"Endurance" Passages

Do you enjoy a quality compass by which to navigate, one which speaks truthfully?

God’s Word, the Bible, continues to shine forth as trustworthy and reliable.  While
there are many awesome, infallible proofs to consider, we especially devote this site
toward celebrating His faithfulness concerning the making good of His promises to
us in these last days before Jesus Christ’s return.

In this context, consider some of the major counsel on endurance He graciously gives:

Hebrews 10:35-39

“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  For you
have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive
what is promised.  For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not
delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no
pleasure in him
.’  But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of
those who have faith and preserve their souls.”

Hebrews 12:1,2

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay
aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our
faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

II Timothy 2:10-13

“Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain
the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.  The saying is trustworthy, for:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign
with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faith-
ful – for he cannot deny himself.”

James 1:12 & 5:11

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the
test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love
him … Behold, we consider those blessed who remain steadfast.  You have heard
of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the
Lord is compassionate and merciful.”

Matthew 10:22 & 24:13

“… and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake.  But the one who endures to
the end will be saved … But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”  (per-
haps some repetition for the sake of emphasis!)

Romans 2:6-8

“He will render to each one according to his works; to those who by patience in
seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but
for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteous-
ness, there will be wrath and fury.”

Revelation 2:2,3,29 ; 3:10 ; 12:17 ; 13:10 & 14:12

“I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot
bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles
and are not, and found them to be false.  I know you are enduring patiently and
bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary  …  I know your
works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance  …  Because you
have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of
trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth  …
Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war
with the rest of her offspring, on those who hold to the testimony of Jesus  …
If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain
with the sword, with the sword must he be slain.  Here is a call for the
endurance and faith of the saints.  …  Here is a call for the endurance of the
saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.”

The passages above are taken from the English Standard Version – emphases ours.

God has forewarned us about many challenges that will take place in the days prior
to His glorious Son’s return.  In this setting, He clearly asks His people to endure to
the end.  If we maintain His eternal perspective and continue to walk in faithful
devotion to Him, we are safe, no matter what darkness befalls.  Indeed, God is
good to His people in Jesus Christ.

As we conclude this page, here’s and additional word about Endurance Ministries:

Endurance Ministries was incorporated in 2000 in order to help protect the emphasis
of the call God has graciously given to us.  We are a group of followers of Jesus Christ
who have simply decided to devote attention to a few basic but eternally conse-
quential end-time matters.  Our commitment is to

1.  Increase literacy in the Bible concerning His end-time Truths.  It’s what God’s
     Word actually says that’s important.  He has graciously given us crucial counsel.
     We must listen to Him, for eternity is indeed sincerely hanging in the balance.
     This is a major doctrine.  Here’s one of our reoccurring sound-bite questions:

               “If we neglect the passages God has graciously given us for
             the purpose of better discerning the many false teachings that
              are currently being propagated today, will we not be making a
                conscious choice toward casting aside one crucial means
                   He has provided to help us avoid becoming deceived?

2.  Increase in discernment of our culture in light of His end-time Truths.  Today,
     not yesterday, nor tomorrow, but today is actually seeing the fulfilling of some
     of God’s prophetic Truths concerning the days just prior to the return of Jesus
     Christ.  It’s truly amazing what is happening today!  His Word once again de-
     monstrates itself to be trustworthy. 

3.  Increase in “readiness” as our Lord Jesus has commanded His followers.  Time
     and time again His Word tells us to be watchful.  In light of His warning that
     some will depart from the faith in the days of the end, in light of the strong
     deception characteristic of the end of days, in light of God’s requirement that
     we remain true to Him, we devote ourselves to His eternally significant end-
     time Truths.  We thrive only as we walk or abide obediently in Jesus Christ.
     This includes patient endurance through it all. 

Check out some of our other sites which help foster preparedness:

www.endmin.org             www.finaltrumpet.org           www.truthfoundations.com

www.truthmatters.com       www.endmin.com        www.therapturegathering.com