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Patience is a power twin with faith

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Cturtle, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. 8)Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9) Whom resist steadfast in the Faith, knowing that the same afflictions are acomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11) to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

    How many times are you tempted to give up hope, for something that you have been praying about because you don't have the answer right away or because you think it is to difficult in the natural? How many times have you asked God for something or about something that you know is in His plans or will for you?

    In thinking about all of the people that are disapointed in life, and those who say that God is slow in taking care of them or does not care about them or the little things and in listening to an mp3 from a pastor that i enjoy listening to, God ministered to me in reminding me that patience is part of the key to what we are asking in faith for. Those who run away at the first sign of trouble or who give up, thinking that they are just being foolish to trust in God's ways, are being tricked by the devil.

    says "are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, yea are of more value than many sparrows. Those verses tell us that the Father cares so much for us that He numbers the hairs on our heads. And that all of the little things that we are concerned about and care about....He cares about. For we are more important than the sparrows.

    When we are talking about how good God is and that God loves us and that He wants and desires the best for us....yet we are still waiting for it to manifest.....if we are not renewing our minds to the fact that God is not a liar, then it can be easy to fall for what we see in the natural. If we guard our words (keeping them in line with The Bible) and stay in faith......God will show Himself faithful. . That we be not slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

    says "cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise". Sometimes we are to quick to think it may not be God's will, when all the while it is just the devil who put that thought in our minds to see if we would grab ahold of it. I have also seen how he can manipulate situations to make it seem like God is not acting on our behalf. And if we are not looking to God, being only moved by His Word...we can be tempted to give up hope.

    So be encouraged knowing that the trying of our faith produces patience, and when patience has her perfect work, we will be found perfect and entire, wanting nothing . So keep on preaching The Word or talking to your friends about what The Bible says, even if the devil is attacking you.....because God is faithful, and the devil is just trying to find a way to make you think that He is not. To get you to stop doing what God is asking you to do, or what God has given you to do. The enemy does not want us to be blessed for obedience, and He does not want for us to help set the captives free
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  2. For some reason the verses didn't come through......so the first one is 1 Peter 5:8-11
    4th paragraph is Matthew 10:20-31
    End of 5th paragraph is Hebrews 6:12...be not slothful
    6th paragraph is Hebrews 10:35-36
    James 1:3-4 in the beginning of the last paragraph....faith produces patience


  3. I can't help but think of my own wife when I read this. She has (essentially) put God on the shelf in her life, most likely due to her own physical, emotional and spiritual issues that she carries, and Gods' seemingly disinterest in bringing her out of them.

    It is (unfortunately) a sad thing to watch, when trust in God is left behind, because He didn't do "thus-n-such" for them.

    I pray every day, not that God will "do" something........because it isn't "God" who is at fault. I pray that the person I'm lifting up in prayer, will give God the glory in SPITE of what they are going thru.

    Whatever may come, the submission of their hearts, and the dedication to Biblical principles, in spite of their troubles, must be the driving forces in their lives, if they want to find His Peace, which is available for all.

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  4. Im really sorry about your wife, it really bites when you lose a good thing like Godaka putting him on the shelf.
    I myself hope I can take him off the shelf one day.
  5. He does that a lot to me. Plants thoughts in my head, doubt, etc. I had a dream about a month ago. To try to keep it brief, I was being chased in a dream by a wolf. The wolf was Satan. I ran into a building and up some stairs where I encountered a dead end and knew I would be caught. Just at that point, as I was starting to wake up, I heard God say, "You don't run from Satan. You face him." Now I'm awake, and lesson learned. The armor of God is not designed to protect you from behind. It is designed to protect you as you face the enemy. When satan attacks now, I simply say "Begone in the name of Jesus Christ" and I'll recite scripture. He doesn't like that at all, and disappears until the next time!
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  6. Yes, sacrificial praise. I learned this from my sister as she battled cancer for 7 years. As awful and miserable as cancer and its treatment were, she never stopped praising God through it all. She really made an impact on my life. When I spoke at her funeral, I looked out at the full church that had come to honor her, and many of them were fellow cancer patients who spoke of how her faith had inspired them to battle through their situation. It takes an act of will to praise God during times like that, and I believe that that has more of an impact on our fellow human beings then them seeing us praise God during the bountiful times. As I said at her funeral, anyone can give praise to God when everything is going their way. I have read that "The 'sacrifice of praise' comes from a humble heart that has been purified by fire. It rises from a spirit that has chosen to honor God in spite of the pain that life is causing." I strive to be half-as good at this as my sister was.

    "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that openly profess his name." Hebrews 13:15
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  7. Do you really believe that God is disinterested in bringing your wife out of the hardship that the enemy has brought upon her at this time in her life? God has given us the keys to life and blessings or death and curses (Deuteronomy 30:19-20). We have to choose which way to go. And if she does not choose His ways...then His hands are tied. So it's not in His capacity to bring her out, unless she gives Him permission with her words and actions and believing with all her heart that God is her healer. This sickness is an attack from the devil. She needs to stand up and face it with the Word.

    And in my opinion and what i have learned from the Bible....you should be praying for God to heal her and speaking those scriptures of healing over her (washing her with the water of the Word), in addition to the prayers of giving God glory for all of the good things in her life. I know that you cannot override her will or the words coming out of her mouth, but you can bind the enemy (strongman) from taking such a hold on her mind that she just gives in to every thought that is not in line with the Word of God. You are right that God is not responsible for bringing this demon of sickness on her, but He does desire for her to be well and whole. She has to do the work of believing in that fact and in the fact that God loves her, and stand upon the promises of God, that He desires her to be well.

    Blessings of grace and peace be yours in abundance
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  8. Thank You for sharing this. It greatly encourages me. :)
    Blessings of grace and peace be yours in abundance!
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  9. I want to add something to this......
    It is and always will be out Job to STIR ourseloves up in Christ.
    So Brother @Steve Campbell - Start Confessing and thanking God she is stirred up. I dont care if a million folks say your crazy or it wont do anything. Every chance ( make the chances ) you thank God for hert stirring up in Him. It wont be long and she will begin to get fired up in Him. I know this first hand. It works.
    God Bless
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