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Let patience have her perfect work!

My friend, today I’m teaching you on ‘Let patience have her perfect work’. Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delays, problems or sufferings. It is forbearance, endurance, perseverance, tolerance, calmness, and understanding.
The apostle said, "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" James 1:2-4 
When you fall into divers temptations, and your prayers are not answered on time, count it all joy! Count it all joy fear not, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7. Understand there is due time!
See the bible says you fall in, and while in there you got to be sober; have ‘a sound mind’, unfeigned faith which is complete trust in complete. If at all your faith is failing - ask God for wisdom to be able to wait. Jesu…

The spirit of holiness

"And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:" Romans 1:4-5 KJV
Through him who sees me; I received grace for obedience to the faith.Through his name Ialso was declared, with power, to be a son of God, according to the spirit of holiness, not my own, but because Jesus is alive - He lives and abides in me whole.I received grace, even the spirit of holiness. Grace all sufficient! Grace all peace! Grace all blessed assurance, because we're beloved of God.

The gospel of Christ: is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."
Abraham is our father of faith, none else. In regard to faith, seeing there are so many faiths train yourself always to draw it from t…

Faith

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:1-2 KJV Isn't that great?
We're justified by faith. Yet not your own but of Christ.We've access by faith into grace, and faith alone. That's all you ever need, i.e., to operate in grace. We have access to this grace by faith and faith alone. If you believe then you've grace without measure.

Faith is believing in God that He is. You got to personally believe on him for it to work for you. He acknowledges, reckons all who comes to him believing, that he's and that he is a rewarder.  "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him."  Acts 10:34-35.
He rewarded all who believed with an anointing of righ…

Be ready to every good work!

Paul says, let ours, our people, learn to maintain good works, and to help all who need your assistance.
He says, "This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men." Titus 3:8 
It’s every believer’s duty to know the things that are good and profitable, and what’s not profitable for them and others too.
For that unprofitable he says, avoid; 
"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain" Titus 3:9. Avoid or reject evil, brawling, deceit, lust, pleasure, envy, malice, hate, disobedience, and the list goes on.
However, he says affirm constantly, that they be careful to maintain good works, that their lives may be fruitful in all good works. Ever good work which you do is rewarded accordingly.
Being sound in faith as well as contending for it…

Look on us!

You look around and you see a man of God what is it supposed to mean to you?
For me, I see a witness, one I should look on.
Peter and John said look on us....we are witnesses! 
My friend one day we will all see Jesus 
"Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." Acts 3:21. And today while he's in heaven "he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" Ephesians 4:11-12. Hear them!
I dubbed this post "Look on us" because I want you to know that Christ will not come back again until every word spoken either by him, his witnesses, prophets or Holy Ghost is fulfilled.
 And concerning  the times of restitution; is a season while Christ is in heaven witnessing plays a pivotal role.
Remember "th…

Who made thee a ruler and a judge?

The bible says Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. The problem with the patriarchs the bible says, "And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him" Acts 7:9.
It’s the same thing with some believers today, they are born again but their biggest problem is that they move with envy. Joseph was afflicted and sold into Egypt because of envy. So was Moses, "he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not" Acts 7:25.
Instead they asked him "Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?" Acts 7:27. Envy caused Cain to kill his brother, and the Jews to reject Jesus. 
Envy is a feeling of discontented, desire or covetousness; a desire to have other desirable things belonging to someone else. One thing about envy is it destroys it’s owner like cancer. Haman just woke up one day on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai whom…

He offered money

"And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost." Acts 8:18-19
See how throughout all generations people have desired to have this power, but based on selfish reasons - “so that when I lay my hands on people, they will receive the Holy Spirit!” Acts 8:19. Simon said let me have this power too, and he offered money to buy this power!
"But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity." Acts 8:20-23
A few blunt lessons on this;
Flashing money…

THE GREATEST TESTIMONY EVER HEARD

"Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ-He is Lord of all- that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by…

What God hath cleansed

What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Trivialising is when you make someone seem less important or significant than he/she really is. Know who you're in Christ. 
Have you ever been ignored? I was several times ignored by my friends, pastors, etc., people I never thought would be able to do that.
Simon was a great man of God, used so much to perform miracles but he never thought he had a problem. Until one day he was compelled to fast and instead of eating he fell into a trance. All this was because God wanted him to understand his weakness. The bible says, "And [he] saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or uncle…

See God’s Grace in all

You’ve to develop certain habits in order to see the grace of God in other people also. Habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day. What you spend time thinking about and doing each day ultimately forms the person you are, the things you believe, the personality that you portray towards yourself and how you see others also.
In Mark 8:23-25 Jesus heals a blind man, and he asked him if he saw ought. The man looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. He put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. Develop a habit to see others as who they really are, not as trees. But see God’s grace upon them.
When it comes to dealing with other believers first know this principle; "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common" Acts 10:15.
Peter said, “Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?&q…

Herod arrested some who belonged to the church

There was a time that Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex a certain of the church. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, (just like these days it will please some religious circles to have some men of God arrested) the bible says he killed James and "proceeded further to take Peter also." Acts 12:3
Political leaders find pleasure in vexing those who believe, and seeing how much it pleases those spiritual leaders near them who are against these sects or small groups of believers, they aren’t hesitant even to kill. They don’t seem to care, yet this has led so many leaders towards their downfall.
"Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him." Acts 12:5 
Hear me you our Herods of today, the church is praying, and that they do without ceasing! You may have gotten James but that doesn’t mean you got us all. 
When the angel of the Lord saved Peter, it was like he was dreaming. "And when Peter was co…

Beware of False Prophets

"Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them." Acts 13:1-2 KJV
"...there were in the church...certain prophets and teachers..." 
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
What that means is many are called but few are chosen to carry on certain tasks. In actual fact "the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them" Acts 13:2.
When they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. These were not false prophets, but soon after they had gone, "they found a certain sorcerer, a false…

Unbelieving saints!

"Now it happened in Iconium that they went together to the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren." Acts 14:1-2 
Our churches today have people who also say they believe but truly speaking they are not sincere; deep down their hearts they know that they are unbelievers. I hear someone say, "with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief" Mark 9:24. Jude describes how these people are, "spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever" Jude 1:12 - 13. I call these unbelieving Jews!
Luke said, &qu…

Understanding the grace of God!

In Acts 15 we see much of the grace of God in action, and grace is the condition or fact of being favoured, approved, accepted, esteemed, regarded, respected, preferred or liked by someone.
Luke 2:40 says, "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him."
The Gentiles, too, were being converted, to everyone’s joy. However, some men who had been Pharisees before their conversion stood to their feet and declared that all Gentile converts must be circumcised and required them to follow all the Jewish customs and ceremonies.
Don’t expect everyone to understand the grace you have. Some can even try to take it away from you. 
So Paul and Barnabas Barnabas, and certain other of them, had to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders to find out more on the matter, and a meeting was set to decide this question.
"And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a goo…

Come over and help us!

"After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us." Acts 16:7-9 
When they came to Macedonia they instead met a group of women. "And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us : whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us." Acts 16:14-15 
In chapter 13 Paul and Barnabas said it was necessary that this Good News from God should be given first to you Jews. But since you have rejected it and shown yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we will offer it to Gent…