How long are you willing to trust God? Do you have a no quit faith?
While praying about what the Holy Spirit wanted me to share with you, I kept hearing in my spirit these words, “It’s time to press into the prophetic Promises of God.”
What does this mean?
First of all, the word “Press” is defined as:
1) The state of being persistent
2) To be urgent or demanding, compelling action from one’s self
3) To engage in a relentless manner for a certain cause
4) To make a strenuous effort to achieve something of great importance
5) To earnestly endure
6) To hold fast without wavering or compromising
This is what the Apostle Paul meant when he said, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).
If you want to experience all that God promises, you’re going to have to develop what I call a no quit faith. That’s the attitude Paul had. Regardless of the hardships, persecutions, and betrayals, Paul refused to back down.
That’s the attitude that we all must have if we truly desire to see the fulfilment of God’s promises. It simply comes down to, “How much do you want them to come to pass in your life, and how long are you willing to persevere?”
The Prophetic Word that I shared with you last year has been that God would open a new door, and supernatural increase would come as never before. I have literally experienced this, and I’m still “pressing” for it this year as well, and like the Apostle Paul, I’m not turning back!
Sadly, God’s people often give up too soon.
How long are you willing to persevere? There are some promises from God that I’ve been believing to see for over 20 years! And in the past few months, some of those promises have manifested! God is no respecter of persons. If you stay in faith, if you keep pressing, God’s promises will manifest in your life!
Jesus said in Mathew 11:12, “The violent take it by force.” The Amplified Bible says, “A share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion.” In other words, once you are convinced that what God said is true and it belongs to you, then you should let nothing stop you.
Don’t give up until you take possession of it!
If God says that I can have it, then I’m not giving up until I have it! You might be thinking, “But you don’t understand, the devil is fighting me day and night, and it’s so hard to keep on going.”
But that’s what perseverance is all about! I know it’s not easy…that’s why people quit. Before being saved, I always looked for the path of least resistance. If things got tough, I’d quit.
I had to develop the art of continuing. And you can develop that same attitude. You can have that same tenacity!
God would never expect persistence from you if it weren’t possible.
You are going to have to stand strong and fight the good fight of faith. James 4:17 instructs you to, “Submit yourselves therefore to God, RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.”
In other words, stand your ground and refuse to waver! How persistent are you in doing this?
There are examples all over the Bible of people who demonstrated a relentless faith and how God rewarded them by fulfilling what He had promised to them.
Paul tells us that their stories were recorded for our benefit. He wrote in Romans 15:4, “That we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
That’s why you need to stay in the Word, so that these examples will continuously encourage you to press on. The Book of Hebrews records many stories of these “relentless people” and how God honored their faith. And He has promised to do the same for you if you will follow their example!
Hebrews 11:33-34 declares, “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness obtained promises…” Did you see that? It was through standing in faith that they OBTAINED PROMISES. The Passion Translation puts it this way, “Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality.”
Fastened means to firmly attach or to secure so that you’re not likely to give up or to give way. Another definition is to become incapable of being overcome with doubt or discouragement.
Is this what you’re doing? Does this describe you?
I’m here to talk you out of quitting and in to winning! Take a stand of faith. Refuse to give up or give in. That’s how you lay hold of the prophetic promises.
You can persevere knowing that God is faithful.
Deuteronomy 7:9 encourages you saying, “Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, THE FAITHFUL GOD, which keepeth covenant…to a thousand generations.” This would certainly include you and me! Declare today, “MY GOD IS THE FAITHFUL GOD!”
Now, if you truly believe God is faithful, then don’t ever stop expecting Him to bring His promises to pass on your behalf.
The Holy Spirit revealed to me that 2021 is, “THE YEAR OF ABUNDANT OVERFLOW.” I encourage you to go for it! Don’t shrink back or relax your faith. Stand firm and see God bring abundance and promotion to you this year.
I want you to have my recent message titled, It’s Time to Press Into the Prophetic Promises of God. This teaching will equip you to keep fighting and stay strong in faith.
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When you give, you’re linking your faith to this prophetic message and you’re declaring that God is faithful.
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This is your year for abundant overflow! I’m believing that, and declaring it for you and your family. It’s time to press into the prophetic promises of God!
P.S. Do you have a no quit faith? How long are you willing to trust God? Determine now to keep pressing for all of God’s promises. I’m trusting God’s goodness and abundance is on its way to you. I’m standing with you in faith! I hope to hear from you soon.