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Follow Through!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 (4:14 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions.

Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Knowing He was about to depart, Yeshua (Jesus) left His disciples with a final command: stay in Jerusalem, and wait…for the promise. Of the thousands who had witnessed His miraculous ministry and heard His amazing teaching, and the hundreds that had actually seen Him after the resurrection, we read in Acts that only 120 stayed and tarried until the promise arrived. But these 120 were steadfast. They waited the full term…

What would have happened if they had left after the 4th day? Or the 6th day? Or the 9th day? They would have missed the promise and the amazing blessing that came with it. But those 120 believers stayed – they stayed and pressed in until the Holy Spirit came!

Do you want the fullness of the Spirit in your life? Continue pressing in. Wait with relentless faith and patience. Perseverance is often the critical factor in receiving the promises of God. Our Lord will fulfill every good promise in His perfect time.

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4 Responses to “Follow Through!”

  1. andrew tsai Says:

    amen for that!! may God continue to bless you guys!! thanks!! im actually lost on my path, but i know God is still there wanting me to find the perfect path that He has for me. so keep it up guys cause your a blessing to us subscribers.:D may God be always with us all. thanks thanks

  2. Larwlt Says:

    We will wait…it is easier to wait with a team of 3 or 4 like-minded believers. But then there is a time when, like Yeshua, we must wait in the wilderness alone. For us; however, we are not truly "alone", He is right there with us to encourage us to press in as He pressed in…to wait as He waited.
    Now we wait with Him…Abba, thank You that we do not need to wait alone. Fill us, fill me to overflowing with Your Spirit. I submit this vessel unto You…and I wait for You.

  3. Sendmarkanemail Says:

    As New Testament believers, when we think of waiting we are fortunate enough to know and understand what we are waiting for (for the most part).  I imagine those 50 long days of waiting until Pentecost would have allowed ample time for doubts and insecurities to settle in as the hours marched slowly forward while they waited for… well, they really had no idea what they were waiting for.  Yet, like Araham of old, they pressed on as commanded without knowing what they were pressing towards – that's an amazing and inspiring testimony of faith in the face of adversity.  It may not be scriptural, but I love what Winston Churchill once said, "If you're going through Hell, keep going."

    Pastor Mark

  4. Trish41684 Says:

    Just think if the thousands had stayed for the promise. Wow. They would all have had the fire of God on them to go and preach.  Our world may have been a different place, even now.

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