[anzac] BE PATIENT for YOUR ISAAC

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:12:09 +1200
BE PATIENT for ISAAC
OR SUFFER your ISHMAEL

-by Russell Durose


The promises of the Lord have a certain longevity that tries 
anyone's patience. 

The Lord gave me this Word just now, as I have just walked in the 
door from a very full day, of challenges and grace challenges that 
come with discipling a life in a troublesome life. The Lord is calling 
us to wait for Isaac. Are you willing? Or are you wanting to 
produce what is easy and natural? You see when our patience 
level reaches a breaking point, we must at that point quieten
ourselves, then hold ourselves, until we dominate our flesh. It is 
here where our battles lie...the impatience of our humanity abort 
many divine processes. 

Between the promise of Isaac and his birth, I estimate that 25 
years went by. But in between there was a great temptation that 
came and manifested itself. The answer which was of divine 
promised is polluted by a deceitful thought you must collaborate 
with God...YOU MUST MAKE THAT FIRST MOVE, YOU MUST 
DO SOMETHING...this was the greatest error ever made, and 
today we live with its costly consequences. 

Rather, let us compare for a moment two women...Sarah and 
Hannah...Sarah was the initiator of impatience...Hannah was the 
sufferer for the cause of the promise. For Hannah, the shame and 
the plaguing of that which was natural, but closed to her, for a 
season, yet she continued on until she surrendered herself, and 
God granted her desire. But her wait for the seed promised, took 
prayers, crying, fastings, torture, yet the benefits are felt today...
because Samuel brought in the reign of Saul, through anointing, 
and then David through anointing. 

Let us transport this to your ministry dream...are you willing to 
wait for your Isaac? Or will you "help God out?" Ishmael spells 
trouble and strife. He mocks the promise of God...He wars against 
it. I am certain that in our churches there are so called Ishmaels, 
who were never truly born again, but go through the religious 
motions. Yet they cause so much strife. This strife even creates 
wars, between tribes, creates states and divides worlds. So what 
does it cost - our impatience? It can cost our very life. 

~SOURCE:  www.prayer-revival-initiative.com