Possess Through Persistence
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Delivered By
Bob Petersen & Daryl Boucher
Delivered On
November 11, 2018
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Possess Through Persistence

 

Acquisition of anything can be determined by:

Value of item to be acquired

+

Trouble of acquisition

+

Amount of time to acquire

=

Persistence of pursuit

 

  • Value can be determined by the consequences of not acquiring

 

Galatians 6:9 NAS "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary."

  • lose heart (Greek) egkakeo (eng-kak-eh'-o)

    • to be weak, to fail (in heart)

  • will reap (Greek) therizo (ther-id'-zo)

    • (lit. to heat as in summer) will not reach the season of harvest

  • grow weary (Greek) ekluo (ek-loo'-o)

    • to relax your grip

 

Luke 18:1‭-‬8 NKJV "Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.  Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,  yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ” Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?  I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

  • The point is not that God will eventually give it if we show how much we want it through continual asking- that is called whining. The point is that if the woman knew that even an unjust judge would grant her request then how much more faith should we have when we are asking our Father who is just and will give to us “speedily”."

We have a natural desire to want to push based from Fear and anxiety.

  • 1 Samuel 30 David at ziklag- He didnt let emotion or crisis or need define his response.
  • Mark 5 Jairus - Jesus told him not to respond in fear but only believe-fear looked for agreement

This push will get you bad results.

The Lord says in the Lord's Prayer that we are to ask but not push because God knows what we need.

  • We only have to ask because we have authority on the earth and He doesnt. If we dont ask then He doesnt have the right to work in our lives.

There is also a push that we are supposed to do where the Lord says ask and keep on asking and knock and keep on knocking.

This is a good push

James 1 Count it all joy- trials work patience- Joy= strength, Patience= when our strength doesnt diminish at any point in the process. In each trial we have an opportunity to access joy and strength to walk in strength and free from the influence of the circumstance. Exchanging temporal weakness for eternal strength.

Many do not get their healing or Miracle, physical or financial, because they aren't persistent

When something happens in your life that you know isn't right do you give up and allow it because you don't know the answers or do you sell the information to solve the issue?

  • James 4:7, 1 Peter 5 - Resist the Devil- Resist = push back with greater force.
  • The ditches we can get into is to blame God based on a false definition of Gods sovereignty or a self condemning view that says that we must deserve what happening.

Persistence doesn't change God, or the devil, it changes us. It is engaging and having faith in the process of transforming our hearts and souls. Consistent action of faith and obedience anchors our souls to the eternal. It places a demand on our hearts to acknowledge and yield to our true identity which will naturally receive the redemptive rights purchased through the blood.

(James 1: lack of obedience to the word causes us to forget what manner of man we are. As we continue in the perfect law of liberty we know who we really are and freely receive all thats ours.)

 

Things that stop us:

  1. Lack of knowledge

    1. James 1 - Lack of Patience comes from lack of Wisdom = seeing the situation like God does.
  2. Lack of confidence in yourself to be used or that you could know anything

  3. Vision has dimmed

    1. Proverbs 29:18 - Where there is no vision the people wander aimlessly- without purpose or passion

  4. The time between the vision and the answer or manifestation

    1. Hebrews 10:35-39 "Cast not away confidence, you have need of patience (perseverance) that you might receive the promise, we are not of them who draw back but believe to the saving of the soul"

      1. Great faith is the ability to maintain your initial drive years down the road

      2. Acts 1:6-8 NAS "So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."

  5. The problems along the path

    1. The natural process of training is to avoid bad choices and actions from dealing with the consequences can also

 

“Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure.”  - Aisha Tyler

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again with more experience.”  - John Maxwell

“Paralyze resistance with persistence”  - Woody Hayes

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”  - Bill Bradley