GIVING UP RIGHT NOW WOULD BE LIKE GETTING TO THE FINISH LINE AND STOPPING BEFORE YOU BREAK THROUGH THE TAPE. WE ARE RIGHT THERE...STEPS AWAY FROM VICTORY; WHY GIVE UP NOW? LET'S GO ON TO SEE WHAT THE END WILL BE. IN TIMES PAST I HAVE QUESTIONED GOD ABOUT SITUATIONS IN MY LIFE, NOT WITH SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT AS A CHILD ASKING A PARENT WHY? AND GOD TOLD ME TORRY, WHEN I DO BLESS YOU; THERE WILL BE BLESSING AFTER BLESSING; SO MUCH SO IT WILL ALMOST SCARE YOU AND I FEEL THAT IS WHAT SEASON WE ARE IN.SOMEONE IN CHURCH A FEW WEEKS AGO USED MILITARY TERMS AND SAID WE NEEDED TO BE OBEDIENT AND IT RANG TRUE TO MY SPIRIT BECAUSE I HAD BEEN REFLECTING ON HOW IN THE OLD TESTAMENT PEOPLE WOULD SEEK GOD AS TO WHETHER THEY WOULD HAVE VICTORY IN BATTLE AND IF THEY OBEYED THE VOICE OF GOD THEY ONLY HAD VICTORIES. OBEY THE VOICE OF GOD. SOMEONE WISE ONCE TOLD ME TO TRUST THE GOD IN YOU. TRUSTING THE GOD IN YOU CAN BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES WHEN YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO SEEM TO HAVE IT TOGETHER AND ARE SAYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT GOD IS SAYING TO YOU BUT I REMEMBER THE BIBLE SAYING THAT IN THE LAST DAYS IF GOD DIDN'T SHORTEN THE TIME EVEN THE ELECT WOULD BE DECEIVED. IN THIS TIME IT IS IMPORTANT TO DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HEAR HIM FOR YOURSELF. THE DEVIL HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO SILENCE ME. I HAVE HAD DREAM AFTER DREAM ABOUT TRYING TO TALK BUT NOT HAVING A VOICE. IF GOD DOESN'T TELL ME TO SAY IT OR SHARE IT I WON'T BUT IF HE DOES I WILL SHOUT TO ANYONE THAT WILL HEAR; DON'T LET THE DEVIL SILENCE YOU OR CHANGE YOUR COURSE. STAY IN POSITION; KEEP YOUR LAMP TRIMMED; OBEY GOD... THEN CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.
1.Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.,
2.Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
3.For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
4.Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
5.Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
6.Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law , blameless.,
7.But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8.Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9.And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11. If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12.Not as though I had already attained , either were already perfect : but I follow after , if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13.Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.