He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Why should the saints exercise patience
What is the patience of the saints
4 REVELATION 1412
Here is the patience of the saints here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Desire to endure
Desire to persevere
Desire to suffer long
God is in controloutcome
God is our avenger
Suffer with Christ
Servants not Superstars
5 BIBLE EVIDENCE PATIENCE OF THE SAINTS
LUKE 181-3 5-8
And he spake a parable unto them to this end that men ought always to pray and not to faint Saying There was in a city a judge which feared not God neither regarded man And there was a widow in that city and she came unto him saying Avenge me of mine adversary. Yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her lest by her continual coming she weary me. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh shall he find faith on the earth
6 SYMBOLISMS REPRESENTATIONS
Application LUKE 181-3 5-8
The Judge Jesus Christ
ELLEN G. WHITE Christ object lessons Shall Not God Avenge His Own--p.164
2. The adversary Devil
1 PETER 58
Be sober be vigilant because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour
3. The forsaken widow Church or elect of God LUKE 18 7
7 WIDOW/CHURCH NEEDS PATIENCE GREAT TRIBULATION
MATTHEW 24 21-22-24
For then shall be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time no nor ever shall be. But for the elects sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you Lo here is Christ or there believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders insomuch that if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect.
And he doeth great wonders so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men...
8 HOW SOON WILL DELIVERANCE OF THE SAINTS COME
LUKE 211-3 The widows mite 4-9 Tribulation
- Betrayal by parents Family friends
- They will Hate/kill youChrist name
For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit and a wife of youthFor a small moment have I forsaken thee In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
9 ISAIAH 5410
For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed but my kindness shall not depart from thee neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Is this similar to whats going to happen in the end-time
DANIEL 11 12Saints
A time of troublesimilar to Jacobs
Assurance of forgiveness of past sins
Michael will stand up for the Saints
Faith Severely tested
10 PATIENCE OF JOB ADVERSARY
Did Job loose everything he had
Did Job loose his servants children health and his wife
Did Job loose his friends
Did Job cry out to God for justice
Was there a delay Does Job give up
Does Job keep on persisting like the widow
Does God answer Job at the end of his torment
Does God restore or double all his possessions
11 JOBS NINE PS
Position or status
12 WHO WAS JOBS ADVERSARY
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down
Who is leviathan
In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent even leviathan that crooked serpent and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
Did Job give up his patience
13 SAINTS TESTED LIKE JOB THE THREE HEBREW BOYS
Hebrew Boys Golden image
Did Nebuchadnezzar imposed a nationwide law against worshipping the true God
Could God have delivered those three boys before they were thrown into the furnace
Was their faith severely tested
Did these tests and experiences strengthened their faith
14 WAS THERE A DELAY
DANIEL 328--Delay vss. 20-28
Then Nebuchadnezzar spake and said Blessed be the God of Shadrach Meshach and Abednego who hath sent his angel and delivered his servants that trusted in him and have changed the kings word and yielded their bodies that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God.
15 EARTHS COMING CRISIS SAINTS
Who is going to bring on this crisis
The beast Sea his mark and his number
The beast Land or the image to the beast
False prophet (s)
For then shall be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time no nor ever shall be.
Hebrew boys Seven times
Patience of the saints Seven last plagues
16 CANAANITE WOMAN SYMBOL
And behold a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts and cried unto him saying Have mercy on me O Lord thou son of David my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him saying Send her away for she crieth after us. Then came she and worshipped him saying Lord help me. But he answered and said It is not meet to take the childrens bread and cast it to dogs. And she said Truth Lord yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her O woman great is thy faith be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
17 WAS THERE A DELAY IN THE CANAANITES WOMANS REQUEST
Then Jesus answered and said unto her O woman great is thy faith be it unto thee even as thou wilt.
And shall not God avenge his own elect which cry day and night unto him though he bear long with them
PSALMS 221 2
My God my God why hast thou forsaken me O my God I cry in the daytime but thou hearest not and in the night season and am not silent.
18 MY GOD GOD IS SILENT!
MATTHEW 2639 42 44
And he went a little farther and fell on his face and prayed saying O my Father if it be possible let this cup pass from me nevertheless not as I will but as thou wilt. He went away again the second time and prayed saying O my Father if this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it thy will be done. And he left them and went away again and prayed the third time saying the same words.
Eli Eli lama sabachthani My God my God why hast thou forsaken me
19 DID JESUS HAVE FAITH IN HIS FATHER
HEBREWS 57 8
Who in the days of his flesh when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death and was heard in that he feared Though he were a Son yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered...
And behold there was a great earthquake for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it.
20 HOW WILL THE SAINTS OF GOD LEARN PATIENCE
Behold I have refined thee but not with silver I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
But he knoweth the way that I take when he hath tried me I shall come forth as gold.
21 ELLEN G. WHITE THE GREAT CONTROVERSY pp. 618 619 630-631
Jacob was driven almost to despair but he knew that without help from Heaven he must perish. He had sincerely repented of his great sin and he appealed to the mercy of God. He would not be turned from his purpose but held fast the Angel and urged his petition with earnest agonizing cries until he prevailed. As Satan influenced Esau to march against Jacob so he will stir up the wicked to destroy Gods people in the time of trouble. He numbers the world as his subjects but the little company who keep the commandments of God are resisting his supremacy.
As Satan accuses the people of God on account of their sins the Lord permits him to try them to the uttermost. Their confidence in God their faith and firmness will be severely tested. Their faith does not fail because their prayers are not immediately answered. Though suffering the keenest anxiety terror and distress they do not cease their intercessions. Day and night they cry unto God for deliverance. Yet they cease not their earnest intercession. But they must wait yet a little longer. The very delay so painful to them is the best answer to their petitions. As they endeavor to wait trustingly for the Lord to work they are led to exercise faith hope and patience which have been too little exercised during their religious experience. Yet for the elects sake the time of trouble will be shortened.
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