ENDURE, PERSEVERE, PERSIST

ENDURE:

to remain firm under suffering or misfortune without yielding

PERSEVERE:

to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement

PERSIST:

to remain unchanged or fixed in a specified character, condition, or position

(definitions from Merriam Webster)

You have advanced into enemy territory, but have come to the place that you are at a “stand still”. This is not a position of weakness, but of strength and resolve.  Do not be troubled or impatient regardless of your difficulty or suffering of the present time for the Lord is bringing you through the rest. Set your face like flint and stand firm holding your ground. Trust in the Lord and the power of His might to complete the thing.  You shall come forth triumphantly giving all the glory to the Lord.

Ephesians 6:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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