April 20, 2017
The devil wants to make you doubt your salvation. One of these days, he’s going to say, “You say you trust Jesus. Well, just how strong is your faith? Maybe your faith is not strong enough to save you. Maybe you don’t have enough faith.”
And the first thing you know, you will start examining your faith. You will gaze inside yourself, pull out your faith, and start some heavy-duty self-examination. Maybe you will begin to doubt your faith and wonder if you really have a saving faith.
Do you know what the devil is trying to get you to do? He’s trying to get you to look at your faith rather than look to Jesus. Don’t put faith in faith, put faith in Jesus.
The devil used to pull that trick on me. He used to say, “Adrian, how do you know that you really believe enough?” It shook me at first, but God taught me to turn the tables on him.
Now I agree with the devil. I say, “You know, devil, you are right. My faith is weak, but Jesus is wonderful. I am not putting my faith in my faith. I am putting my faith in Jesus.”
Jesus never said, “Look at your look.” He says, “Look—Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30)."