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The Resurrection was required for eternal life
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The greatest victory in life is the victory over self
(Preached some of this Wednesday night at Faith) There are many verses which admonish Believers in the area of weariness, including my text which is Gal. 6:9 which states, "And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Hebrews 12:1-3 brings up the subject with instructions and then states, "lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." 2 Thess. 3:13 tells us, "But ye brethren, be not weary in well-doing." In Rev. 2:3 Jesus commended the Church at Ephesus for labouring and not fainting. In Galatians 6:9 there are two major things that hinge on not becoming weary spiritually and fainting. Those two things go hand in hand and are partners in a balanced and blessed life. The first is our well doing and the second is our reaping in due season. The importance of these cannot be underestimated. Our part is the well doing and God's part is the reaping in due season. 1 Thess. 4:1 connects our pleasing God to our abounding more and more. Colossians 1:9-11 enforces the point by telling us that our walking "worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing" will result in "being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God" as well as being "Strengthened with all might." v11 We as believers are never more happy, never more strong, and never more fruitful than we are when we are walking "worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing." Those who want to please God as well as make sure their life counts for His glory, must not be weary in well doing or faint in times of weakness. Those who do allow themselves to become weary and faint miss out on the harvest of God's blessing "in due season." During times of weariness and Spiritual fainting, saints lose testimony, lose opportunity, lose influence, and lose heart. Even more serious than these, many lose homes, children, health, wealth and even life. Let me give some Spiritual measures that guard us against weariness:
- Meet the challenges of life with faith in the Lord. Phil. 4:13
- Make the corrections needed to strengthen your commitment to God.
Make all changes necessary to conform to God's Word. Col. 1:9-11
- Mark a straight course that pleases God. Heb. 12:13
- Be sure to communicate with the Lord daily in Prayer. 1 Thess. 5:17
- Never allow a critical spirit to be rooted in your life. Heb.12:12-15
- Stay out of personal conflicts by walking in the Spirit. James 3:13-18
- Avoid close fellowship with negative, divisive people. Rom.16:17
Psalm 27:13, "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."