The Possessing Power of Patience Scroll Down

When asked about the end of the world, Jesus, speaking intimately with His disciples, entered into a descriptive discourse to them concerning the signs of this present hour. While the end is not yet, we can clearly see that we have entered into the beginning of sorrows as described in Matthew 24:8 and Luke 21:9. Further in Luke’s account of Jesus’ teaching, he describes great promises of deliverance. He also outlines instruction on the most important principles of winning over every challenge in this last great hour. Possibly the most important instruction Jesus gives to His disciples is found in Luke 21:19:

In your patience possess ye your souls.

Evidently the force of patience flowing from the human spirit releases a supernatural ability in every situation to receive and possess what God has promised. During the most difficult of times, patience is the mainstay and guarantee of the winning outcome for the believer. Look at Luke 21:19 in the Amplified Classic. It further exemplifies the original Greek undertones of the passage. The thought is indeed that consistently applied faith, which is patience, will result in the possession of a “win” in this last days’ battle.

By your steadfastness and patient endurance you shall win the true life of your souls.

Look at the Strong’s Concordance definition of the Greek word translated “possess” in the KJV of verse 19:

(ktēsasthe) Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Plural

Strong's Greek 2932: (a) I acquire, win, get, purchase, buy, (b) I possess, win mastery over. A primary verb; to get, i.e. Acquire.

You can see where other translations get the clear undertones of patience having the authority to WIN in taking possession of the promises of God. Jesus seems to be saying that inside patience is the ability to let faith have its full impact. We will come out of every battle always the victor even in these last days. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world, and keeping that faith consistently applied is the answer to every victory. That makes Faith and Patience the “Power Twins!”

Frustration, discouragement, and weariness are just a few signs we have lost our patience, that we have let our guard down, and that our faith is not fully at work. Friend, right now, for the harvest’s sake, count it all JOY!!! There are so many things to write along these lines, but I encourage you to meditate on this one promise inside Jesus’ instructions for last days believers.

Know that it shall turn to you for a testimony, and indeed not a hair of your head shall perish (Luke 21:13-18).

Luke 21:19 in several translations:

New International Version: Stand firm, and you will WIN life.

English Standard Version: By your endurance you will GAIN your lives.

International Standard Version: By your endurance you will PROTECT your lives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation: By your endurance you will SAVE your life.

Weymouth New Testament: By your patient endurance you will PURCHASE your lives

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:

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

Can you see the connection between patience and confidence? More importantly, can you see the connection between patience and receiving the promise? Yes, for this hour and for any hour in history, patience has a possessing power. Certainly, the father of our faith, Abraham, discovered this truth in walking out the great call and promise that he would become the father of many nations. Once again, as the seed of Abraham, we are to follow in his footsteps. This is how he obtained and how we shall all possess our promises. Hebrews 6:14-15:

Saying, "Assuredly I will bless you and bless you, I will increase you and increase you." And so, as the result of patient waiting, our forefather obtained what God had promised. Weymouth’s New Testament

God’s promise to Abraham is His promise to Abraham’s descendants. Expect in 2021 to be blessed and blessed and increased and increased! The blessing is the result of patient waiting. Long-standing faith projects will come to pass this year. Standing on the precipice of looking over into God’s faithfulness in another year, we pray that this be the Happiest of all Holidays and your greatest receiving year yet!

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