By Richard Gazowsky
I want to talk to you about a key that each one of us needs to have to be prepared for what is happening in our city and in the nation right now. A few years ago, a prophet said God was going to give me keys that were very important to make it through these troubling times.
This morning in prayer, God spoke to me and said, “Now is the moment that I’m going to give you the keys. They are found in the book of Revelation 14:12.” ~ “Meanwhile, the saints stand passionately patient, keeping God’s commands, staying faithful to Jesus.”(The Message)
If you look at the context of where this statement is spoken within the Book of Revelation, it is a most troublesome time ~ just like the situation in America today. The Lord spoke to me and said, “This is the key. You must become passionately patient.” I then remembered that Jesus said in Luke 21: “And ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake. But there shall not a hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls.” Here, Jesus instructs us with the exact key described in the context of the same troubling situation that we are in.
Notice the seeming paradox of the statement, “passionately patient.” When you think of someone being patient, you picture a person being totally the opposite of passionate. But here the word of God puts the two together ~ and makes a powerful statement about how serious we must take the command to rest in God. In the third and fourth chapters of Hebrews, the apostle Paul instructs us that we are not to labor but instead rest and let heaven fight all of our battles.
In the eighth chapter of Romans, he instructs us that our flesh wars against the Spirit. We have learned that it’s “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit”, says the Lord. This lesson has been taught throughout the entire Bible, generation after generation. It is time to demonstrate this resting and remain passionately patient as we wait upon the Lord.
Prayer is the vehicle that Jesus gave us to passionately turn our attention to Jesus ~ while heaven fulfills every promise that God has personally made to you. This is the key! You must be passionate about your patience. And also passionate about letting God do everything ~ finding your future mate, future job, future home, future investment, and every promise that he has given you.
Remember that He is the A to Z and every letter in between. God not only starts the promise, but He finishes it and does every single step along the way. He is a truly loving Father.