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February 2017



This is the Ninth message of a series on the topic of “FAITH” from the book of James. This month’s message is “Faith Endures Awaiting Christ’s Return”. This is the day, the time and the hour to hear and receive the very Word of God and believe it and stand upon the Word of God. Are you AWAITING CHRIST’S RETURN?

As you read the following inspired scriptures written by Paul the Apostle in the Book of James referring to Faith Endures Awaiting Christ’s Return ; “WILL WE OPEN OUR EARS TO HEAR WHAT SAYS THE WORD OF GOD?”  “OR WILL WE CHOSE TO KEEP OUR EARS AND HEARTS CLOSED TO GOD” IT’S YOUR CHOICE.


Faith Endures Awaiting Christ’s Return

Faith waits patiently for the coming of the Lord: James 5:7-12

“Through trouble and trail it stifles complaining”.

James 5:7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Be patient)

Romans 2:7  To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 15:4  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Romans 15:5  Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:


James 5:8  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Cross Reference Scriptures to (Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts:)

Psalm 37:7  Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 40:1  I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 40:2  He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

Psalm 40:3  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

Romans 8:25  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.


James 5:9  a Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Grudge not)

James 4:11  Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

2Corithians 9:7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

1Peter 4:9  Use hospitality one to another without grudging.


James 5:10  a Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of b patience.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord,)

Matthew 5:12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so

Persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b patience)

Hebrew 10:36  For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.


James 5:11  Behold,a we count them happy which  b endure. Ye have heard of c the patience of Job, and have seen d the end of the Lord; that e the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a we count them happy which)

Psa 94:12  Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b endure)

James 1:12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (c the patience of Job,)

Job 1:21  And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job 1:22  In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

Job 2:10  But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (d the end of the Lord;)

Job 42:10  And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (e the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.)

Numbers 14:16  Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.


James 5:12  But above all things, my brethren, a swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath:   )

Matthew 5:34  But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

Matthew 5:35  Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

Matthew 5:36  Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:37  But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.



Our choices and decisions on receiving God's Word are very important to each one of us.  We must learn to put our Faith and Trust in God and His Word the Holy Bible. Will you take this day, time and this very hour to make your choice and or decision? Will you receive God and His Word “AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO HIS KINGDOM”? Below is a prayer to receive Jesus Christ and start a relationship of eternal life with Him.


 Prayer to Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior:

Heavenly Father,
I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and believe He died on the cross and rose on the third day. I ask you to come into my heart. I ask you now to wash me and cleanse me. I give you my spirit, soul and body.  I will with your help follow you all the days of my life. I thank you for writing my name in the Lambs Book of life.
Thank you Father, In Jesus Name, Amen



It is our prayer that this message of  “Faith Endures Awaiting Christ’s Return” has brought hope and help to your life and that you will totally give all of your spirit, your soul and your body to Jesus Christ and be a mighty witness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To go forth with what God has called you to do with Him.

May God's riches blessings and His love be poured out on your life daily in Jesus Name?

In His Love and His Service,

William & Susan


Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Bible.