Apostle Kim Moreno

Endurance is the determination to keep moving toward your desired goal despite external challenges and internal weariness. The Bible is replete with incredible examples of endurance and perseverance: Noah building a huge ship over decades as he waited for the fulfillment of God’s promise. Abraham and Sarah living like strangers in the land of promise and waiting a quarter century into old age as they waited for the fulfillment of God’s promised child. Jacob serving his devious uncle, Laban, for many years as he waited for the fulfillment of God’s promises. Joseph languishing in an Egyptian prison as he waited for the fulfillment of God’s promise. Moses leading the recalcitrant Israelites in the wilderness for 40 years as he waited for the fulfillment of God’s promises.   

“Speaking from experience, I will tell you truly: There are times when we will not reach our spiritual goals unless we are stretched in ways others call severe or extreme.” In route to victory, as we are waiting on the promises of God to be fulfilled over our lives. And at times our trials may become severe. Likewise, it is with severe faith—severe or extreme steadfastness—that we inherit the promises of God. We are not wimps; we do not give up. We are soldiers who endure hardship. Even if we are knocked down, defeat is not final; we rise to fight another day! Micah 7:7–8 says, “Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me. Surrender is not an option!