From the preceding posts, we now know that the Reason of God’s Blessing is based upon His Plan, His Purpose, and His Performance in your life.
The Result will be your surrender to Him as Sovereign Master and Lord, as your Authority; a submission of your entire being to His Word and His Will. This submission takes place in your spirit.
Then comes your obedience to His Word of Command. You do not look to the left or to the right; but you keep your eyes on Christ. You do not allow the surroundings of the Path to deter your obedience. You walk by Faith (or by Christ – in His Perception, in His Person, and in His Power) (Galatians 2:20).
In this path of obedience, you yield your members daily to Righteousness and Holiness, and you walk therein. Your keep your eyes on Christ at all costs, pray, and study His Guide Book (your Road Map), the Bible, for all your instruction.
Then lastly, you endeavor to endure in the above – surrender, submission, and obedience. To endure, you must lean upon God’s direction (Proverbs 3:5-6); you must be filled with His Spirit (Ephesians 5:18); you must desire to know Him (Philippians 4:7-14).
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
“Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” (Philippians 4:9)
“But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.” (Philippians 4:10)
“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)
“I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” (Philippians 4:12)
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)
“Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.” (Philippians 4:14)
You must count the cost (Luke 14:26-33). And you must know that without His Strength (Philippians 4:13); and His Supply (Philippians 4:19); which is His Protection, His Provision, His Power, His Sufficiency, His Love, His Grace, His Mercy, His Compassion, His Mind – that you will fail. But with Him – nothing, no nothing – can overcome you. For you know that you are in Him and He is in you (Galatians 2:20; Romans 5:10, 17). For you know that nothing can separate you from His Love (Romans 8:29-39).
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.” (Romans 8:33)
“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” (Romans 8:34)
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:35)
“As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” (Romans 8:36)
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,” (Romans 8:38)
“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39)
To endure, you must follow Joshua’s recipe for success (Joshua 1:3-8). Then you must Prepare (Joshua 1:11); and then you must Perform (Joshua 3:13-17). You must obey; that is, place your feet into the water, as they did in the Jordan River, and walk by faith, and see the waters part.
To endure, you must be a “doer” of the Word of God. You must walk in the Spirit, be led of the Spirit, and live in the Spirit. In Christ ye shall endure, and in Him alone.