Remaining Steadfast

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (NKJV)

Zechariah 4:6

Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty. (KJV)

Romans 8:14

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (KJV)

Hebrews 11:24-27 and 33

  • By faith (at the age of 40), Moses…
  • 40 is a number of stretching, establishing, qualifying and testing
  • Fullness of time, in the natural and in the realm of the spirit, when it was the time for the deliverance of Israel. We are now in the fullness of time for move of God to be birthed through sons and daughters of God.
  • Moses laid aside, renounced in an absolute sense, his alliances with Egypt; placing himself under the authority of God and taking his position of a Hebrew of the tribe of Levi.
  • Moses began his next forty years as he crossed the desert/wilderness towards the land of Midian.

Hebrews 11:25

  • Moses chose to prefer; more, more, more than his place in Egypt to embrace his DNA and place as a son of Abraham. (Hebraic meaning from Strongs and Thayer’s)
  • He traded the pleasures (full possession and enjoyment, and the affection of/towards these things, i.e., power, favor, material things, security, safety…).
  • He chose alignment with God over all else.
  • We do the same thing when we lay everything at His feet, and choose Him, surrendering our lives completely to Him, aligning with His heart and His Word.

Romans 14:23

…all that is not of faith is sin. (Young’s Literal Translation)

…all conduct not based on faith is sinful. (Weymouth Translation)

…anything we do that doesn’t spring from faith is, by definition, sinful. (Passions Translation)

For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever we do without its conviction and approval of God is sinful]. (Amplified, Classic Version)

Hebrews 11:26

  • Moses esteemed, considered, put in the forefront of his mind, and led his life with his steadfast gaze on the reproach, what Jesus endured, as so much greater than the treasures of Egypt. He had respect, i.e., looked away from everything else, intently regarding, fixing his mental gaze onto the reward; the payback, the wages, which would come.

Hebrews 11:27

  • By faith, total confidence, persuasion, anticipation and trust in the heart and eternal plans of God, Moses abandoned everything else, not fearing the wrath of the king of Egypt, but endured; stayed steadfast, strong, firm, and bore/walked out the call on his life as/in the same manner as Jesus.
  • Moses was seeing Jesus in eternity, slain before the foundation of the earth, raised from the grave in resurrection power.
  • Moses knew prophetically, in the spirit, Jesus as the coming passover lamb, who would be the final deliverer.
  • Moses knew the deliverance now was a shadow of the coming, yet Israel needed to be delivered from their present bondage for Messiah to come forth.
  • Mose stayed faithful, he remained steadfast because he saw what was coming, he saw Jesus, He who was invisible to the naked eye, but seen by Moses in the realm of eternity, by Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 11:33

  • Those walking in faith subdued, struggled against, contended for victory, brought into subjection kingdoms (first in the spirit realm) and then ruling, governing, with righteous governmental authority, obtaining the promises. Holy Spirit came upon (lit or hit upon [Thayer’s]), announcing, declaring, proclaiming, activating God’s voice in the earth, which in turn blocks, silences, stops, puts to silence, stopping the mouth/language of the kingdom of darkness.