Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Enduring James 5:7-8 and Rev 2-3

7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. 8You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.
(italics added)
Be patient in suffering.  Until when?  Until the Lord's coming
Be patient and stand firm.  Why?  Because the Lord's coming is near.
The valuable crop to wait for is the coming of the Lord!
What perspective do we have on life's "sufferings" which can hardly be categorized as sufferings.
Is our perspective to be patient in view of eternity?

Look at eternity for those who endure from Rev 2-3

To Those Who Overcome
I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.
I will give some of the hidden manna.
I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it,
known only to him who receives it.

I will give authority over the nations
I will also give him the morning star.
He will be dressed in white.
I will never blot out his name from the book of life,
but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.
I will make a pillar in the temple of my God.
Never again will he leave it.
I will write on him the name of my God
I will write on him the name of the city of my God,
I will also write on him my new name.
I will give the right to sit with me on my throne,

Patient Endurance.

a white stone with new name
a new name given to me by Him

Endure to the End

Come Lord Jesus.


  1. oh me oh my. I'm so excited about the new name... we've been talking about that lately here too. Bria yesterday was dreaming about it, "I wonder if in heaven anyone will even know I used to be BRIA... Mom, what do you think my new name will be?" :) can't wait. a name SO especially mine. given by God. it almost hurts to have to wait for it.

    i just stopped by super quick to see... and lo and behold you wrote something today!! I hope you didn't pressure yourself just for little ol' me... but I surely am glad regardless ;)

  2. just wanted to add a quick Hip-Hip Hooray! for the new post! ;)



  3. you are hilarious!... no pressure, but gentle prodding... love it!


  4. I just want you to know that my favorite thing about your blog is how all your posts are centered so that it is one LONG skinny column all the way down the page... ;)

    thinking about you today. when's a good time to catch up?


  5. Amy,
    missed that time of catching up... home throughout the week usually, but... just try me some time. Would love it. I will try to call you sometime too...

    Now I am going to always post so everything is wide and wordy :)