a personal, up-to-date, loving relationship with God? Are you one of those who have been deceived into loving something or someone else more than Jesus? Could it be you worship His promises in the Bible, what He does for you, His power, His miracles, His commandments, good feelings or something else relating to Him rather than Him? Maybe you have never thought of this before! It is so easy to do.

Naturally, separating God from the things of God is impossible. The problem comes when you or some one dear to you, slips into the mindsets of Romans 1:21-32. Sad to say, most of the people of this generation are so far removed from the True and Living God they have become very comfortable dancing with demons in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Where are you? Have you been poisoned to believe good is evil and evil is good? Are the drumbeats of the world, the flesh and the devil so loud in your head you cannot hear the “still small voice” of your loving, Creator-Redeemer God calling you to Himself, saying, “Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” – Matthew 11:28? Seriously, is Jesus your only resting place or not?

How about the Bible? Can the Bible save you? Jesus said, “Search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: AND THEY ARE THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME. And you will not come to me, that you might have life” – John 5:39, 40.

The Bible is the Word of God, but it is not God. The Bible is food for the children of God that nourishes their living faith. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the MAN OF GOD may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” – 2 Timothy 3:16, 17. Does your Bible study bring you closer to Jesus? If not, why not?

How about keeping the Law? Can the law save you? “But the Scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to BRING US UNTO CHRIST, that we might be justified by Jesus. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster” – Galatians 3:22-25. The law is given for sinners to bring them to Jesus. See 1 Timothy 1:5-17. If you are still sinning, you are a sinner! Are you using this Scripture to justify a lawless lifestyle? If so, you better check your spiritual pulse! You are either a pretender or have never been serious about quitting the sin business. This is very dangerous!

God’s Commandments are still in force! You shall have no other gods before Me – Exodus 20:3-6. You shall have none other gods before me – Deuteronomy 5:7-10. “You tell and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: Who has declared this from ancient times? Who has told it from that time? Have not I the LORD? And there is no god else beside Me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside Me. Look unto Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear” – Isaiah 45:21-23.

Just believing God exists is not enough. “You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble”!

The Book of Hebrews gives you the faith compass that keeps you headed in the right direction. Without this faith compass you will hit the bottom and self-destruct. You will have an “evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God” (3:12); “be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (3:13); “fail of the grace of God” and have a “root of bitterness springing up” troubling and defiling you (12:15). Do not despair! Help is coming soon! Study Romans and Hebrews to know how to use God’s faith compass in your daily walk with God.

The secret is found in what or Whom you are resting your faith, hope and love! When you get sick, do you go to God or the doctor? When you have financial problems, do you seek God’s help or take out a loan? When it comes to origins, do you accept God’s explanation in Genesis 1 and 2 or the pseudo-scientists’ explanation? If your “God” does not do things the way you think He should, do you wait patiently upon God or give up on Him? When problems come, do you run to God or to drugs? What you run to first is your god! Be honest! Is your first faith in God or something else?

LET ME ILLUSTRATE! You see a beautiful woman or a handsome man! Your heart starts racing! You say, “I must have her or him for my life’s companion!” This is not love. This is lust. On the other hand, love must be developed. You meet one another. You start writing to one another. You like being together. You miss one another when you are not together. The letters get more personal. You read the love letters over and over again. You tell everyone you can about what a nice person you have found. You like being with the loved one’s family and friends. You make lifetime commitments. You start straightening up your life. Now your love is beginning to grow. Are you lusting after the things of God or loving Him more and more every day?

Problem in the general Christian Church today is, many have never gone any farther than lusting after the benefits of the Christian life. They have no time for the Bible (God’s love letters to them). They have no prayer life (being with God). They hardly ever tell anyone else how wonderful God is to them (witnessing). They have no time for God’s friends (Christian fellowship). They make no lifetime commitments to God (consecration to God’s will). They stay in their sins. LUST HAS NO REST. LOVE BRINGS PERFECT PEACE (REST) TO THE TRUE LOVERS OF GOD! True Children of God are the “Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ!” They have “perfect love that casts out fear!” Are you here yet?

The Humanist told us, “we do not have a Deity to save us, we must save ourselves.” Have you bought into this lie? After decades of poisoning you to believe this lie through your schools, your governments, your churches and your families, maybe your living faith has been brought to near extinction. Be honest! Do not be fooled! Do you need a way to deprogram yourself from these lies?

If you find yourself in this sad state of affairs, there is hope! Do the following! Wake up to the fact you cannot save yourself. Perhaps, even now, you are searching for a Deity to save you! The good news is, you do have a Deity to save you! His name is Jesus! Get deliverance! Detoxify yourself! The truth will set you free!

Is your faith strong enough to survive the days ahead?
Is your faith based on a foundation of biblical truths, or on the words of man?
This book will help you to examine yourself and get in the right position with God for times of tribulation we are in.

Pastor Howard Eugene Wright, the author of this guest article, has compiled vital information in his “7 Steps to God’s Glorious Freedom” book and its “Workbook,” that will enable you to detoxify (deprogram) yourself of the deceitful idol worship of this generation.

Get your copy today at

God Bless,

Pastor Howard Wright

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”

Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer mountains can truly be moved.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day, some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure you are born again?

Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding.

If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized. He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here)

You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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Psalm 91

God Bless,

Pastor Thomas Holm

The World Wide Ministry of The Joseph Plan


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