LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF LUKE 18:8(Amp)
"I tell you that He will defend and avenge them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [this kind of persistent] faith on the earth?”
10 KEYS - "BE PERSISTENT "
Definition of Persistence -To continue to do something , even though it is difficult or even though someone is opposing you .
1.Persistent in prayer - If God has called for us to be persistent in prayer , then it is not an option , but the only option , if we are to see our miracle or get our breakthrough in life. Now this is how I see it ,the more you pray , the more your prayer carries more power in its working to do mighty exploits for God .Elijah from scriptures did not give up praying until the rain fell. Yours will fall today in the name of
Jesus , Amen. 1 King 18:43 (Amp)" 43,44." and he said to his servant, “Go up, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” Elijah said, “Go back” seven times. And at the seventh time the servant said, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And Elijah said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the rain shower does not stop you.’”
2.Be persistent in your faith - The book of Hebrews 12:1(Amp) calls it "active persistence" . your faith will be tried whether you like it or not , but the key is you need to keep it active by being persistent. Hold on to His promises without wavering no matter the storms that the enemy brings your way to try your faith . keep it active by being persistent . Heb 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];"
3.Be persistent in your giving - Listen , the more you give , the more it increases your expectation . Once your time has come ,you shall surely see your harvest without a doubt . Amen. Be persistent . Even if
they pay you back with evil , don't let it discourage you , continue to do good . Scripture says even if you suffer for going what is right , you will not lose your reward .1 Peter 3:14 (NLT)"But even if you suffer
for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't worry or be afraid of their threats."
4.Be persistent in the word without wavering - For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.(Matt 12:34b) . When the word becomes persistent in your spirit ,that "devil" or problem troubling your life will leave you alone .Remember how Jesus dealt with Satan in scripture .He told him (Satan) it is written . What is inside will always come out when it becomes persistent with your spirit being .Matt 4:3,4(NIV)"The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these
stones to become bread."Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
5.Be persistent in your trust in God - Now here is the key , the more you trust God , the more your trust in Him grows and the more it grows the more strength you have to prevail over any circumstances holding you down . Amen. Isaiah 26:4"Trust in the LORD forever: for in the LORD GOD is everlasting strength:"
6.Be persistent in your praise - Nothing like it! let the devil know , you know the God you serve . David did and he never lost a battle . The more you praise Him the more He gives you victory over life challenges . Amen . Psalm 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.”
7.Be persistent in your believing - now here is how this one works .God is pleased when we choose to believe Him , despite the challenges we face . Here is the key - the more you believe Him the more He shows you what is to come , the more you believe Him , the more He shows you .why? He lives in you . John 16:13"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."
8.Be persistent in your joy - Scripture says it better in the book of Phil 4:4 (Amp) paul said " Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice!"
9.Be persistent in your confession - hold fast to your expectations (hope) without wavering for it will come to pass if you re persistent . Heb 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.And finally Be persistent in your thanksgiving - Key - blessed is the man that have not seen but believes.(John 20:29). so what do we do ? we keep thanking Him until we see that "desire" manifest . Prov 23:18 (Amp)"Surely there is a future [and a reward],And your hope and expectation will not be cut off."
"“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”
― Tom Hiddleston
Prayer : Father the grace to be persistent in every area of my life release that grace upon me now in Jesus mighty name I pray , Amen.