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Faith and Patience

In Faith, Patience on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

“Cast not therefore your confidence (faith) which have great recompense of reward.  For you are in need of patience, that after you have done the will of God, you shall receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:35-36)

It is your faith that unleashes the power of God to tear down the stronghold of the enemy in the heavenly realms.  When you activate your faith based on divine truths, and not on human wisdom or secular humanism (that says you don’t need God and stresses individual dignity and worth), mighty and wonderful things begin to happen first, in your life spiritually, followed by physical manifestations.  The devil will attack your faith, either through contrary spirits, or even through your friends and family members, to cast doubt on your faith, and belief in God’s commitment to give you relief from your problems.  He who has called you is faithful.  Always remember that, “Delayed is not denied.”:

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:3)

“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Romans 5:3-5)

Persistence

Persistance is one of the crucial ingredients to achieving results to your prayers.  Daniel continued to pray although for twenty-one days,the answer to his prayers where held up by demonic powers in the heavenlies.  Some Bible commentators have said that to persisit in prayer, and not give up does not mean endless repetition or painfully long prayer sessions.  Such statements sometimes can be misconstrued the wrong way.  Anybody who regards longer prayer sessions as painful has  a lot to learn from Jesus, who sometimes spent all night in prayer.  Such a person would have a hard time becoming a prayer warrior.  For some people, a twenty-six minute prayer session is like running a marathon.  an hour, two hours or an all night prayer session will be considered sheer madness.  We are told that: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:12)

We are involved in a war, and it is about time you moved out of your comfort zone, the coziness of your bed, and availed yourself for battle.  Here on earth not many people have the privilege and opportunity to come before a king let alone, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, the God Almighty.  My friends spending an all night in the presence of the Lord is not a waste of your “precious” time.  Jacob spent all night wrestling with God, and God blessed him.  As a Christian, you need to recharge your spirit; you need strength, and the anointing to be able to withstand and fight the devil.  Only Jehovah Elohim can give you the strength and power.  Be rest assured, anybody who comes to the presence of the Lord does not leave empty handed.  As it is written:

“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)

In the realm of spiritual warfare, some repetitions of words or prayers are in order.  The devil hates to hear certain words of Scriptures that foretell of his impending doom.  The spoken Word of God on the mouth of a Christian is like a slashing sword, and a consuming fire, and demonic spirits cannot withstand it when you slash and keep slashing.  Slash at them wherever they may be found.  Burn their works.

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