The Bible uses several metaphors to describe the CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH. One of these is that of Jesus and his people as Friends. And as Friends what binds us is being Faithful to each other at all cost.
Daniel 6:4. Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Beloved, your loving Father in heaven has one outstanding virtue. That alone makes Him a dependable and reliable God. That virtue is faithfulness. The scriptures is repleted both in the old and new testaments affirming that God is faithful and remain ever and unchanging faithful. See some of them. Deuteronomy 7:9. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
1 Corinthians 1:9. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 10:13. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Peter 4:19. Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. 2 Thessalonians 3:3. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
BELOVED, THIS UNIQUE VIRTUE WAS WHAT CHARACTERISED THE LIFESTYLE OF DAMIEL AND DISTINGUISHED HIM AT BABYLON. HE WAS. RELEVANT IN FOUR DYNASTIES CONSECUTIVELY.
Do you desire relevance through God, dare to be a Daniel. See them.
1. Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel 2:46-48. Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
2. Belshazzar. Daniel 5:29. Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
3. : Darius. :Daniel 6:1-3. It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
4. Cyrus : Daniel 6:28. So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. Beloved, see how the scriptures describe Daniel. Daniel 6:4. Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Settle it in your heart, that God is still lounging to have fellowship with biblical faithful believers. Such people will receive uncommon earthly and eternal blessings from Him. I am persuaded He will find you, hallelujah . Psalms 31:23. O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Proverbs 28:20. A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
See some saints in Bible days, that were found faithful. If they were, then you have no singular excuse not to be faithful, like them. May the Lord depend on you in Jesus name.
Samuel : 1 Samuel 2:35. And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
Moses: Numbers 12:7. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
Hanani: Nehemiah 7:2. That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.
Abraham : Nehemiah 9:7-8. Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham; And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him… Galatians 3:9. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Timothy 1 Corinthians 4:17. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
Brethren at Ephesus :Ephesians 1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Tychicus.: Ephesians 6:21-22. But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Brethren at the Colossian church – Colossians 1:2. To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul : 1 Timothy 1:12-13. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
Silvanus. : 1 Peter 5:12. By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
NEVER EVER FORGET, GOD REQUIRE FAITHFULNESS FROM YOU TOO. YOU MUST BE FAITHFUL, IT IS COMPULSORY.
1 Corinthians 4:2. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Friends, everything our Lord Jesus Christ did, during His earthly ministry is for all believers to follow and that includes you. John 13:15. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. 1 Peter 2:21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Dear ones, one outstanding and extraordinary virtue that made Jesus Christ, our Lord, the singular acceptable bridge between God and humanity was unashamed faithfulness. See how the scriptures put it.
Hebrews 2:17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 3:1-2. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. Revelation 3:14. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Revelation 19:11-13. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. Dearly beloved , Jesus our Lord desires that believers of all ages and you in particular should be blessed here and hereafter. But then, you are going to earn it, through biblical faithfulness.
Matthew 24:45-47. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
THIS FAITHFULNESS IN YOUR LIFE, SHALL BE RELENTLESSLY CONTESTED BY THE DEVIL, IN ORDER TO DENY YOU OF ETERNAL BLESSINGS.
But he shall whole fully fail in Jesus name. That is why, like the saints and believers of old, you must never ever opt for a compromise . Doing so will negatively affect your eternal well-being. The good Lord shall uphold you to the end in Jesus name. Revelation 2:10. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
JESUS CHRIST, AN EPITOME OF BIBLICAL FAITHFULNESS, EMULATE HIM. See the attached videos. Carry your cross and endure to the end.
Brothers & Sisters, the pains of God and Jesus Christ His son is the continual dearth of faithful people in all ages. Psalms 12:1. Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? Luke 16:11-12. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? This inadvertently shall be their undoing and responsible for their missing the dawning rapture. This shall never be your portion in Jesus name.
SO COMMIT YOURSELF TILL CHRIST COMES TO UNFLINCHING AND UNASHAMED BIBLICAL FAITHFULNESS.
God’s grace shall avail for you in Jesus name. Psalms 101:6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. Matthew 25:21-23. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
ALWAYS REMEMBER, GOD DEMANDS FAITHFULNESS FROM YOU IN PARTICULAR, FOR YOUR ETERNAL WELL BEING AND PARTAKING IN THE RAPTURE TO BE GUARANTEED. GOD WILL BE HANDY TO SUPPORT YOU.
1 Corinthians 4:2. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. Hebrews 10:23-24. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 1 Thessalonians 5:24. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. See you at the top in Jesus name.