This morning’s teaching will be on patience…What’s the old saying about patience? I want patience and I want it now.
Abram and Sarai should have been more patient. 10 years is a long time to wait for a child, even knowing that The LORD had promised Abram that he would have a child born from him and his wife Sarai to bring forth numerous descendants, to make of Abram a great nation, the nation of Israel. Abram and Sarai should have been more patient, though GOD’s plan for a great nation still succeeded in Abraham and Isaac.
Noah was patient. He and his family waited seven days in the ark with the animals and their wonderful fragrances and commotion before The LORD GOD sent the waters of the flood upon the earth. They were patient. There may have been some doubt; after all, it never rained before the flood, but certainly Noah assured his family of GOD’s promise.
Moses had patience. When he was called up into the mountain by GOD, for The LORD would give Moses tablets of stone and a Law, and Commandments which GOD had written for Moses to teach the people. And Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain, and the glory of GOD remained on Mt. Sinai, and a cloud covered the mountain for six days, and on the seventh day, GOD called to Moses from inside the cloud, after his six day wait. And GOD spoke to Moses Face to face. Of course The LORD GOD is Yeshua Who spoke to Moses. Moses had patience.
And then there is the patience of Job. Job endured punishing testing and tribulation. But after that grueling trial was over, The LORD blessed the latter end of Job’s life more than the first part; giving him greater then he ever had, and Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons and his sons’ sons even for four generations. In other words, they lived happily ever after. Job had patience, perhaps a better word is longsuffering. But in the end, he was blessed and rewarded greatly by GOD.
So, let’s learn from GOD’s Word how we can make patience part of our lives and enjoy a better quality of life.
First, we must believe all GOD’s promises He makes to us.
John 17.23, Jeremiah 31.3, Deuteronomy 31.6, 8
We must always remember these Words, and believe them.
Yeshua said, in your patience, possess ye your souls. I think Messiah means that when we have patience, we take control of our life rather than letting it spiral out of control into fear, and terror, and worries, and anger and doubt and distress and maybe even sickness and depression. But with patience; but with patience in The LORD, leaning on Him, believing all His promises for us, believing He loves us with an everlasting love, we can enjoy a better life with more joy and happiness in The LORD and with less illness and stress. Maybe no illness and stress.
Let’s start with the promise GOD made to Abram.
Of course Abram would need a child born from him and his wife Sarai to bring forth numerous offspring to make that great nation Israel.
And The LORD promised Abram he would not only have a large number of descendants, but as many as there are stars in the sky.
Here is perhaps the most important lesson to gaining patience in our lives. Believe GOD. Believe every word He speaks, and always obey Him, His Law of Moses and His Commandments.
2 Chronicles 20.14-17, 20, 21-24, 2 Chronicles 17.3-4
Believe in Hebrew is – Ahman – Meaning; Trust Him, Believe Him, Have Confidence in Him, Be Sure in Him, and Certain in GOD’S promises.
What the LORD will do, He will do quickly or not so quickly or it may take some time.
But He will do it.
Believe on Him, Lean on Him and be patient in Him.
Next lesson for patience. Expect and be sure and confident that The LORD will help you. Be certain in your heart that He will deliver and rescue you.
Psalm 37.34, 37, 38-40
Verse 34 Wait in Hebrew is Kahvah meaning; To Expect, Expect God to help you, Believe it, look for His deliverance and know it will come
Exalt – Room – He will Raise you up and you will be happy, you will laugh again, but you musy keep His Way. That is obeying His Law He gave to Moses.
Peace – Shalom – Happiness, health, and Peace.
God loves you. He will never leave you or forsake you, and that will never change.
Gifts – Khar is mah – Gift, deliverance from trouble and danger.
Instant in Prayer – Continually.
Psalm 138.2, 1 John 1.9
Do not lean on your own understanding, which is doubt and fear and doom and gloom, but lean on The LORD and trust in Him.
Understanding – Beenah – Knowledge. Don’t rely on your own knowledge or others to deliver you. That’s the job of the Lord God.
Trust in the Lord.
Pray always and Lean on Him and Stay with Him.
Acknowledge Him – Know what the Lord God wants of you, and do it.
Trust – Bah takh – Hide for Refuge and Shelter and Protection. Be Confident in Him and be sure in Him.
Let patience have her perfect work What does that mean?
Verse 2 Being tested can only be joy when we know we are living a Godly and Holy life in Messiah, obeying Torah, knowing our patience will be broadened because of the test and knowing the LORD GOD will deliver us.
Verse 3 Testing your faith – Accomplishes or produces patience.
Verse 4 Perfect work. What does that mean? Patience is a work, a perfect work. It starts by believing in Messiah, then believing God and His promises to you, remaining obedient to Torah, and expecting His deliverance.
Perfect and entire is Perfect and complete.
Verse 7 As the farmer is patient waiting for his crops to grow, so should we be patient waiting and knowing the LORD GOD will deliver us.
Verse 8 Stablish – Strengthen
Your hearts – Mind, Thoughts.
Believing every Word the LORD GOD speaks.
Keep obeying Torah.
In your patience possess ye your souls.
Again, when we develop patience, we take control of our life, rather than letting our life spiral downward in fear, and gloom and worries and anger and maybe even illness and depression.
But when we have patience, trusting in The LORD, leaning on Him, believing His promises, knowing and believing GOD loves you; there’s joy and happiness, confidence and peace. Our hlep comes from The LORD, because He loves you with an everlasting love.
So, patience is a work. A perfect work. A learning process that must include The LORD your GOD.
– First, you must believe in Messiah Yeshua. It all starts there.
– Always obey GOD, His Law of Mose and His Commandments, always.
– If you sin by breaking The Law, confess your sins and GOD will forgive you.
– Believe and know with a certainty that GOD loves you with an everlasting love, with the same love He has for
– And lean on Him and trust Him with all your confidence, with all your heart.
– Believe all GOD’s wonderful promises for you. Never doubt or question them.
– Wait and expect and know in your heart that The LORD your GOD will deliver you in His time. It may be fast, and
it may not, but know that He will deliver you.
– Do not listen to your doom and gloom thoughts, but trust in The LORD Who delivers you from all your afflictions.
– And always pray. Pray continually.
– And He will exhalt you, and honor you, and save you, and deliver you because The LORD your GOD loves you
with an everlasting love.
Believe His promises
Obey Him and His Law of Moses always
Wait on The LORD and He will deliver you.
Shalom, Ira Weinstein