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07/27/2010 – “Faith and Patience” VII – Endurance

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES
Faith for Completing Your Life’s Assignment
Tuesday in the Truth
July 27, 2010

Faith and Patience VII
(Endurance)

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS
A.
 Jeremiah 1:5-10
  1. God pronounces in the spirit realm an assignment for every believer’s life.  (Hebrews 12:9; Acts 10:34)
     a. Samson (Judges 13)
     b. Samuel (I Samuel 1:17-19)
     c. Paul (Galatians 1:15)
     d. Jesus (St. Matthew 1:18)
     e. John the Baptist (St. Luke 1:15-17)
  2. Speaking the word of God is crucial to the success of your assignment.
  3. Success comes as we discover and embraced our God-given assignment.
  4. The anointing is in the assignment.

B. St. Mark 11:12-14, 20-23
  1. The process of the spoken word performing is best described by the Hebrew word, dabar, which means both word and thing.  The implication here is that whenever God speaks, His words become things. (St. John 1:14)
  2. A profile of how the faith of God works:
     a. Genesis 1:26-28 – God speaks or calls for humankind from the spiritual realm.
     b. Genesis 2:7 – Mankind is manifested in the natural realm.
     c. Faith is speaking the word of God and allowing the Word time to manifest.
     d. God becomes involved with our confession of faith.
          1. Psalm 103:20
          2. Hebrews 3:1
          3. Hebrews 4:14

INTRODUCTION
A
. Scriptures that emphasize the importance of faith and patience.
1. St. Luke 21:19
2. Romans 5:3-4
3. Romans 8:25
4. Romans 15:4
5. Colossians 1:11
6. I Thessalonians 1:3
7. II Thessalonians 1:4
8. Hebrews 6:12
9. Hebrews 10:36

I. Endurance, the other side of patience.
  A. Patience defined…
      1. Patience describes a man who is not swayed from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith even by the greatest trials and sufferings.
      2. Patience is being un-phased by the natural conditions.
      3. Patience – composure, poise, self control, quiet, stillness, being even tempered during the faith process, standing completely in control under pressure.
     4. Patience is an attitude of learning; in patience, you are developing, learning and becoming perfected.
     5. Other hues of patience are fortitude, endurance, steadfastness and consistency.

  B. Endurance
     1. There are things you must endure in the faith process because faith is a seed which requires time to grow.
         a. St. Luke 17:5-6
            1. The integrity of the seed is not its size but its known potential.
            2. Your faith reaches into the spiritual realm by the word of God and produces or make transfers from the spiritual realm to the natural realm all while you are still planted in the earth.

    2. Endurance is an attitude that patience is making me complete.
         a. I Timothy 6:11
         b. Titus 2:2
         c. II Peter 1:5-6

   3. Scriptural example of endurance:
       a. Moses learned endurance by looking or focusing on the invisible realm
           1. Hebrews11:27
           2. Your attitude is a reflection of the level of your faith.

   4. A key to enduring through the faith process
      a. Hebrews 12:2 [Parallel text – Philippians 1:6]
         1. Joy translates into praise as well as joy
         2. You are able to endure the cross by employing joy and praise.
         3. Your praise and joy will give you strength in the midst of a challenge.
         4. When you endure to the end, you will come from the cross and shame to exaltation. (St. Matthew 24:13)

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