Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, stand, stand firm. Ephesians 6:13.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Your victory lies in consistency. Consistency leads to persistence, and to constancy. Consistent means behaving or acting the same way or doing something the same way over time and refusing to step out of that way. Persistence means continuing to do something despite difficulties and challenges. Constancy is the quality of being faithful and dependable, of being unchanging and unwavering, as in purpose, love, or loyalty. It is steadfastness in purpose and affection. You could call constancy “faithfulness.”
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4.
I tell you that a double minded man cannot receive from Me, not that I do not want to give good things and perfect gifts, answers, and help to all, but without consistent faith, persistent faith, and constancy you cannot receive and hold on to your victory. Even if the double minded receives the answer he is seeking, such as healing or provision, he will not be able to keep it at the first attack when the devil tries to take it away from him. And he will. Even with Jesus, though Jesus had won the first round, the devil awaited another opportunity.
When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time. Luke 4:13.
He watches and waits for a time you when you are more vulnerable. And that is why he continues to seek opportunities to put sickness, storms, trials, and roadblocks in your way. He is simply trying to wear you down so you will give up and give in. And that is when your consistency that you walk in is most valuable. Practice consistency at all times and you will be persistent in trial and constant in faithfulness and love for Me.
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:10-11.
When you have done everything, just keep standing on My Word and when the dust settles, you win.
Be consistent in faith both in good times and in trying times, do not make your consistency dependent on everything being perfect in your life. If that is the case, you will bear no harvest. My Son warned you about this in the first parable He told in His public ministry. And He warned you that if you do not understand this first parable, you will not be able to understand more advanced topics. And that parable shows you what the devil is after in all the tactics he uses, only one thing for from it flows your consistency, your persistence, and your constancy, and that oe thing is My Word, the incorruptible, imperishable seed of My Word.
My Son, in that parable, talked about the thorns that come up and choke off the Word that He has sown into your heart. “And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Mark 4:18-19. After Adam and Eve sinned by letting the devil steal My Word from them, thorns grew up out of the ground where there had been none before, making cultivating the soil toilsome labor. Genesis 3:18.
Things coming against you should not surprise you because you know that you have an adversary and he is not flesh and blood, though he operates in the flesh arena, but he is a spirit being. Adam gave authority to him to be on the earth but when you have receive Jesus as Lord, he no longer has any authority over you for you have a different Spirit in you than you did before you received Jesus as Lord.
Jesus described the devil for you so you would be aware of his tactics. He is the thief that comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, a murderer from the beginning and a liar and the father of lies.
Anything he tells you is a lie because he knows that if you stand on the truth of the Word you have the ability to resist him and make him flee from you. He knows then, like Jesus, you can undo his works in your own life and the lives of others. Understand this about him and it will make your life a lot simpler. Your life complicates, as the lives of Adam and Eve and their children did, when you have conversation with the devil. Jesus simply answered the devil and his demons with My Word and cast him out. NO conversations. Consistent and constant.
And if the devil steps up the heat in an attempt to make you boil over with anger, offense, jealousy, or lust, or to make your boat toss on a stormy sea of attacks of pain, illness, worries, cares, and the like, so that, like the disciples in the boat with Jesus, you panic that you are perishing, that is when persistence comes in as well as constancy, but it all starts with consistency.
I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1.
That is consistency and if you will persist in praise that is constancy and nothing can take you down. Praise keeps you standing in the face of an attack and confuses and knocks the devil and his ranks down so they begin attacking one another, like the enemies of Jehoshaphat when they praised Me in song as they approached the enemy camp.
Never draw back and never give up the confession of My Word in your mouth. I am your refuge and your fortress; My Name is a strong tower where the righteous run and are lifted inaccessibly high. Snakes die in high altitudes so keep your mind above where I have seated you with Christ.
When you hear reports of earthquakes, famine, plagues, and the like do not fear or draw back—hold your heads high for it means the time is near for My Son’s return to catch you up with Him in the clouds and begin the process of taking back and renewing the earth to what it was before but much better for it shall be joined as one with My Kingdom and I won’t just visit in the breezy time of the day but I will dwell with you and you shall be My people and I shall be your God. And wonders will never cease. I am always doing something new, especially for you.
Eternity speaks of consistency. Eternal day is a never ending flow of grace, which is My life flowing into you, filling you, overflowing to works of beauty and glory.
You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. You shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me. Exodus 28:2-3.
Aaron, the brother of Moses, was delegated by Me to be the High Priest to minister in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle of Moses. It was a shadow and type of Jesus who is now your High Priest forever. And when you are baptized into Christ, you clothe yourself in Christ, Galatians 3:27, in garments of beauty and glory, consecrating you that you may minister unto Me as a royal priesthood. My Son has released you from your sins by His blood and made you a kingdom, priests unto Me. Revelation 1:5-6. I make you beautiful with Salvation. Psalm 149:4. And I put a two-edged Sword in your hand, Psalm 149:6, in the hand of your tongue.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand. Psalm 149:6.
For My Word is living and working, sharper than a two-edged sword. And it is part of My armor that I give to you to put on. Just as you clothe yourself in Christ when you are baptized into Him,
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts, Romans 13:14, so too, you must put on My armor to be consistent, persistent and constant.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God with all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit. Ephesians 6:10-18.
If you consider the armor, you will see it is all about being clothed in My Word. Girded with truth to respond is My Word, for My Word is truth and My Word sanctifies you and sets you apart as consecrated unto Me. The breastplate of righteousness belongs to those who have believed in My Word of righteousness, i.e., that Jesus took all your sins on Himself and became sin for you before Me and gave you His righteousness, which is My righteousness, in exchange.
“In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Isaiah 54:14-15.
Your feet shod with the gospel of peace, is My Word about Jesus, who made peace by the Blood of His Cross, the good news of your salvation.
And in all you take up he shield of faith, and faith comes by hearing and hearing My Word concerning Christ. Romans 10:17. The helmet of salvation is also being encased in My Word, the anointed mind of Christ, My Word made flesh and your salvation. And of course, the Sword of the Spirit is My Word in your mouth, the two-edged (two mouthed) sword that is living and working.
And in these latter days of signs and wonders as the Word is preached to all nations so the end can come, what persons you should be! You must enter My rest by being consistent in faith in My Word. And how do you do that? You put your attention on My Word, not just when something threatening to you happens but constantly. Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1.
Many are consistent and persistent for a time but then fall back if they do not see the results they want. But it is by faith and patience with diligence that you inherit My promises. Noah was consistent for a period of one hundred years as he built the ark, but his persistence was well worth it for him, his family, and the entire human race. You never know how far reaching and how dependent My plan is upon your consistency, persistence, and constancy.
Again, it is like the first parable My Son delivered to you of the Word as see sown into your heart by My Son (My light shed abroad in your hearts). Only the ones that no trial, persecution, anxieties, lusts, or any other distraction or trial could cause to waiver off the Word had the harvest. And even the level of the harvest is determined by the level of the consistency, persistence, and constancy you walk in. Guard your heart and mouth and go for the hundredfold. Which is My perfect will for your life.
I love you. I am consistent, persistent, and constant. I am faithful and true. Imitate Me as My dear children and you will have a blessed and happy life that nothing and no one can steal from you.