1. ABIDING CONFIDENCE is certainty of TRUST in God’s PROMISE, “And this is the PROMISE that he hath PROMISED us, even ETERNAL LIFE” [1 John 2:25] CONFIDENCE is evidence of FAITH, in HOPE of REWARD of God’s PROMISE, “But WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM for he that COMETH to God must BELIEVE THAT HE IS, and that HE IS A REWARDER of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM” [Hebrews 11:6] God is not “PLEASED” with those who profess FAITH for a season only to waver and lose CONFIDENCE in Him when things go awry, as it is today, “… DISTRESS OF NATIONS, with PERPELIXITY; the sea and the waves roaring; MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN” [Luke 21:25-26] As foretold, worse instabilities are ahead and every man’s CONFIDENCE shall be tested by unprecedented DECEPTION, “For there shall arise FALSE CHRISTS, and FALSE PROPHETS, and shall shew great SIGNS and WONDERS; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, they shall DECEIVE the VERY ELECT” [Matthew 24:24] Jesus did not say Christians would not be DECEIVED but the ELECT, fully persuaded in ABIDING CONFIDENCE, “… STRONG IN FAITH, giving glory to God; And being FULLY PERSUADED, what he had PROMISED, HE WAS ABLE ALSO TO PERFORM” [Romans 4:20-21]

2. ABIDING CONFIDENCE is secured on GOD’S PERSONAL IDENTITY [God’s Personal Identity @ www.voiceoflasttrumpets.com] When God called Moses to lead Israel out of Egypt, he wisely requested for God’s PERSONAL IDENTITY, “… and they shall say to me, WHAT IS HIS NAME? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM HATH SENT ME unto you” [Exodus 3:13-14] I AM THAT I AM is not a proper name and the NAME of God is not God, as revealed to Paul, “And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I AM JESUS whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks” [Acts 9:5] Paul and the Apostles built their CONFIDENCE on GOD’S PERSONAL IDENTITY, so should you and “Beware lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and VAIN DECEIT, after the TRADITION of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For IN HIM DWELLETH all the FULNESS of the GODHEAD bodily” [Colossians 2:8-9] The revelation of GOD’S IDENTITY is the ROCK of ABIDING CONFIDENCE, a MYSTERY; no man can have it by cogitation, God unveils Himself to those who seek Him, “… for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. … and UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH; and the GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL against it’ [Matthew 16:17-18] Accept Jesus Christ as God and Saviour and be established in ABIDING CONFIDENCE

3. ABIDING CONFIDENCE is as gold that has been tried in fire; our profession of FAITH is the gold to be TRIED, “That the TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be TRIED WITH FIRE, might be found unto PRAISE and HONOUR and GLORY at the APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST” [1 Peter 1:7] As the world lurches from climate change to pandemic and the economy spins out of control, it is increasingly expedient of SAINTS to turn to WISDOM of God for ABIDING CONFIDENCE, “For WISDOM IS A DEFENCE, and MONEY IS A DEFENCE: but the excellency of KNOWLEDGE is, that WISDOM GIVETH LIFE to them that have it” [Ecclesiastics 7:12] MONEY summarizes the strength of man and WISDOM, the EXCELLENCY of God to establish and give EVERLASTING LIFE to those who faint not in CONFIDENCE in days of adversity. WISDOM of God is as a threefold cord that is not quickly broken [Ecclesiastes 4:1] One, STUDY to know the WILL of God from Scriptures, when afflictions arise you will be approved, “STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” [2 Timothy 2:15] Be diligent in pursuit of UNDERSTANDING, lining up events with PROPHECY to be established in PRESENT TRUTH, “Through thy precepts I get UNDERSTANDING: therefore I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY. Thy WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, and a light unto my path” [Psalms 119:104-105] Our defense of WISDOM is in walking in God’s revealed WILL, fully persuaded “… that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” [Romans 8:28]

4. ABIDING CONFIDENCE is settled in PAT3IENCE, “For ye have need of PATIENCE, that, after ye have done the WILL OF GOD, ye might RECEIVE THE PROMISE” [Hebrews 10:36] PATIENCE is impeccable proof of ABIDING CONFIDENCE in God; having done what is required of us, we wait for His appearance to receive the PROMISE, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” [Matthew 24:36] While we WAIT not knowing the DAY or HOUR, our CONFIDENCE in Him is strengthened in PATIENCE, But let PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” [James 1:4] Likewise our, PATIENCE is nourished by HOPE in the FEAST of ETERNAL LIFE awaiting us at His appearance, “… EYE HATH NOT SEEN, nor EAR HEARD, neither have entered into the HEART OF MAN, the things which God HATH PREPARED for them that love him” [1 Corinthians 2:9] Beloved, as the days go by, let nothing take away your CONFIDENCE in Him; if any has suffered loss of CONFIDENCE, let him return to the LORD, “For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In RETURNING and REST shall ye be SAVED; in QUITENESS and in CONFIDENCE SHALL BE YOUR STRENGTH: and ye would not” [Isaiah 30:15] We are SAVED by FAITH in Jesus Christ, we shall TRANSLATED to be with Him from plateau of ABIDING CONFIDENCE, “… Nevertheless when the SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH on the earth?” [Luke 18:8]

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