#IYAC2016 Unveiling the Characteristics of Endtime Rescue Agents: Engaging the Law of Persistence for Advancement by Pst Abraham John-Oze

Pastor Abraham John-Oze

There are three levels of empowerment:

  1. To start
  2. To continue
  3. To finish

Luke 18:1-7 there is a need for us to remain persistent if we want to get what we desire. We must make up our mind to persist if we want to get what God has reserved for us. 2 Kings 2:1-2. Winners don’t quit and quitters don’t win.

  • Phillipians 3:14 what it takes for you to win the battle is in you; God has deposited it in you and He is backing you. The things that you see as stumbling blocks are just stepping stones. If you want to be persistent you need to be like a statue; remain constant despite situations that prevail. Every opposition you see, speak against it so that it can become a testimony for you.

What is Persistence?

  • It is the quality of trying to achieve a particular aim despite difficulties. It may be difficult but it is possible.
  • It is refusing to say no to failure when success seems not to be in view; saying no to failure. Ensure that you keep moving, don’t allow anything keep in one spot. Trying one more time is the law of persistent.
  • It is chosing not to give up when all hope seems lost. 
  • It is showing determination to hit one’s target despite difficulties.
  • It is the ability to endure to the end, Mark 13:13. Persistent people endure pains and challenges.
  • It is the ability to maintain the pursuit of your target even when your strength has failed, Judges 8:4

How to Recognize Persostent People

  • They are ever joyful, Isaiah 12:3
  • They are ever hopeful, Romans 4:18, Romans 5:5. If you hold on to your hope you will not be put to shame.
  • They are always innovative. They are always optimistic, Mark 2:3. They are always looking for ways to make things bigger.

Catalyst of Persistence

Vision. Your vision one thing that will keep you moving, Hebrews 12:2. There are destinies tied to your vision and if you don’t pursue that vision there are people who would remain misrable.

Benefits of Persistence

  • Secure your place in destiny
  • Gives you an idenity
  • Secures your throne for you. Deuteronomy 2:24

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