When Jesus says yes, nobody can say no 2x, when Jesus open the door, nobody can close it. When Jesus says yes, nobody can close it, up up up Jesus, down down down satan 2x// You are worthy O Lord (You are worthy) You are worthy O Lord!

Yes Father You are worthy of our praise, You are worthy to be glorify, blessed be thy Holy Name forever and ever, You created the world and all that within it should praise Your Holy Name. Thank You for the gift of a new month, blessed be Thy Holy Name. Amen!

Beloved, hope you had a nice time in His presence yesterday? Brilliant someone echoed, am hearing Whoop! From someone else, that splendid! Praise God.

Beloveth, our Father has been so good to us, He has done great things too numerous to mention. He gave us life, good health, we can move all parts of our body without help, we eat anything we desire without restraints from doctors, we can excrete without aid, my beautiful sister, my handsome brother, clap your hands to the God Almighty Who did not allow any of the diseases He put upon the Egyptians in your life.

Yesterday, we were reminded that we serve a God who healeth all our diseases, no matter what name is called, even those without name, beloveth, our Jesus heals them without trace again. He is the Great Physicians and I believe whatever be your case He is able to handle it. Praise the Lord. Beloved, lay it at His feet, you will be amazed of what become of it.

By the grace of God, this month, we will be considering “Patience” as a vital virtue (tool) in having dominion in life. Can you remember anybody in the bible that lack this virtue and the consequence thereof?

Just to help you, do you remember King Saul? What happened to him? Can you remember why his kingdom was taken away from him? To help you further please read First Sam 13:8-14.

Beloved, we need patience to walk with God. Our timing is not His, that one thing you must know and hold on very tight to also. What can make a king like Saul to be weary of waiting for the priest and prophet Samuel that anointed him a king? What was lacking in him?

Many of us are where we are today because of lack of patience. We think we can go ahead of God and be successful. It therefore means that there other things needed for “patience” to be fully express in the life of an individual. Those things by the grace of God we will also bring on board to help you and I to be thoroughly equip and by no means be ashamed of our calling.

Patience helps a man to look ahead despite all He may be going through. Patience helps a man to trust God in all situation that it will finally turn to His favour. A man who has imbibe this virtue has no problem with either waiting or preserving in what he is doing till the desire result is seen or achieve.

As we are going to see in our teaching today, be all ears and do not let your sight fail you either, come let us go:

“Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of Heaven.” Matt. 26:64

Ah, Lord, thou wast in thy lowest state when before thy persecutors thou wast made to stand like a criminal! Yet the eyes of thy faith could see beyond thy present humiliation into thy future glory. What words are these, “Nevertheless — hereafter”! I would imitate thy holy foresight, and in the midst of poverty, or sickness, or slander, I also would say, “Nevertheless — hereafter.” Instead of weakness, thou hast all power; instead of shame, all glory; instead of derision, all worship. Thy cross has not dimmed the splendor of thy crown, neither has the spittle marred the beauty of thy face. Say, rather, thou art the more exalted and honored because of thy sufferings.

So, Lord, I also would take courage from the “hereafter.” I would forget the present tribulation in the future triumph. Help thou me by directing me into thy Father’s love and into thine own patience, so that when I am derided for thy name I may not be staggered, but think more and more of the hereafter, and, therefore, all the less of today. I shall be with thee soon and behold thy glory. Wherefore, I am not ashamed, but say in my inmost soul, “Nevertheless — hereafter.”

Be patience to see all of these happen in your life, beloved. Never give up, I tell you, continue trusting God, never faint. Beloved, do you want to continue in the faith? Perseverance is must to add to your patience in order to make it happen, let’s find out more:

“Continue in the faith.” Acts 14:22

Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not a beginning only in the ways of God, but also a continuance in the same as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: he said, “Conquest has made me what I am, and conquest must maintain me.” So, under God, dear brother in the Lord, conquest has made you what you are, and conquest must sustain you. Your motto must be, “Excelsior.”

He only is a true conqueror, and shall be crowned at the last, who continueth till war’s trumpet is blown no more. Perseverance is, therefore, the target of all our spiritual enemies. The world does not object to your being a Christian for a time, if she can but tempt you to cease your pilgrimage, and settle down to buy and sell with her in Vanity Fair.

The flesh will seek to ensnare you, and to prevent your pressing on to glory. “It is weary work being a pilgrim; come, give it up. Am I always to be mortified? Am I never to be indulged? Give me at least a furlough from this constant warfare.”

Satan will make many a fierce attack on your perseverance; it will be the mark for all his arrows. He will strive to hinder you in service: he will insinuate that you are doing no good; and that you want rest. He will endeavour to make you weary of suffering, he will whisper, “Curse God, and die.” Or he will attack your steadfastness: “What is the good of being so zealous? Be quiet like the rest; sleep as do others, and let your lamp go out as the other virgins do.”

Or he will assail your doctrinal sentiments: “Why do you hold to these denominational creeds? Sensible men are getting more liberal; they are removing the old landmarks: fall in with the times.”

Wear your shield, Christian, therefore, close upon your armour, and cry mightily unto God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end.

Hello beloved, are you still here with us? Why is she talking about “perseverance” I thought we are considering ‘Patience”. Both has thin line differentiating them. Don’t forget I told you that there other things needed to get patience to be fully expressed in our life. Considering the passage you just read, if your “perseverance” is attacked by satan, what do you think will happen to the “patience” you are trying to exhibit?

Without perseverance your hope will expire, without perseverance you cannot patiently hold on as in case of wise virgin who persevered and went extra mile for extra oil. Glory be to God. We must acquaint ourselves with this virtue else will not get to the end of our journey.

Back to the reference verse for the theme of the month, Heb 12:1-3 – read it over and over again and hold on to it. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Jesus endured the cross, disregarding its shame for the joy that awaits Him thereafter. Are you willing to do the same? Then patiently run the race that are set before you and hereafter you will rejoice (1 Cor 15:57-58).

Remain blessed in the Lord.

 

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