2019 – MONDAY 29 JULY
STEADFASTNESS – Pt 1
Steadfastness is one of the key evidences of faith at work.
1 Chronicles 28:6&7
Now He said to me, ‘It is your son Solomon who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his Father.
Moreover I will establish his kingdom forever, if he is steadfast to observe My commandments and My judgments, as it is this day.’
Steadfastness is built in the following;
STEADFASTNESS OBSERVES GOD’S COMMANDMENTS
The commandments of the Lord are pure – making wise the simple. We stay strong when we believe God’s full counsel.
STEADFASTNESS UNDERSTANDS GOD’S JUDGEMENTS
There is a teaching that says we are absolved from all consequences of our disobedience.
It is true that God has already forgiven us, but the consequences of failure will still be calling – and must be met.
Repentance – restoration – recompense – all are part of the journey to release.
STEADFASTNESS IS BEING IN RELATIONSHIP WITH SPIRITUAL FATHERS
God has a multi-generational family. There are many teachers and advisors – but not many fathers. A son in rebellion always distances or cuts off the fathers over him.
STEADFASTNESS IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING THE HOUSE OF GOD
People with a steadfast spirit will do whatever it takes to protect the house of God from harm.
His kingdom is always first – to a person of steadfastness.
IF HE IS STEADFAST
Sadly, Solomon started so well. Full of wisdom and incredible potential. But then success turned his heart away from God’s presence – and it became all about him.
Never again did God mention Solomon’s kingdom.
STEADFASTNESS KEEPS YOUR KINGDOM TOGETHER AND GIVES A FUTURE TO YOUR FAMILY.