How to Increase Faith

How to Increase Faith

Jesus wanted to teach His disciples deeper truths and reveal how to increase faith but they often didn’t grasp the meaning of His words and yet if they did not receive His words  how could He increase their faith to the point of having power to spread the gospel around the world.  Is this not the problem today?  Where is the increase of faith that will finish the work?  Increasing faith to the point of having power faith is rejecting any of your ideas, or practices that conflict with “the faith of Jesus” as seen in Revelation 14:12. That faith: “the faith of Jesus” is distinctly His alone and can be received only as a gift.  You can ask and obtain but you can never develop it in your own strength without His aid from within yourself.

The guru’s and the new-agers seek within but the followers of Christ seeks for a rich source of life far outside of themselves that it might flow inside of themselves from another.  That other is Christ and He gives no possessions which are but His own.   He imputes to the believer His own good gifts, they are the best of gifts, infinitely valuable gifts and this gift is His own faith, this is “The faith of Jesus” to believe like He does, to think like He does, to never doubt again, to have strong trust in the Father and to finish the work that Christ may return this is the faith of Jesus.  Specifically it is the most attractive power on earth because this faith is the belief that Jesus can give victory in your life over any and all sin.  Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, “go and sin no more” John 8:11.   And the power that Jesus gave to this woman to live a new life will be given to the person who asks in faith, recognizes their need, and trusts in God.

Now this story of Mary Magdalene caught in adultery whom Christ forgave and cast out 7 demons is an object lesson of redemption and shows that He who would not condemn this poor and entrapped soul but fully forgave her is able to forgive and deliver us also.  ” And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.  John 8:11″.

Why you should  Increase Your Faith

You may already be asking how can I receive this gift, “the faith of Jesus”?  As you begin to really consider what Jesus is offering you will see that this gift of faith to believe as Jesus believes  seems so valuable,  almost to incredible to believe, that God would give so much.  I’m saying that the promises in the bible are almost outlandish, extraordinary, exceptional, amazing, and astonishing and yet “…God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son… Jn 3:16.” and He gave Him to experience a shameful death, a horrible crime scene where leaders of the church went to the state to get them to inflict the death penalty on an innocent man as stated, “And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.  Luk 20:20  “.  This is God a giver of all He has and God poured out all He had His greatest possession; His ultimate love was His own Son Jesus.  How must God love to allow the very best that He had and desired to be with Him forever to come down to this earth and be abused by man.  What a God.  What faith God had in his own plan of Salvation, in his son, and in those of the human race that would accept the gift of God by faith.  Will you not after such an offering accept faith as a gift from God and trust he will strengthen you with “the faith of Jesus”.

Why you should trust the promise to increase your faith and receive power

Just because the promises are of momentous proportion doesn’t make them any the more difficult to receive, but their is a clause to their reception and that is we must make room for the gift by removing any hindrances to receiving.  Those hindrances may be our own ideas, concepts, opinions, creeds, or doctrines that may conflict with “The faith of Jesus” but that is the work of the Holy Spirit and if we are teachable He will guide us into all truth that will enable us to receive the gift of the faith of Jesus. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  2Pe 1:4”  What could be more exceeding precious than to have “the mind of Christ” and “the faith of Jesus” to be victorious over sin and enter into the gates of heaven? Philippians 2:5, Revelation 14:12

How to increase faith to the faith of Jesus

If I were reading and seeking to exercise the faith of Jesus I would incorporate quality music while I studied.

One day it was time to bring the truth further than the disciples had comprehended before and He asked who do the people say that I am?  They acknowledge that the people thought He was powerful but that the people didn’t really believe that He was God.  They said, some say that though art a prophet, others say you are Elias.  And then Jesus said but who do you say that I am?  Then Peter said, “thou are the Christ the Son of the living God”.  Jesus then basically said to Peter, Peter you don’t know how blessed you are because normal human strength does not have the ability to understand these things.  That is to say Peter, you haven’t come to this conclusion in your on strength of mind but my Father in Heaven endowed you with the gift of comprehension of who I am so that you could exercise faith in me.  Matthew  16:17

Faith is a gift and “as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Romans 12:3” but there truly is so little faith exercised on earth today that it appears as if wickedness is increasing with greater speed and intensity than ever before.  Jesus said, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8.”   John the revelator gives the answer to the last days of earth’s history and if there will be found any faith on earth in the word of God  at all because he sees those “that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name… Rev. 15:2.”  And the bible tells us how this victory is accomplished, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  1Jn 5:4”.  Even though this verse states “our faith” never forget it is a gift, it comes from Jesus, and it is His faith which we have received.

We need to come to God with the assurance that He who was revealed to Peter as the Living God is the same today, alive with power to give us the gift of faith and to impart to us grace to build upon the first endowment we have received that we may obtain strong faith.  No that is what God has promised faith powerful even that nothing would be impossible for His people, “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.  Mat_17:20.”  Yes “The Living God” never changes, attitudes and faith might have grown dim to the knowledge and power of God as the apostle Paul  said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation…Rom_1:16” and certainly today most who profess faith in reality are only “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2Ti_3:5  ”  Therefore we must turn away, and shun the company of doubters risking all to increase our faith and “…come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb_4:16”.  Let us therefore come, not in a shy way, not doubting but with great confidence and faithful trust in Him.

Power Faith must be received as a gift above all that we possess

When I was in college a young woman with a beautiful voice came to our campus to chapel for worship and sang the Jackie DeShannon’s song, “what the world needs now is love sweet love” and the song continued to say “its the only thing there’s just too little of”.  The song went on to talk to God saying “Lord we don’t need another mountain, there are mountains and hills enough to climb…” but what the song never did say was how to get that love transmitted to the world.  It’s not enough to sing about the world’s needs.  No one need tell us there’s not enough love; we are well aware of that, what we need is to know how to obtain it.  Here we begin that simple process: you can not receive love in degrees, or steps that is, just as some say this world was created in evolutionary spasmodic advances throughout unnumbered ages.  The truth is that you must reach out beyond yourself for this love and by faith be willing to receive the fullness of the love of God provided in Christ Jesus.

Notice that this is not the faith in Jesus for believing in Jesus alone  will never be enough but we are speaking of the bible verse that reveals God’s people have, posses, retain as a gift “The faith of Jesus!” That is they believe like Jesus did and will believe like He does right down to the end of time.  Look at Galatians 3:22…  “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.”  I hope you see in the verse that the same faith that Jesus had, the total trust of Christ in the Father, and the faith in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, as He rest assured in the activity of Heaven to work with Him while on earth that He might accomplish His mission is the same faith that Christ is seeking and so desires to give to ever sinner for that’s what the verse says!  Praise God there are more verses that prove the saints will have “the faith of Jesus”, not there own self manufactured faith, but as the verse states “a gift” which we will look soon see.

Methods, Pride, preconceived ideas, any other way than Christ’s way makes receiving the faith of Jesus impossible

When I look at this world as I take my country walks I am just amazed.  I breathe in the life giving air, and feel the warmth of the sun radiate and increase the blood flow through my veins, I hear the birds sing, and know that life could only come from life.  I often say to myself, “how did all this be, where did it come from.”  Life must only come from life for something so alive can’t come from something barely alive or even dead.  Then too, something so ingenious, so dynamically intelligent revealing wisdom beyond our understanding reveals something behind creation with infinite wisdom and understanding.  Behind creation is a Creator but behind that song “What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love” even though it talks about God, and even though it is an attractive song is bareness, emptiness, faithlessness because there is no faith in the Creator in that song at all.  But what God’s true people have at the end of time is Creator Faith or the Faith of the Creator.  Sounds to high, and almost to much doesn’t it.  To have the believe that God did when He created the worlds but we can so easily prove so and that God will give it to everyone one who recognizes their need, breaks apart their pride, and humbly seeks God in His own appointed way and not their own way, or their church’s method or by what the pastor says but as Jesus said, “I am the way… ” it is Christ’s way or none at all when it comes to receiving “The faith of Jesus”. (John 14:6)

True Power in the Church is the Faith of Jesus while Church Authority is evidence of no power of God as Men resort to Man Power.  (Trusting in Man for Guidance, looking to man destroys faith in Christ)

I am so surprised that still today people are often so unwilling to study and accept what God says by His own words in the bible with a thus saith the Lord but will rather yet wait and see what a church or their pastor says about it.  Those who wait to accept the truth until others choose to do so and then follow are transferring their stewardship to another who cannot stand at the judgement seat of Christ for them.  Isn’t that what the deceptive church leaders at the time of Christ were always seeking to have people to do.  “Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?  The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.  Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?  But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.  John 7:49”.  This is being done today as men seek to force men to believe their own way that they might retain their authority over the people, maintain their positions of status and income from their positions rather than sacrifice the sacred cow of their misconceptions, break down the division between laity and pastor by assuming a humble lot, position, and no title, and risk the loss of their income.  Nay but they choose to keep their status and reject Christ and so do today.

Real faith is as rare among church leaders today as it was during the time of Christ I can assure you of that.  Why you ask, because you can’t trust in the invisible nature of God will trusting in the diploma you have in your hand.  You can’t trust in Jesus while believing everything that a man in seminary says you must believe and right articles on and take tests on to pass.  These are the men who reject the God of the bible to follow the tradition of their bible commentaries written by men which fill their libraries.  Their is so little faith in Christ alone in these theological schools as the teachers break down all independence of thought that would lead a man to recognize his personal accountability to God alone and turn him to the counsels of finite erring men.  “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? Rom 3:3”.  How many church leaders believed in the days of Christ?

Church Leaders Reject The Faith Of Jesus Starring Them in The Face

“And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?  And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things. Mark 11:31″.

Here’s how we can know that there will be a people alive on earth when Jesus returns who have the faith of the Creator to move mountains which has not been seen since apostolic days:

  1.  Because all things were made or created by Jesus Christ and the bible tells us so in John chapter 1:1-3 that it was Christ who created the worlds.   Lets look at it, ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  So all things were made by the word.
  2.  Now who is the word?  “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Joh 1:14  “.  So it was the Son of God (the only begotten of the Father) as Creator that became human and lived on earth therefore the faith of Jesus is the faith of the Creator and it is given as a gift and received by faith.

Now when I think of who Jackie DeShannon’s song is really singing to I recognize what blasphemy and there I was sitting in chapel with other young men who were to graduate with a degree in theology enjoying it while it was mocking God.  At one point the song says, “Oh listen Lord if you want to know”.  As if we could admonish our Maker on needs of the world.  Later I came to understand that this beautiful song that so impressed me in it’s gentle and sweet persuasiveness was inspired by a demon, and the song didn’t help me that day either like God’s word does after I hear it.  Maybe you’re thinking, you shouldn’t say that, and speak unkindly about this person’s song, well maybe we should take God by the faith of Jesus and exactly by his word without making it vain by adding the teachings of men to it.  “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.  Mar_7:7”.

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psa 46:10  “.   Yes in these last days before Christ returns He will be exalted because there will be a people who follow Him and have His faith, not the local pastors faith, not denominational faith, not the faith of the church or state, or church and state it is all too puny and weak to get the job done but the faith of the Word, the faith of the Creator, the faith of the Great I Am for this God expects to impart faith as a gift to those who reach out their poor trembling hands and say I am so needy surely you wouldn’t turn someone away like me.  Yes I am a sinner, I am unworthy but If you say, “go and sin no more” then I believe you have the power to impart the righteousness and the power that I need to go and sin no more and I trust (that is exercising faith) more in your words than I do the own thoughts swimming around my head.  In fact I reject and ask you to remove every doubt that I might trust in your might power to deliver and enable me to go and sin no more.

“Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”  Joh_5:14
“She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.  Joh_8:11 ”

Proof that the Exact Faith that Christ has will be Alive in His People at the End of This World

Here’s the proof: At the end of time during the mark of the beast as described in context of Revelation chapters 13 and 14 and in contrast to receiving the mark of the beast God’s people have the faith of Jesus.  “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.  Rev_14:12 “.  Now did you know these to aspects in the verse that describe God’s true people (His church at the end of time) are inseparably  bound together as (1) keeping the commandments of God and (2) having the faith of Jesus in fact you can’t have one without the other.  If you are going to increase your faith you must increase your obedience the to are totally inclusive and dependent one upon the other.  Why is the church so weak today?  It is because the church has become so disobedient in following their Lord.  Increase your obedience and you will increase your faith or just look at the lives of those that fell into sin what happened to their faith?  That should prove to you that faith grows as obedience increases.  Here’s a message I really enjoyed on increasing your faith entitled “How to increase Faith according to Jesus Christ”.

Which is why in the middle of the war between the Beast and the Lamb in Revelation chapter 14 God calls the world back to Creator worship verses Beast worship and they that do have the faith of God will worship God.  Here’s the verse:  “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Rev. 14:6-7.  So this message of faith in the Great I Am, enough faith to worship the Creator alone, and keep His commandments alone while removing every pagan way, every tradition, every false doctrine, everything that is defiling, every sin and it is all done by the power of God.  This is faith in the I Am or the faith of Jesus which gains eternal life and receives and abundant entrance into the gates of heaven.

The Secret to Receiving The Faith of Jesus and increasing your faith

1.  So what’s the secret to receive such a dynamic Christian experience and having the faith of Jesus accomplished?  Here is the most amazing thing for it is a secret that the Beast system which “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped… ” does not want you to know and has fought against that he may destroy souls.  2Th_2:4.  The first thing one must do to have the faith of the I Am is to give up on oneself of ever producing such as thing.  You see we never could right. you know that we can never in ourselves without the power of God keep his commandments which is why so many people give up for they have trusted in what they could do without ever learning how to lean on and trust in what Jesus can do.  In fact there is much more confidence in what pastors can do than in what Christ can do today otherwise they would have liberated the laity years ago.

2.  Here’s how Jesus explained it to the disciples:  A rich young ruler came to Christ and said what must I do to have eternal life and after Jesus spoke with him a little more the rich young man under the influence of the power of the great I Am recognized that he was drastically missing something even though when Christ told him to keep the commandments his response was, “all these I have kept from my youth but he added what lack I yet” for he knew something wasn’t right.  Then Jesus exposed his covetous heart and desire for riches and an easier life than God would have called him to for for the young man to enter the kingdom of God he must come into battles with his character that only the power of God could liberate him from.   Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Now when the disciples heard what next came from the mouth of God they were truly amazed for Jesus said it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to go to heaven.  “When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26 So what are you getting out of this verse, that it is impossible for us to be Christians on our own and in our own strength but by exercising faith or strong confidence because of our great need in Christ then “all things are possible”.

The Power of God by Faith always Opposes Self developed/Self Righteous Works which is Sin

This is a bible fact that God works in us and then we work by the power of Him working through us; if we truly have faith that works otherwise we are exercising self righteous works accomplished in our own strength.  The final display of self righteous works verses the works of Christ Our Righteousness in the believer is seen in the war between the beast of revelation 13-14 and the Lamb with His people.   The bible states in verbatim that the beast is a self righteous, persecuting, religious, political power and you can read all about it at this link (The Beast of Revelation 13 that enforces the MARK OF THE BEAST).

Therefore works of our own merits whereby one would believe that he has done something that affords him a better standing in heaven, or salvation are self meritorious works they are self righteous and are the works of the false religious system designated in Revelation 13 as the Beast.  True works are God working in you as stated,   For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Php 2:13″.  So you see true Creator worship must be a worship that trust in what the Creator has done and is doing and false worship at the end of time must bypass some certain aspects of the Creator which cause the works (beliefs, and doctrines) to be derived outside of Christ or manufactured by another than Christ.  Beast worship must therefore be the self manufactured works derived from fallen man and the devil.  Now if so do we have a bible account of such a thing.

In fact the bible says that all who will not worship the beast and not receive his mark the beast will seek to kill and it’s very interesting that Abel would not worship the way his brother was proscribing and was killed.  But who received the mark?  It was Cain.  Why wouldn’t Able worship the way Cain was desiring?  The verse below reveals it was because Able operated by faith in God’s appointed way but Cain did it his own way and invented a new way to approach God excluding the blood of the lamb which signified that only Christ infinite value and righteousness could make atonement (payment that would reunite man to God).  Cain’s religious approach to God at the time was novel.  It was a new way of doing things and it reject God’s authority and laws therefore God could not sanction (approve) of the service.  But today there are many, many, things in the church that are being done which have no thus saith the Lord and are not established by His word.  They to will be rejected by a God who loves righteousness and hates sin.  In fact every established custom, practice, and method in the church that does not conform to the expressed will of God must be rejected by Him for to do otherwise would allow the rebellion of Cain who was a type of the man of Sin or the Son of Perdition which are types of the original rebel Satan to continue.

Heb_11:4  By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
1Jn_3:12  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

Now when you read about Cain in the book of Genesis you will see that he was offering up a sacrifice to God but what does the verse above refer to this religion of his as; it calls it “Evil Works”.  “His own works were evil” the bible says.  Therefore unless God authored it don’t deceive yourself that you can do it and it be an acceptable worship to God when it does not have God’s signature on it but that of another.

Now are there any doctrines in today’s churches that are self derived that don’t have their origin “In Christ” and are pagan, or tradition outside the bible, or of the Beast, or are Cain worship?

Yes, in fact most of the Christian world is full of them for example worshiping on Sunday (the first day of the week) is done so without one single authoritative verse in the bible to express God’s will to change the day of worship from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week.  And we know that the system which has persecuted Christians and ruled the world for such a terrible period of time that it was called “The Dark Ages” claims authority for changing the day of worship from the seventh day to the first day of the week.

The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine states the following:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.

Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday….

Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday.

Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her!
—Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 50.

In Catholic Christian Instructed,

Q. Has the [Catholic] church power to make any alterations in the commandments of God?
A. …Instead of the seventh day, and other festivals appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God’s worship; and these we are now obliged to keep in consequence of God’s commandment, instead of the ancient Sabbath.
—The Catholic Christian Instructed in the Sacraments, Sacrifices, Ceremonies, and Observances of the Church By Way of Question and Answer, RT Rev. Dr. Challoner, p. 204.

In An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine,

Q. How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
A. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.

Q. How prove you that?
A. Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin; and by not keeping the rest [of the feasts] by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the same power.
–Rev. Henry Tuberville, D.D. (R.C.), (1833), page 58.

In A Doctrinal Catechism,

Q. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
A. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her. She could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.
–Rev. Stephen Keenan, (1851), p. 174.

In the Catechism of the Council of Trent,

The Church of God has thought it well to transfer the celebration and observance of the Sabbath to Sunday!
–p 402, second revised edition (English), 1937.  (First published in 1566)

In the Augsburg Confession,

They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord’s day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears; neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the ten commandments.
—Art. 28.

God’s word encourages me, and invigorates me as I hear it’s promises and reflect on the historical bible accounts of these promises that they were fulfilled just as God said.  Thoughts come to my mind encouraging me to do things in a way I would never do on my own.  As I respond to these promptings I watch the results and see how the Spirit of the Lord just brought me through a victory with someone and what the effects would have been if I did it my own way.  God’s words are life and they give life to the receiver that he may share life with someone else.  Often God’s Spirit is clearest and works the strongest amidst trying circumstances.  Just the other day I was placed in a situation that I really was thinking in my heart, “I see this coming and I don’t see how I am not going to fail for I see no way out of it at all” and the situation got worse not better, the trap was laid even deeper because a resolution was presented but it too was a trap.  When I walked away I only found out later what would have happened if I would have advanced once step further and I was so thankful.

God says He will deliver us for sure if we will trust in Him.  Look at just some of the promise of deliverance:

Psa_50:15  And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Psa_91:3  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Pro_2:12  To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Pro_2:16  To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Jer_1:8  Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
Jer_15:21  And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”  and the only scriptures that the Jews had at this time was the Old Testament which means all the Old Testament is a compilation of true stories of promises about Jesus and how He saves people.  It’s a story revealing the mind of the Great I Am whose purpose is to save anyone no matter how wicked they have been all can come to Jesus and be freed from their past life of sin by faith in His power.

In the old testament their is the story of Noah who warned the world of the coming flood by preaching for 120 years to get into the ark.  On the last day of his preaching just before the angel of the Lord closed the door of the ark sealing the destiny of everyone upon the earth, Noah again offered the invitation to get in the ark to everyone that had surrounded that boat.  They were watching as the animals began making there way from the corners of the earth.  There they were the same ones who had mocked, laughed, ridiculed, and cursed Noah for so long and Noah gives the invitation to all the wicked and unbelievers standing their in the mocking crowd.  He may have said, “all you have to do is just come, take a step inside the ark, and you will be saved.”  This is the mercy of Jesus as Paul said, “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25”

How can God save the wicked just like that?  It didn’t matter if you were good or bad, or who you were all you had to do was walk through the door.    In a moment… one moment outside and the next inside?  The new testament mentions this door of safety (I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. Rev 3:8)  that anyone could have walked through that day and escaped destruction as the extra warning was giving in the flocking of the birds, and movement  of the creatures to the ark to encourage sinners to just come.  Imagine watching these animals make their way into the ark and people still not moving forward.

Jesus is calling everyone and the call of Noah is very similar to the call of the wedding feast as the last moments of earth’s history ends and the final call is made to the good and the bad to get inside the wedding of the Lamb before it’s to late.  The bible even says that this is what the kingdom of heaven is like.  Look at it.

Mat 22:2  The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Mat 22:3  And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Mat 22:4  Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Mat 22:5  But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Mat 22:6  And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
Mat 22:7  But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Mat 22:8  Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Mat 22:9  Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Mat 22:10  So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

Whoever wants to can be saved if they will just make a move towards the Great I Am, it is spoken of in these terms: “Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. ”   Who ever will may come, anyone can be saved if they will just move inside the door!