STEADFASTNESS – Pt 4

2019 – THURSDAY 01 AUGUST

STEADFASTNESS – Pt 4

The Bible is so gracious, loving and clear when it comes to being steadfast in the faith.
This passage nails it – beyond debate and misuse of scripture.

1 Peter 5:6-11
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have
suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

IT ALL STARTS WITH HUMILITY
Humility knows that God has you in His perfect plan – and is working all things for good.

PUTTING YOURSELF UNDER THE HAND OF AUTHORITY
Pride exalts and cuts off all authority over you.
Who are the people over you that have the authority to help and adjust you.

GIVING YOUR ISSUE DUE TIME
Faith has no calendar. Faith endures. Faith outlasts the issue.
Faith always stays true to the God of miracles.

BELIEVING FOR GOD TO EXALT YOU THROUGH YOUR TRIAL
Our trials perfect us in life.
We do not run from issues – we grow in them – becoming stronger and more like Jesus.

BE SOBER – BE VIGILANT
Stay true to the word of faith – and stay watchful – and guard your heart.

RESIST THE DEVIL
Take a stand against the enemies suggestions – there is another way.
Resist – Resist -Resist.

STAY STEADFAST IN FAITH
Steadfast – immovable -unshakable – standing firm.
No one said it would be easy.

YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH ISSUES
Your brotherhood across the world are all facing similar issues. We all have marriage issues. We all have family issues. We all have financial issues. We all have pride issues. We all have challenges to give in and take the easy path.

THE GOD OF ALL GRACE HAS CALLED YOU
I am nothing without the hand of God upon my life. The God who called me – will keep me.

AFTER YOU HAVE SUFFERED FOR A WHILE
How can this be true.
Today’s preachers are declaring that God exists to give you your best life now.
Read the Bible and prove to me that suffering has no place in a believer’s life. The opposite is true. Harden up. Get some faith and stay the path.

PERFECT – ESTABLISH -STRENGTHEN AND SETTLE YOU
You will come through your trial – perfected – established – strengthened and settled – in a place of miracles.

TO HIM BE THE GLORY AND THE DOMINION
We are to live in such a way that we bring God all glory and show His dominion at work in our lives.

STEADFASTNESS GIVES GOD THE GLORY.

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