The Holy Spirit has been dealing with me about these two words lately—FERVENCY and PERSEVERANCE
I used to be extremely “fervent” about the things God, but over a period of time I let mediocrity and compromise take root in some areas. As I examine my life and look at the lives of so many other Christians I see that “fervency” and “perseverance” are not there. Not a whole lot is accomplished in the body of Christ without these two words. If you read the parable of the sower and the seed in Matthew, Mark & Luke the only soil that produced a harvest of the word of God was the soil (heart of a man) that was fervent and persevered. The bible says we “are more than a conqueror” but that victory doesn’t come without a battle. In some cases an intense battle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWNNFp-qHHM (Song–More than a conqueror–Hezekiah Walker)
FERVENT: having a passionate intensity. (vehement, sincere, heartfelt)
It is from the Latin word “fervere” which means “to boil”
PERSEVERANCE: steadfastness in doing something difficult, while facing obstacles, or discouragement
(iron willed, endurance, overcoming, persistence, toughness, doggedness, refusing weariness, refusing discouragement)
James 5:6 The effectual fervent (intensely passionate, boiling over,heartfelt, vehement, sincere, heartfelt) prayers of a man in right standing with God avails much.
Romans 12:11 Never lack in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor serving the Lord
Acts 18:25–This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John.
(1) Do you want to get rid of that sin or a habit that so easily entangles you ? BE FERVENT & PERSEVERE ON FEEDING THE WORD IN THAT AREA INTO YOUR SPIRIT
Hebrews 12:1 Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with “perseverance” the race.
(2) Want to overcome in every area? BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD IN THAT AREA WITH CHILDLIKE FAITH AND BE FERVENT AND PERSEVERE.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST AREAS WHERE FERVENCY AND PERSEVERANCE IS NEEDED IS IN THE AREA OF HEALING
35 years ago I accepted the Lord in my living room thru Oral Roberts ministry watching t.v. on a Sunday morning. I have always followed the ministries that believed in divine healing and that saw healings and miracles in their ministry. I have known for years that God was calling me into a healing ministry. I understand that there will be allot of “resistance” to what I share about healing because I believe healing is one of the most misunderstood areas of the Bible. Many Christian people I encounter are taking their beliefs about healing from their experience and what they have seen, not from the word of God. These good, well meaning Christians, without realizing it, are putting their experience above the word of God.
Even those there is resistance from some on the other hand though there are also those that see what the bible says about healing as I share the word with them. They see the light and are beginning to get the results in their body. About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in my heart. It gets out of rhythm at times. I used common sense and went to a heart specialist, go for check ups and take my medication. I also go to the whipping post everyday where Jesus took those 39 stripes. While he was taking that brutal, vicious beating every sickness and disease known to mankind was laid upon him. I don’t pray for God to heal me, I receive by faith what Jesus already provided me as part of my redemption through the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart. I also stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit and listen for instructions on anything I should do concerning my healing. When Jesus took those stripes on his back he provided “A UNIQUE SPECIFIC PATHWAY OF HEALING FOR EACH ONE OF US” IF Jesus took my sickness and disease upon himself, why would He want me to be sick and have disease.
On 4/28/17 I went to to my doctor and he stated “this Lopressor you are taking for your heart is no longer agreeing with your body” and he cut the medication in half. I knew that would happen one day. When I came back 2 weeks later, as he requested, there was still no atrial fibrillation. I have kept all the documentation from the doctor to show people. I am slowly being weaned off of the medication because you can not stop it abruptly even though there is no atrial fibrillation. It will take 2 to 3 months to be weaned off of it. My pulse is still somewhat slow from the medication because it slows your heart rate down. This will increase as the medication is lowered even more and the medication residue gets out of my body. I continue daily to receive “the portion of my redemption” that Jesus provided at the whipping post on the way to the cross. We were not only redeemed from sin, but from sickness and disease and every other curse. I refuse to allow sickness and disease in my body. My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and healing is part of my inheritance because it was provided 2000 years ago by Jesus at the whipping post. I have a Blind Bartimaeus and woman with the issue of blood type of spirit toward healing. I am fervent and persistent about receiving my healing. I continue to believe for my pulse rate to increase. Although it is not happening as quickly as I would like because of the medication I am single minded about what Jesus provided. A double minded man receives nothing from the Lord and is unstable in all of his ways. (James 1:7 & 8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5_fiOPSt-I (Passion of Christ–Jesus at the whipping post)
IN CONTINUING TO BELIEVE FOR MY COMPLETE HEALING:
I REFUSE TO BE DISCOURAGED AND SAY THE WORD DOESN’T WORK. I REFUSE TO BECOME WEARY. I REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE REPORTS THAT JESUS HEALS SOME, BUT NOT OTHERS. I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE STATEMENT “MY UNCLE FRED LOVED JESUS, TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL, WAS A DEACON AND HE DIED OF CANCER AT AGE 57, SO GOD MUST NOT HEAL EVERYONE. I REFUSE TO ACCEPT “WHILE GOD WILL HEAL YOU IN HEAVEN BROTHER.” I REFUSE TO ACCEPT “WHILE IF GOD WANTS TO HEAL ME HE’LL JUST HEAL ME”. I REFUSE TO TO ACCEPT “GOD IS SOVERIGN AND HE MAY TAKE YOU AT AN EARLY AGE”. I REFUSE ALL THE OTHER STATEMENTS THAT ARE BASED ON WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SEEN AND EXPERIENCED AND NOT THE WORD OF GOD.
I ONLY ACCEPT
ISAIAH 53:5— BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES: THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM AND BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
I PETER 2:24— HE HIMSELF BORE OUR SINS IN HIS BODY ON THE CROSS, SO THAT WE MIGHT DIE TO SIN AND LIVE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS “BY HIS WOUNDS WE HAVE BEEN HEALED”
PSALMS 103:2&3— PRAISE THE LORD O MY SOUL AND FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS WHO FORGIVES ALL OUR SINS AND HEALS ALL OUR DISEASES
FERVENCY AND PERSEVERANCE WIN THE BATTLE IN EVERY AREA OF LIFE, THEY TRULY MAKE YOU MORE THAN A CONQUEROR. IF YOU WANT A HEALED BODY AND A VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIFE—PRESS IN, DON’T GIVE IN TO WEARINESS OR DISCOURAGEMENT, ENDURE. YOU WILL BUILD A FERVENT, OVERCOMING SPIRIT INSIDE OF YOU THAT WILL BE THE ENGINE THAT WILL KNOCK DOWN ALL OBSTACLES AND WILL BRING GREAT PLEASURE AND JOY TO GOD AS YOU OVERCOME , INHERIT THE KINGDOM AND BRING IT FORTH INTO THE EARTH.
THE KINGDOM IS YOURS, BUT YOU MUST TAKE IT BY FORCE THRU FERVENCY AND PERSEVERANCE.
JESUS CHRIST TOOK EVERY CURSE UPON HIM AND WHEN HE ROSE ON EASTER HE WON THE VICTORY OVER EVERY ONE OF THOSE CURSES.
HOW BADLY DO YOU WANT THAT VICTORY?