Faith In Jesus (II Timothy 1)

12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.  II Timothy 1:12

How often have you and I told someone the following. “Have faith in Jesus.  He will see you through your trails.”  As I read II Timothy one I wondered, how many people truly understand what it means to have faith in God?  And I also wondered, of those who understand how many really find success in having faith in God?

The Apostle Paul places before us both the understanding of who we are to have faith in as well as how to be successful in placing our faith in God:

  • Who is the one we have faith in (this is where our understanding comes from)?

Paul writes: “I know in whom I have believed.

Jesus is the giver of life, Vs: 1.  Jesus is the Son of God who came to be our messiah, Vs: 2.  Jesus is the eternal God who has one eternal purpose, Vs:9.  Jesus came to be the Savior of the world, Vs:10.  Jesus defeated hell, death, and the grave, Vs: 11.

This is the one we are called to have faith in.  Timothy be reminded of this!!!

  • What are we called to do with such faith (This is where our success comes from)?

We each have an assignment from God, Vs:11.  This assignment will be difficult, Vs:6, but we have an anointing from the Holy Spirit, Vs:7. We have an assurance from God, Vs: 12. “He is the one who guards our way.”

Timothy needed to stir up his faith in Jesus.  This happens as we surrender to the Holy Spirit’s filling of our minds with truth and our hearts with faith.  We are able to then fan into flame the actions of our lives knowing in whom we believed and in what we are doing with the assurance of where this is all heading!!!

Yes, have faith in Jesus!!!

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