"So do not throw away your
confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so
that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has
[Heb. 10:35-36 NIV]
• How do I Obtain Divine Healing?
• How Do I Obtain Supernatural Provision?
• What Does the Bible Mean When it Says "You Need to persevere"?
• What is Required of Me to Obtain the Promised Blessings of God?
• What Does Scripture Mean When it Says That I Need to persevere?
Most people mistakenly think that simply believing the
Word of God is true is enough to obtain the promised blessings, however
the Bible teaches otherwise. According to the Bible; simply believing
is not enough because "even the devils believe and they tremble":
Careful study of Scripture teaches us that in addition to our
believing the Word of God, we must also act
upon and speak what we believe if we are to see the blessings manifested.
This is called FAITH.
Yet, scripture also
teaches us that there is ONE MORE element that must be added to our
faith if we are to overcome present circumstances and obtain the
promise: "Patience" or what the Scripture defines as "Perseverance"!
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"Cast not away therefore your confidence,
which hath great recompence (promise) of reward. For you have need of
patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might
receive the promise. [Heb 10:35-36 KJV]
Patience (Perseverance) is Required:
Did you notice from the above scripture that according to the
Word of God, AFTER we do the Word of God there is one MORE thing that is
needed BEFORE we can actually obtain the promised
According to the above scripture; patience is needed in order to
see the manifestation of the blessing. If this is true, then it explains
why so many of God's people never obtain the blessings,
and it also indicates to us that it is to our benefit to gain a better
understanding of this passage if we are ever to walk in the promises of
For you have need of patience,
that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the
promise. [Heb 10:36 KJV]
• "You need to persevere so that
when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has
promised." [Heb 10:36 NIV]
• "For you have need of steadfast endurance,
so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus
receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised."
[Heb 10:36 AMP]
Notice in the above translations that the word used to describe what is
needed can is rendered three ways:
• Steadfast Endurance
For more understanding we can also look at a similar passage found in
• "That ye be not slothful, but followers of them
who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
Notice again that it is not just faith that causes the promises
to be obtained, but faith AND patience. There's that word again!
To better understand this passage, we must understand the definition of
the original word used in the text found in Hebrews 6:12. The word used
in the original text is "makrothumia". This is a compound word (a
word that combines two words together). When rendered correctly the
resulting meaning is "Fierce-Longness".
Think about this for a moment: What does the word "fierce" mean? Among
other definitions the dictionary defines "fierce" as:
• Eager to fight for and use all of one's power
• Ready to use violent force to obtain by any means
The word "longness" is self-explanatory: It means "to be willing to
take as much time as necessary no matter how long to achieve the
Now that we have a better understanding of this, let's look at both the
Greek and the English definitions of the word used in both
passages and translated as "patience".
• Patience: to be willing to take as much time as necessary no
matter how long to achieve the objective
• Perseverance: the quality that allows someone to continue
trying to do something even though it is difficult
• Steadfast Endurance: the ability to do something difficult for
a long time
• Fierce-Longness: Eager to fight for and use all of one's power
and ready to use violent force to obtain by any means - to be willing to
take as much time as necessary no matter how long to achieve the
It Takes Faith AND Patience (Fierce-Longness):
"You need to persevere so that when
you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
[Heb 10:36 NIV]
Now look again at the passage and notice that MORE than just faith is
needed. Notice also that perseverance (fierce-Longness) is not just
mentioned as something that we can do without - but rather it is NEEDED:
The word "need" means "to require".
If the Scripture tells us that perseverance or fierce-longness is
needed - then we can be sure that in order for us to obtain
the promised blessing that is mentioned than we cannot obtain it
without it! We NEED perseverance (fierce-Longness).
This being the case - let's look at the passage again, but this time
let's use the FULL definition of the words so that we can get a full
understanding of exactly what the Scripture is trying to impart to us:
"You need (it is required of you)
to persevere (have fierce-longness), to be willing to take as
much time as necessary no matter how long it takes to achieve the
objective, to continue trying to do what is required even though it is
difficult, and to be eager to fight for and use all of your power and
ready to use violent force to obtain by any means - so that when you
have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
God Has Made Us A Promise:
Our Heavenly Father has given us His Word, that if we will use our
faith, and have the patience perseverance, steadfast endurance, and
fierce-longness that we is required of us - then we WILL obtain the
promised blessing: Health, healing, deliverance, provision, safety,
soundness, and any other promise granted the Church in Scripture.
I encourage you brothers and sisters, do as the Word says: "So do not
throw away your confidence (or trust in the God's promises); it will be
richly rewarded. (But) You need to persevere so
that when you have done the will of God,
you will receive what he has promised." [Heb 10:35-36]
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