LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF HEBREWS 10:23(Amp)
"Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; "
10 WAYS TO HOLD FAST TO YOUR CONFESSION
1.Faith - Have what I call unwavering kind of faith . Once God has shown you by faith "the picture" don't doubt it .Listen the rains of life will try to steal that picture from your imagination , the floods of life
will come to test the quality of your faith and the winds of life will hit you , all to stop you from holding fast to what you have seen . Refuse and still choose delibrately to believe God. Mark 11:22"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God."
2.Prayer - It sustains your faith and gives you the grace to continue to hold fast to your expectations . As you offer unto the lord prayers of thanksgiving , praise , adoration and supplication unto Him.Remember how Elijah held on to his confession that there was a sound of "abundance of rain " in prayer , that even when the servant came back the sixth time to inform him that there was no sign of rain , he still held unto that confession in prayer and you and I know what happened after that . 1 Kings 18:41,45(Amp)" Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of the roar of an abundance of rain.”45a." In a little while the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there were heavy showers."
3.Trust -grows better in adversity. so even when the enemy is fighting that "trust" that you hold for God with doubt and fear , it is still growing. The more you trust Him the more it grows until the time for your expectations to manifest .NOTE: Heb 10:38(Amp)"But My righteous one [the one justified by faith] shall live by faith [respecting man’s relationship to God and trusting Him];And if he draws back [shrinking in fear], My soul has no delight in him."
4.Joy is a force in the spirit realm - That has the power of bringing our confessions into manifestation . Why ? joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and where there is joy , God is fully represented there
.Psalm 16:11(Amp)"You will show me the path of life;In Your presence is fullness of joy;In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore."
5.Believe - Here is the key - believe and continue to believe . The more you believe, the more your faith in what you believe grows. The enemy wants you to turn your back for one simple reason . John 11:40 (Amp)"Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe [in Me], you will see the glory of God [the expression of His excellence]?” "what you believe"
6.Study the word - The word of God is spirit and it is life (John 6:63). The more you study the word, the more life you have , the more you study the word the more the word , the life of the word grows in your spirit .Is like a child when you get to your adulthood in the word you are set for your manifestation . What you believe will happen live . Heb 11:1 (NLT)"Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually
happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see."
7.Study other christian materials - I tell you one secret here , a lot has being hidden in books ,people don't read . Alot of revelations concerning what you believe , that God has revealed to His Saints world wide .so you find out those books and you read them , they give you more insight into what you believe and helps you to become fully persuaded about it. Amen. Prov 24:5b"The wise are mightier than the strong, and
those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger."
8.Stay off sin - This can hinder your harvest .Everything you do might be right,your faith , prayer etc. but the truth is sin is a blocker. It will stop anything from manifesting in your life. It turns the eyes of
God away from us . But glory to God , there is room for repentance . Amen. Isaiah 55:7(NLT)"Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously."
9.Fasting - There is no way round this . Why? there are forces in the spiritual realms that if you don't fast and pray , it will delay your miracle . Daniel had to fast and pray , we all read what the Angel said
to Him , when he came .Daniel 10:13 (NLT)"But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia."
10.Hold fast to your praises and thanksgiving - Don't stop praising God and thanking Him for it . It builds your faith and keeps your expectations alive .Pslam 50:23(Amp)He who offers a sacrifice of praise
and thanksgiving honors Me;And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him],I shall show the salvation of God."
EXTRA POINT :
11. Trust the lord and whenever you have the opportunity , keep doing good. Amen. Gal 5:9(Amp)" Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in."
Prayer : Father help me to hold fast to my confessions in the mighty name of Jesus , Amen.
you re blessed!!