STAYING THE COURSE pt 4
Keep the FAITH
2 Timothy 4:7 CEV ““I have fought well. I have finished the race, and I have been faithful.”
Ezekiel 36:26-27 NKJV “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”
Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV ““I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
QARAH: to light upon or encounter / PAGAH: intercession or fall upon In reality: YOU NEVER LEAVE GOD OUT THE EQUATION. When you are FAITHFUL God will intervene in your affairs!
Romans 9:16 NKJV “So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.”
How we need His Mercy daily:
Genesis 24:12 NKJV “Then he said, “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.”
KEEP THE FAITH, remain Faithful
II Timothy 3:1-2 NKJV “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”
2023 here we are TODAY
II Timothy 3:8-10 NKJV “Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.”
– Speak about Jannes & Jambres
Refer to verse 5 (“having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”2 Timothy 3:5 ESV)
I Corinthians 2:4-5 NKJV “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
– Faith and a good conscience
I Timothy 1:15-17 NKJV “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
- God know better than us, if we respect that, we allow Him to be in CONTROL!
I Timothy 1:18-20 NKJV “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck, of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.”
When your Faith is shipwrecked you LOSE VISION & find yourself in Emotional bondage!
Habakkuk 2:1-4 NKJV “I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.”
The G12 Vision is the tool that God has given to His children to bring revival to the world, possibly the last and greatest in history. For centuries, the Lord has been preparing His Church for this moment.
- VISUALISE THE GROWTH OF YOUR MINISTRY
Genesis 15:5-6 NKJV “Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Abraham was not slow in taking hold of the promise; every night he would gaze at the stars, imagining how his descendants would be.
This exercise fed his faith until God fulfilled His promise.
As these images flooded his mind, it was so easy to confess them with his mouth.
PAINT THE PICTURE OF WINNING YOUR RACE IN YOUR MIND
Hebrews 11:1-2 NKJV “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.”
God will bring life to the pictures that we paint in our minds.
Whatever you want to conquer in the natural realm should first be visualised in the spiritual realm.
As you do this, you will receive the assurance that the miracle is already conquered.
II Corinthians 4:17-18 NKJV “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
When you move out in “Keeping the Faith” your Words become charged with the Anointing and carry the POWER OF GOD…
Your positive words become good for your SOUL and for those you speak to.
It will fill there emotional emptiness, when people have allowed negative thoughts and lies of the enemy, like shame and guilt into there minds, they will take root in there emotions.
Your FAITH FILLED WORDS will be like a BALM for there souls and they will start believing in themselves, in God and then in others…
If we can’t see the potential in others we are not flowing with the Holy Spirit properly & need to ask Him to help us.
Matthew 5:15-16 NKJV “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
NOW that’s the True Vision, every believer a leader, every leader a disciple maker….!
V10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,”
II Timothy 3:11-13 NKJV “But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,” my persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
9 THINGS WE MUST FOLLOW; (Apostolic imitation)
II Timothy 3:14-16 NKJV “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”
KEEPING THE FAITH IS REMAINING FAITHFUL TO YOUR CALL AMD PURPOSE!