Develop the Force of Patience
- Identify the problem
- Make a decision to overcome the problem God’s way.
- Find the Title deed to an answer in God’s Word.
- Hear the Word concerning your victory.
- Meditate the Word to get into your spirit.
- Speak the Word to cause it to come to pass
- Act on the Word.
- Apply the force of patience
- Understand that there is an appointed time and season for the answer.
- Expect the answer.
12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
- Apply the pressure of patience.
- Patience is NOT putting up with the problem, or enduring something, or accepting the situation or resigning yourself to failure.
- Patience is a force that God has given us to change the problem.
11 As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.
- God makes us wait because waiting produces maturity.
3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
- You cannot persevere without first rejoicing.
3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
- The chick and the egg.
- Story of persistent widow.
1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
- It is human nature to give up:
- Quit looking
- Stop trying
- Story of Calling all cars
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then,
- Patience is the ability to remain constant.
- Patience is the ability to remain constant. Standing firm. Unchangeable.
- Since you are already rejoicing before persevering, you always look like you have the victory.
- Your stand should seem the same in the midst of suffering and trials and it does in the midst of healing and victory.
- How can you tell when the force of patience is not at work?
- Compromise lifestyle.
- Change the tithe.
“when you have done the will of God”
- Modify what you are believing God for.
- Not healing, but quick death.
- Complain. Change your confession of faith.
- It’s not fair that I still am single.
- Quit. Fear wins.
- Wrestling team at Eastwood. Coach worked us so hard so others would drop out.
- Quitting is not the same as discovering what you really want in life. I did Tennis then drama
- Stop mass mailing and shrink Yellow Pages.
2 Pet 3:9
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
- Understand that there is an appointed time and due season.
- Where the promises of God are concerned, it’s not a matter of “if” He’s going to come through, it’s only a matter of “When”.
- Actually, God is waiting on you.
- Waiting for you to rejoice;
- waiting for you to change;
- waiting for you to have hope.
- Story of ordaining deacons too early.
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
it will certainly come and will not delay.
- God is always on time.
- Some have God on their personal timetable. If he doesn’t come through when they think He needs to, they assume something must be wrong somewhere.
- God is not bound by our concepts of time.
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
- God’s time is the best time and the right time.
- Personal frustration about national ministry.
5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
- Expect the Answer. Called hope.
20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
- Catcher and pitcher. Catcher is in a receiving posture
- When a woman is with child, we say that she is
- Have parties.
- Buy cribs
- Sick person doesn’t stay away from a miracle service.
- Unemployed person doesn’t stay home.
- Single man doesn’t dress sloppily.
- Heavy person doesn’t throw away all the small clothes.
- Keith Moore. “You were in faith until 12:05 pm.” Believe for a Buick Riveria within 30 days. Phone rigging, “Thought that’s it.”
- Just as I expected. Negative.