Sunday Message Summary, 6 December 2020
As children of GOD, to be victorious in our life of faith, we must see pain and suffering for what they are: a conduit to breakthrough, blessings, and victory. In the face of tribulations, the LORD is exhorting us to stand strong. For this reason, the apostles commended the disciples to the LORD, to remain in Him (Acts 14:21-23), for unless we are in the LORD, we are without protection. We are weak and fallible by nature, but those who wait on GOD receive new supernatural strength and are made stronger (Isaiah 40:30-31). There is much weariness in the hustle and bustle, but when we grow tired and weary, it is in the LORD that we will draw strength. Our true help is not in man, but in GOD, because man does not have inexhaustible resources.
We already have victory in GOD, so no matter what we are going through, we must be steadfast and immovable in GOD (1 Corinthians 15:57-58). Faith requires us to wait, and it is for GOD to tell us where to go, for He knows what He has in store for us. Abraham endured in faith and inherited the promises through faith and patience, he never moved around (Hebrews 6:12-15). In the period of waiting, GOD was enthroned in the heart of Abraham. We are not exempt from pain and suffering, but as children of GOD we already know the end from the beginning: wait in faith and you will be greatly rewarded (Hebrews 10:35-38). Those who have the same faith as Abraham, receive the same blessings as Abraham. This is enduring faith that waits for GOD.
GOD is asking us to wait because He will make good on His promise in the end. GOD will not allow us to go through anything if He has not predetermined to do us good in the end, and if He has not preordained a good end for us. If you have been in a situation and pain for a long time, when the LORD answers, it will seem unreal (Psalm 126:1-6). Keep hoping, keep trusting, keep believing in GOD. Stand! Do not do anything unless the LORD has instructed. GOD is aware of every tear drop, and amid the turbulence, trial and trouble, the LORD will do great things for you. GOD will turn your situation around quicker than you thought. In the midst of nothingness and hopelessness, we rejoice because faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1-2). So, by faith we rejoice in the LORD for things we have not yet physically acquired. Faith will always give you what you are trusting and believing GOD for.
We must see pain and suffering for what they are: a conduit to breakthrough, blessings, and victory