An Outcry for an Uprising of Faith

I have one main job. It is to encourage people to come to know and feverishly love Jesus Christ through the study of the Bible. God called me at 18 between my freshman and sophomore year of college, started teaching me how to get up in front of a group and communicate between that time and my mid-twenties then, at 27, He set a torch in my chest for His Word. That fire has burned in me for 30 years. It is my whole ministry life. I love those pages more than I love a sizzling skillet of great food. I love the One who breathed those words on the page, taking His own sweet time, over centuries strewn mysteriously with periods of divine silence. From the very beginning, God called me to serve interdenominationally. I have been part of one denomination since the cradle roll but I have had the privilege and clear insistence of the Holy Spirit to serve all over the Christian spectrum where people would have me. I will serve any group of people anywhere my schedule allows as long as I don’t have to compromise the message of salvation through faith in Christ Jesus alone and the exhortation for people to come to love and know Him and serve Him through the ongoing study of Scripture.

I serve Baptists, Lutherans, Assembly of God and everything around them and in between. I serve both cessationists and charismatics. I serve people who raise their hands and people who sit on their hands. Doesn’t matter to me. I’ll serve anybody. It’s not everybody’s calling but it’s mine. I may feel less comfortable some places than others as Jesus opens gates to new fields but I cannot find a single place Jesus commanded us in Scripture to go where we feel most comfortable or where people already agree with everything we have to say. I love the Body of Christ in all its diversity. I am not blind to our flaws and sins and imbalances but I still believe in the power of Jesus Christ to save and deliver through the gospel invading this globe.

Here’s why I’m writing today. We are in colossal need of a collective uprising of faith even amid our differences of opinions on other matters. Faith is still the paramount response God requires from His people. We want so much for it to be our righteousness because it feels more secure and reliable and tame and God knows it looks better out there in front of people. You will get no argument from me on that one. Make no mistake, our pursuit of righteousness is crucial. Carnality kills our witness and quenches the Holy Spirit. It destroys our relationships and unravels our effectiveness. But God has a greater priority even than our righteousness. He wants our FAITH. We don’t get to make the rules. We don’t get a vote. God is sovereign and this is the way He’s chosen to do it: Our faith is counted to us as righteousness. Of Abraham, Paul wrote in Romans 5…

20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” 23 But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, 24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. 

Without faith, it is still impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6) Jesus can do anything He pleases but He is still the same Savior who worked few wonders where He saw little faith. (Mark 5:5-6) He is still the same Son of God who stated unwaveringly, “According to your faith be it done to you.” (Matthew 9:29)

We need God’s intervention in our day. Our nation needs His help. Our globe is quaking with oppression and darkness. People are lost, suffering, starving and dying. People in nearby cubicles at work feel despair and hopelessness. Many within a few miles of each of our front doors are contemplating suicide. We need doors open for the gospel that are shut so tight, the best evangelical strategies will not budge them. We need God’s wonders to be renewed in our day. (Habakkuk 3:2) Even if you believe wonders largely ceased with the completion of the New Testament canon, I’m wondering if perhaps you might be willing to cry out for the sake of this broken world and ask God to have mercy on us and intervene miraculously in our midst.

The common bond for all of us truly in Christ is our faith in what He has already done through the power of His cross and resurrection. That is nonnegotiable. But is He not also calling us to faith in what He has yet to do in fulfillment of His own prophetic word? What He might currently do if enough of us were willing to lay down our differences and our comforts to fall on our faces and ask? This is not about spiritual gifts if that is an issue that makes you resistant to believing God for wonders in our day. This is about supernatural power. And we are desperate for it. We need wonders of salvation, deliverance, freedom, rescue, repentance, revival, reconciliation, forgiveness. We need healing from bitterness and offense. We need miracles of unity in a fractured church. We need holiness and wholeness. We need mighty servants of God raised up all over the world to serve Him, to teach and preach His Word. We need boldness and fearlessness. We need supernatural strength to suffer well when suffering is imperative to His glory. We need to love people we hate. We need miracles.

To those of us who are willing to keep believing Him, God has promised the immeasurable greatness of the very power He exercised to raise Jesus from the dead. (Ephesians 1:19-20) He is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or think but He commands us to both ask and think, and to pray and believe, to seek and beat the door down.

We are here such a short time. You and I will stand in that great cloud of witnesses in the blink of an eye. We want to be among the generations of whom Jesus can say, “I got to do great and mighty things in that era right there. Those people had some kind of fiery faith.” Oh, make it so, Lord Jesus. Let it be. Revive us again.

 

“Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8

 

 

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  1. 1
    Julie Reynolds says:

    Amen Sister! Praying with you!

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    Sheryl Potts says:

    Speaking my heart and experience! Crying out with you to see God displayed through any means necessary so that he would draw all men (women, and children) to himself! Keep on doing just what your doing! Love and prayers as you continue to minister his word.

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    Betty M says:

    Beth,
    I for one have had it both ways being brought up in a Southern Baptist home and then marrying a LCMS Lutheran. I have seen the good and bad in both. I loved the spontaneous nature within my Baptist roots. It was there in SS I first heard the Gospel and loved Jesus. My mother often read me stories about the Bible at bedtime. I felt my church loved the Lord but I also saw much division over silly things. There was also alot of rivalry etc. One could fault the church for this but is the church not made up of sinners in need of a Savior? Why would we expect our churches to have anything less than others struggling with our old sinful nature, even though redeemed by Him? At times being victorious over sin but then again failing our Lord and in need of His unconditional forgiveness as we repent and with His help go on. I married an LCMS Lutheran. This church is litugical or “High Church.” Everything done in that church has deep liturgical meaning. Through the years of studying liturgical worship I have grown to love the traditional worship. It is very formal and some may say a bit boring but then some say the same thing about studying His Word. Everything sung in liturgy is really scripture and most youngsters have a good grasp on scripture from singing it weekly. We have different settings we do each quarter of the church year. Would I say that one church appears to love our Lord more? No! It is one is less formal and adheres less to a strict doctrinal stance. One will argue we need more structure and creeds to adhere to so we do not wonder from the Word as some are doing these days all in the name of love. Some will argue we just need God’s Word which we all agree but dangerous cults have been founded touting they are following God’s Word as it was revealed through recent prophets. We need to be serious scholars of the Word and study it with great fervor and therein we find our salvation. I for one am sick and tired of the piety I see in all churches and too wish we could all unite as we will some day. We will see many other Christian faiths present in our eternal home in Heaven. Til then we struggle with our own imperfections here and do best we can. God has us where He wants us whether it be in an arm waving, hand clapping worship or one that is hand sitting and very disciplined. We all agree Salvation comes through the blood of the Lamb, so I can serve my Lord as well in my very strict worship in my LCMS church just as I did as a youngster in my SBC church. I do get a lot of static for my stand on this and have been called a few not nice things but I appreciate those who are serving the Lord in the best way they feel led to lead. I may not be the most comfortable in a more spontaneous setting but I have been to four LPL events and I felt right at home, even if I did not feel like clapping and being more actively involved and no one threw me out either!
    I do not see a unity in the faith happening til we reach our glorious Heavenly home for division is how Satan works best.
    So from one who has had it both ways I just say “let’s just keep doing what we are doing the way we feel best lead to and let our Lord decide who was right and who was wrong. I have a feeling to Him it is all about a personal relationship with Him and believing He came to save us through His shed blood on the cross and that we all agree on.
    Blessings to you and keep up the good fight!
    Betty M

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      Punky Tolson says:

      AMEN, Miss Betty! I grew up in the Episcopal (liturgical) church… and that’s where God put a fire in my heart for His Word as a Lay Reader on Sunday mornings. From there I went to the Presbyterian church after marrying a Pres. Minister (did I have a choice?). As I was struggling to make that change, God sweetly reminded me, “Punky, I am in that Church too! You just wait and see!” Now my husband and I are planted in an innercity, multi-racial, socially and economically diverse “Bible” church in Dallas, TX. I’ve worshiped singing with choirs and organs, choirs and orchestras, and now a group of gifted singers and a band. One thing I know for sure- if the GOSPEL is preached, and JESUS is lifted up, God is there. And He is glorified. And He delights and is well pleased. He inhabits the praises of His people… any way we praise Him!

      Much love to you, Miss Betty! I hope to meet you one day!
      xoxo – P

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    Michele says:

    Hi Beth,

    Thanks for your thoughtful post on faith.

    My faith roots started when I was young and growing up in the RC tradition. When I was 18 I was headed toward a monastic life, when I got “saved”, and became confused about my calling. My, then, Pentecostal pastor, suggested I should go to Bible College instead of pursuing the cloistered life; so that’s what I did. I’m not sorry I did, because now in my married life with 2 grown children; I have a daily schedule of the cloistered life. “To the monastic mind, prayer is the marking of time and the pursuit of the known but unseen, the fulfilling but unaccomplished.” (Sister Joan Chittister). I pray for you and the many other well known and lesser known people of faith, on a daily basis. I consider it a joy and privilege.

    Michele

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      Tanya says:

      Your post blesses and challenges me, Michele. Thank you.

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      Dee says:

      I’m really excited to see one of Sister Joan’s quotes here. I’ve recently discovered her writings and am enjoying them. Grace and peace to you, Michele!

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    Melissa Arrington says:

    Praise The Holy Name of Jesus The Christ…..faith…faith…faith…more faith!!

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    Sabrina Smith says:

    Amen! I wish I had the understanding if the Word that Beth does. I envy your calling and skill in life. I know God can change this world and I hope he does soon through us Christians.

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    Kari Blackmore says:

    Yes Yes Yes and Amen! Give us the same power that raised Jesus from the dead to come together as believers in Him and stand and believe for unity in Christ! Help us all Lord, to have faith in Your Word and to take it to our neighborhood, to give hope and life to the dead and dying around us! Have mercy on us oh God and help us to stop fighting and bickering and hating and pour our Your love upon us all. Bring in the unity of believers and give us a passion to fall on our faces and cry out to You, knowing that You hear us and let us have faith to move those mighty mountains! Your kingdom come and Your will be done in our lives, through us Lord! Standing in faith with all my brothers and sisters in Christ that You pour out Your Holy Spirit and Fire and bring on a revival! In Jesus name Amen and Amen

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    Pam Tucker says:

    Amen! Ament! Amen! Well said. Beth, you have such a gift. You put on paper so eloquently exactly how most of us feel. You are a true gift from God. May God continue to bless and use you in a might way. Praise His Name Forever. Love you to pieces!

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    Melanie Beam says:

    For some time now, I’ve been praying for repentance & a FRESH VISION of God for all Americans before it’s too late and about 3 months ago, the Lord put it on my heart to pray this for the entire world!!! You words are just confirmation that keep coming over & over – the time is NOW for those of us who believe, regardless of our denomination, to exercise our faith and pray; to take action like never before. Thank you, Beth, for being such a willing servant. I love you with the love of our Lord!!!!

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    Priscilla Graham says:

    Beth! You are so on point with this peice! Thank you for your Spirit filled words.
    I was just praying this last night as I watched the election results. I live in Florida.
    So, you can imagine all of us on our knees!
    I’m hoping we haven’t totally slipped away from God’s favor. After reading the book, “the Harbinger”, it is becoming clearer to me where we stand with God. Also studying you Daniel study
    (Twice) the current events are not a shock to me.
    It is sad. But I still claim the word as I pray. I still pray for this great nation. And I still press on to finish the race for God because my hope IS in Jesus!
    -fellow prayer warrior, Priscilla

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    Yes Beth! You are calling to my heart! Too many Christians hate Muslims, hate Democrats, hate immigrants… Our church is being torn apart! The devil is at work here. He wants us to fight with each other. Just look at the Republicans running for President! The name-calling, the insults, the acts of violence and hate being encouraged by some of the candidates. This is not the America I know — In God we Trust. Yes Beth, we need to ask God for miracle healing of our churches and our Faith! Amen and Amen!! For God’s glory! Just a side note — I so wish I could be in St. Louis for the women’s event you are doing with Joyce Meyer this fall! It is going to be awesome!

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    Elisabeth says:

    LOVE this. Beautiful. Thank you for saying these things. Such truth. Praying with you!

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    Anita Carman says:

    Great word Beth!! I stand with you on desiring unity. It is when we are one that the world will know that God sent Jesus. Unity is God’s evangelism strategy. Faith makes us as one when we all depend on the blood of Jesus for our salvation. End of story. No wonder the devil wrecks havoc with unity under a common faith. When believers of different ethnicities and denominations unite, the world is astounded. They ask, “What’s going on there?” So the devil gets us all distracted by taking our focus off the main message. Love how you continue raising the standard!!!

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    Kate Hawk says:

    YES, and A.M.E.N., Siesta Mama!!!!!

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    Dana says:

    And all God’s people say “Amen!”

    I wish you and I could sit down over a cup of coffee, and I would tell you how God has used you to teach me and draw me closer to Him. I absolutely adore Him and cannot wait to spend time with Him. Most of the time, I am doing one of your Bible studies. Some of them I have done several times. I am a church secretary and there is a wonderful library of the dvds of your studies and when I get close to the end of one I start praying and asking God to show me which one He wants me to do next and He is always faithful to show me which one. I don’t do the studies with groups of women very often because I work two jobs and just don’t have much free time, but the time I get to spend with the LORD, I cherish. After watching your periscope on New Year’s Day about journaling, I bought my polka dot notebook and pack of pens that very day and have incorporated writing most every morning. I love doing that and know that at the end of the year I will get to go back and see how God had moved in my life. I’ve also been writing one or two sentences about what God showed me during my study that morning. So, I’m looking forward to going back and being reminded of those lessons too.

    Thank you so much for teaching and saying yes to God’s call.

    Love you a lot!

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    Sandy Fry says:

    Amen! Praying for such an outpouring of revival that it will stun the world. Thus will only happen if there is revival in each person who will unite in prayer. Then action will be needed, a group of Christians who have such unswerving love for the souls of men that they are compelled with urgency to spread the gospel one by one to each person they encounter. We should never assume that fellow church members have truly trusted Christ. No one should be offended if We ask about their salvation. This shows caring not judgment.

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    Allison Ashton says:

    “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8
    That right, there sums it up.

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    Joni says:

    Amen. A believers’s walk has always been about faith. Can’t remember where it is, but Paul said the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. (NIV84). Maybe in Galations.

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    Barb Rowe says:

    Thank you Beth for your passion to bring people to the level ground at the foot of the cross. I know God wants us to unite and not divide against one another and this past few months it seems more and more are drawing a line and saying if you do not believe or live like I think you should then we cannot have a relationship. So very sad. Even within the same culture people are dividing so staunchly over a political candidate vs uniting for one, and one only cause, the cause of Christ.

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    Kristin A. says:

    I don’t know what to say in response other than thank you and Praise God! I sobbed as I “joined” you in prayer. Our world is so desperate for Him. We do indeed need miracles! Revive us God for Your Glory!

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    Tracy says:

    Thank you, Beth, for looking past the differences to make a difference. I’m a Pentecostal who has been so blessed by your ministry. As days and years go by, I find myself realizing that God’s view of things is so different than ours. As a pastor’s wife, I’ve seen the rich and poor, the spiritual and the unspiritual, the sick and the healthy. However, one thing remains: a God who loves them all. You bless my soul and draw me out into new places. Thank you for blessing me again. You are loved!

  22. 22
    Marcy says:

    One church made up of different tribes (congregations)….this is how we need to think. This is how we need to pray. Love you Beth Moore.

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    Debbie G says:

    Beth very well said. God Bless you love reading your Post.

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    Christine says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Beth! Let the cry of our hearts be unity! The world is dying to see unity in the Bride of Christ! Disharmony not only creates division in the Bride but it takes away our credibility. We need to cry out to God and ask Holy Spirit to teach us to LOVE one another in the body. Let differences and offenses drop off. When we can love the lovable that will be sweet surrender. When we can love the unlovable, the one lost in sin, dirty and bleeding from the wounds of their existence then we will see effectiveness. Then we will see people healed and set free in Jesus. Then we will see the unity to bring restoration to our broken country.
    I just love you, Beth!

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    Cathy Culver says:

    AMEN

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    Margie James says:

    Beth , God bless you. I love hearing you teach the word of God I have had several of your Bible studies and have enjoyed everyone. Now I am so blessed on Wednesday nights now to hear and see you on TBN praise the Lord for that ministry..

  28. 28
    Linda Buice says:

    Thank you Beth. You have such a way with words. We need revival and unity in our churches. This world needs Jesus. I stand with you in prayer.

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    alyssa says:

    amen amen amen amen amen!!!!! Unity in the body! What havoc could we wreak in the underworld?!?!?! Oh let it be, Jesus!

  30. 30

    Love this blog post. As long as we don’t compromise our core beliefs, I think all the other ingredients different denominations contribute makes for a more favorable icing on the cake!

  31. 31

    Amen! Let it be so and to God be ALL the glory!! Beth, your encouragement bathed in God’s Word is always spot on, Sweet Sister!

  32. 32

    Amen Beth! It is a sad state of affairs we’re in this election cycle. Praying for God’s people to have their eyes, ears, hearts, minds, and mouths to know His truth and to not be silent. To be more meek than angry. To share with others and to help the needy. To know that His strength is made perfect in weakness And most of all He is still KING and IS returning! 😉

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    cyndi grace says:

    Oh, sister, amen! I too am called to speak to all denominations…speaking God and God alone. You will probably not remember this but on the Beloved Disciple Tour, you prayed over my ministry on that boat and from that time on God has done incredible things. (I was the one who sang, “Baptist to the Bone!” How appropriate! 🙂 ) I am with you on this and will join with you to tell the world. He is coming again and I am telling as many as I can! Love you!

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    Punky Tolson says:

    Wow, Beth-
    I just finished reading this and it’s almost like you were sitting with my friend, Laurie and me yesterday as we were praying, planning and dreaming about what MORE God wants to see done in our city (Dallas)… what God is expecting of His people in this day and age..?. My own QT with Him took me to 2 Corinthians 5:9 “… we make it our aim to please God”. HOW? I asked and answered my own question, “And what PLEASES God most?”… and had literally just written down Hebrews 11:6 just before reading your post!!! FAITH… because “without faith it is impossible to please God, and everyone who comes to Him must believe that HE IS and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
    I’ve begun to write out responses to:
    -Where do I need more faith?
    -What do I need more faith for?
    -What does the body of Christ need more faith for and why” (etc).
    -What do the women I disciple need faith for and why?

    The fact is that we need to believe God and we must believe God… for greater things that He wants to do on this planet, in and through His people who dare to believe Him. I ache to help women come to know and love Him through His Word, and to live out His truth in their everyday lives, bearing fruit-that-lasts and reproducing disciples of Jesus!! They are crying out, “SHOW ME HOW!” I know that is your way of life, Beth. I pray that the Lord helps me by His power to lead well the flock He’s given me to shepherd, and to lead them into a life-changing, dynamic, faith-filled and believing love affair with Jesus… just as YOU have led me. I love Him so!!!
    I would so covet your prayers!
    xo – P

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    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Thank you Beth for your words of power to encourage us to continue to pray for God’s resurrection power to be released in our generation. May we trust Him to do what only He can do and trust in the the results to be for our good and His glory.

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    Lisa Wood says:

    Wow! How this has encouraged my spirit this morning.
    I typically do not comment on such things. However, this morning, my cup runs over.
    I’m thankful for your obedience unto the Lord and the calling He has placed onto your life. Im thankful for your willingness to stand firm when confronted with those who would desire to tear you down and hinder your fervent pursuits in the Lord. I am in my late 30’s, but have certainly been around long enough to see that there is a staggering absence of wisdom/zeal among our leaders/pastors today. Your extensive knowledge/understanding of the Word is nothing short of God’s beautiful grace and your willingness to work and seek it out. Thank you for giving to the Lord.
    May you be strengthened,Beth, from glory to (wonderful) glory.
    ♥️♥️♥️

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    Gwen says:

    Amen oh YES! AMEN!
    May there be MORE faith and forgiveness,
    LESS faithlessness and fracturing.
    Satan – the deceiver – loves to pull the sight of God’s people away:
    –> Off of the Lord (worship, guidance, obedience, love of others played out through service and fruitful lives)
    and
    –> Onto themselves (self absorption, haughtiness, selfishness) ,
    –> Onto their peers (comparison, judgement, blame, hypocracy)
    –> On their situation (doubt, distraction, ineffectiveness)
    O Jesus, we need more of you, less of ourselves!
    Draw your people together in unity
    Lead us in this battle
    Prompt your warriors to put on the FULL armor you provide us.
    It’s a WAR for hearts, families, our nation… But we need to humbly cry out and follow You, our leader, who will take us forward to the victory that was won on the cross at Calvary… For all who believe, repent and confess…

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    Deborah Mott says:

    Thank you. truthful and timely word!

    The will of the Father is for us to believe in His son, Christ Jesus. “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40).

    I was editing book writing and was at this verse when I took a break and read this blog. I was awestruck at the amazing timing.

    The way you ended the blog was challenging. May we turn this verse into a prayer: O may the LORD find faith on earth when the Son of Man comes! Faith in Jesus as Savior!!!

    I thought again on the word nevertheless… and came to look at it in Scripture. Am encouraged by Romans 8:37 and Romans 15:15 and James 2:8 and Rev 2:25… (and yet troubled by the last nevertheless in Rev 16:11…people refuse to repent. O my. May we pray for repentance. I am glad Jesus is the Greater Jonah…He desires mercy over judgment (as you taught me in James). He died while we still had refused to repent. God wins no matter what. Because He is God. Good News.

    Romans 8:337 ¶ What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who shall be against us?
    32 He that did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also give us all things with him?
    33 Who shall accuse the chosen of God’s? God is he that justifies them.
    34 Who is he that condemns them? Christ, Jesus, is he who died and, even more, he that also rose again, who furthermore is at the right hand of God, who also makes entreaty for us.
    35 Who shall separate us from the charity of Christ? shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
    36 (As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)
    37 Nevertheless, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

    and….
    Romans 15:15Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

    15 Nevertheless I have written, brethren, in part boldly, as admonishing you by the grace that is given to me of God,

    James 2: International Standard Version (ISV)

    8 Nevertheless, you are doing the right thing if you obey the royal Law in keeping with the Scripture, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.”

    2 Peter 3:13: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

    Revelation 2:25: ‘Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.

    May we hold fast to JESUS, applying His blood and finished work daily to our lives for He is the author and finisher of our faith and God Himself sanctifies us Spirit, soul and body. Our hope rests in Him alone.

    Thank you Beth. Looking so forward to Miami LPL.

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    emi says:

    Dear Mrs. Beth, Your message has not changed. Be encouraged. I saw your Periscope yesterday and read this post this morning. The reason I believe I need to encourage you is because I just came across (in the midst of purging years of papers & cards) a copy of “A Word with Beth -LPM News” dated 2005 titled “Keep Moving”, your message for the walk of faith. I hope God blesses you for you are and have been Living Proof to people like me to “keep moving”in a walk of faith.
    Thank you!

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    Joy French says:

    Sign me up!!!

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    Candis Oswalt says:

    Beth et al, I cannot say AMEN often enough or loudly enough to your post. It is always a wonderful joy when God brings confirmation of what He has been having you preach and teach on through another servant of Christ. Thank you Beth for the Outcry, may we all listen. We are Christians (followers of Christ) first and denominations second and none of it is at all possible without placing our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Joining you in prayer.

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    Denise B says:

    Beth – Good word, my Sister! I am in the midst of writing my monthly newsletter – guess what topic? FAITH! How timely; God works in amazing ways. I will be quoting your blog and linking the information. Thanks for the word!

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    Donna says:

    Very beautifully said. We need prayer warriors me included. I sent it out to my family. Thank you for all the God inspired words you always send our way.

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    Sue says:

    Lord, even our faith is a gift from you. We ask you to pour it out on us abundantly, just as Paul described in his first letter to Timothy: “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”(1:14)
    We ardently ask You to increase our faith (Luke 17:5) and keep us focused on You, the Author and Perfector of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). You have plainly stated that the faith we seek and appropriate and offer back to You to perfect and finish is the victory that has overcome the world.(1 John 5:4) Through You and because of You, it will continue to do so. We ask to resonate with faith that we might glorify You through it, and we present this request in the Precious Name of Jesus.

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    Rebecca M says:

    Yes and Amen! Thank you for this timely word.

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    Linda says:

    Beth,

    Thank you so much for this of late I’ve encountered too many making a fuss about the things that do not matter.

    This morning I lay on my face before our LORD praying for a true revival.

    Much respect,
    Linda Matsko

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    AnnaMarie Lohr says:

    AMEN, AMEN AND AMEN!

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    Connie Smith says:

    I hear Him speaking to my heart on the same matters. May He give us His heart for lost souls.

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    Tracie says:

    Beth, I am a liberal democrat & a pastor’s wife. I’m sure you and I have differences of opinion when it comes to politics, but I don’t care because I love you. What we have in common is our love of Jesus and his people. (I bet we have a bunch of other things in common, too.) Thanks for embodying the Lord’s command to “love one another as I have loved you.”

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      Beth says:

      Tracie, good grief, that means so much to me. Our love for Jesus and His people is more than enough for us to joyfully have in common. It is my honor to call you sister and I love you, too.

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    Julie Brock says:

    Yes, let it be so!!! Thank you, Praise HIM!!! HE IS Faithful!!!!!

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