For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
“For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
Faithfulness is key to us fulfilling the call of God on our lives. It is being able to continually abide in Him day by day that pleases the heart of God. A life that is surrendered to the flow of God?s Spirit is a life that will continually bear fruit to everlasting life. It is in the times of temptation to draw back or stepping forward into a new place of faith, these are defining moments. At every point we have an opportunity to move into a deeper place of faith and authority in the Lord. Faith moves forward, not in presumption, but in obedience to the known will of God having heard the promptings of the Spirit, the voice of God.
Endurance is for the long haul. It is not short-lived. But this is what defines a true saint. A saint sets oneself apart to God for His holy and noble purposes. It is abiding in the Vine. It is living in the Presence of God, pressing in the realities of His world. It is moving beyond the natural mind into the mind of faith that believes without seeing ? for blessed are those who believe without having ever seen.
It is in the promises of God that we partake in the divine nature. All of the promises are obtained through faith and patience. The divine nature is the realities of the inner man, the born again spirit, being born of heaven. It is when we breakthrough into experiencing the promises of God that we move beyond just knowing about them. But once promises are experienced they become a living part of us. They become testimony. This is all part of walking in the anointing of the Spirit.
Worship God for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. As we enter into the intimate inner courts of worship the spirit of prophecy is released upon us, in us and through us. It is in this place that faith is birthed in our hearts as we are through the spirit of prophecy receiving the words of the Lord. As these words are released as revelation they have the potential to move to the next level in activation, that is ?testimony.? Testimony happens when we take revelation received and put it into action, the completeness of faith. Faith without works is dead. Revelation without action is dead. But when these are combined they produce life and a testimony that glorifies Jesus and allows us to partake in the divine nature of Christ (the Anointed One) and walk in the anointing. The anointing is the power that delivers the word and creates a testimony that exalts Jesus
So it is faith and patience that enables us to receive the promises, partake in the divine nature and experience the power of the anointing that released a testimony to glorify God. So we have need of endurance! Execute the will of God in your life. Cross over into the ?promise land? today.