Meditate on these words: possess, win, gain, protect, save, and purchase.
I ask you in light of these words, how important is patience in the process of receiving the manifestation of the promise? As noted in the Strong’s Concordance definition above, the Greek word for possess is a verb. That means that action is taking place. While we are consistently applying our faith, then an “ACTION” is being released. Our patience in the faith process activates spiritual forces. Things are moving in the supernatural realm causing us to overcome and win, even while it does not look to our physical eyes like anything is moving. Glory to God, kingdom patience is a win! Stay steady, hold the line, and keep the course, because you are winning.
There are two different root words in the Greek language that are often translated patience in the scripture. The majority of the time a casual Bible reader will assume that the Bible word “patience” in every instance means long-suffering, to be required to wait a long time for something, or even to have to endure a thing or circumstance for a long period of time. Therefore, most Christians do not necessarily have a positive reaction when they either read or hear a message concerning this word.
Of the two words used in the original language of the New Testament, almost 80% of the time the word that is used means “consistency or steadfastness.” Those that think patience means we just have to wait something out have missed the dynamic nature of the spiritual laws that are set in motion when patience is mentioned. The Bible idea of patience means to be constant. In other words, the consistent application of our faith will produce a WIN every time! That is shouting ground and should make all of us want to keep our faith on the line. Especially NOW!
Think of these verses written to exhort the Hebrew Christians in chapter 10:35,36: