Dear Friends & Partners,

It’s not about where you are going, it’s about who you are when you get there! God loves you so much that He is doing a work in you so that you will be fully prepared for the position that He has called you to. Don’t forget for one minute that you are in a fight – so, you have to stand up and fight back! This is war – you are in a spiritual battle. Don’t give in and quit. Winners never quit and quitters never win! We fight back by having our FULL armor on everyday. We fight back by staying in the presence of the Lord. We fight back by meditating on the Word. We fight back by speaking the Word, praying the Word, and by doing the Word. Don’t shrink back, stand up and fight because the battle has already been won and you are on the winning side!

James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Perseverance is a MUST! Too many people quit just before their breakthrough. Perseverance does a work in us; a work that is a MUST. A work that is necessary. It’s all a set up from the Lord. Yes, the Lord tests our faith! He allows situations and circumstances to test us. We must have NOW faith. Not later faith; faith that is in full swing later, after we see our vision come to pass or after we see our miracle manifested. We need NOW faith. NOW faith means at any given time including the presence moment!

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

You shouldn’t have to see things manifesting in the natural realm in order for you to walk in faith. If things are happening in the natural realm, then you don’t need faith at all. But it’s when you don’t see anything at all, it’s when it looks impossible in the natural, but you are still filled with hope that God has the power to do what He said He was going to do. Now that’s NOW faith!

God will test your NOW faith in order to fully develop your perseverance. Perseverance does a vital work in us while we wait on God’s fulfillment of His promises and of the dream and vision He placed in our hearts. We need to persevere with excellence! We need to persevere with tenacity, with joy, and with contentment. During the “death” season of your vision, you can get impatient and you can get board if you are a visionary who likes to “get things done.” You can even try to help God out if you don’t stay in the Spirit. BUT DON’T! Stay focused.

Don’t lose hope! Keep hoping, keep speaking it, keep asking, seeking, and knocking! We must persevere in faith. It may look like you are going backward, but you are really going forward. No one gets to their palace until they are mature and complete. God is really positioning you for greatness, so stay focused. Don’t quit, stand up and fight the good fight of faith. Just up ahead is your palace position and God is just getting you ready to be a part of His palace personnel!