The One Key To Winning
Today we are going to focus on one verse that I will break open prophetically, which will cause you to know the Will of God for every area in your life.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ”Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
We see that Paul starts off this sentence with the word ”therefore”. I want to highlight that it is here where we can clearly see that what he is saying is a command and not a promise.
Paul mentions pre-context about the resurrection of the body. He spoke about receiving rewards, the future resurrection, the degree of our incorruptible body, and then he says “therefore”. What is Paul implying here? He’s saying that everything mentioned before the word “therefore” is dependent on what is to follow.
The word “be” in this portion of scripture is a command. In the Greek, this word means to be steadfast, be immovable, and be abounding. This scripture serves as an encouragement to us to never quit. Great men and woman all have one thing in common - THEY NEVER QUIT. They have persistence, determination and perseverance.
It is vital that you remember that attacks and temptations are seasonal. They, too, shall pass.
When Paul writes the word “be”, his choice of words are quite interesting. He uses a word that literally empowers you to become that which follows. When the Bible says “be holy as I am holy” this is a word of both impartation and empowerment. It literally causes you to become holy.
The word “steadfast” means to be on the way, to be consistent, and to be seated.
The word “immovable” in the Greek is Kinētiós. This is where the term “kinetic energy” comes from in the English language. This word means to be unable to move, but it also means constant movement.
I am going to give you a practical example of what is being implied here. It’s like running a race, but you cannot step outside of your lane. You’ll be moving forward and not sideways. You must run this race by the rules, so that you can win the race against yourself and obtain the prize.
Paul is commanding you to be solid and established while moving forward so that nothing can take you off the path or distract you.
The word “immovable” is actually made up of three words, namely; determination, persistence and perseverance.
To understand these three words, we need to look at 2 Peter 1:5.
2 Peter 1:5 “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge.”
Determination is the inner fortitude of a person’s character. It enables you to remain constant despite outside forces that come at you.
Persistence is the mindset and attitude to not give up.
Perseverance is the marriage of determination and persistence and requires both determination and persistence.
Hebrews 6:10-12 “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
I want to emphasise the word “imitate” in the above scripture. The word imitate is the English translation for the word Mimitos.
This is where we get the word mimicking from. Paul says to Timothy “imitate me as long as I imitate Christ.”
This is one of the most profound keys from the New Testament. I would highly suggest that you get a mentor or spiritual father that you can submit yourself under, and begin to imitate them - as they imitate Christ. This is one of the secrets to flowing in the anointing.
Prideful and rebellious people will tell you that you are idolising man. However, I greatly encourage you to pay them no attention because the result of their judgment will cause them not to receive the anointing. It’s that simple.
Paul is also giving us a profound key to overcome sluggishness and laziness. To overcome this, we need to imitate those who, by faith and patience, inherit the promises.
The last word I want to look at from our original scripture in 1 Corinthians 15:58 is the word “abounding”. The word abounding in this portion of scripture means to, exceed a fixed number of measure, to be left over and above, to be in great abundance.
God is not saying that this is a promise that is coming to you and that we must wait on His timing - no, no, no! He is saying, “I empower you to be abundant, be abounding, be prospering, and furnished and lavishing.”
You need to know that the blessing of God is yours!
May you receive a fresh revelation that God has empowered you and virtually set you up that you may abound in all areas of your life, to excel, to prosper and to have full-sufficiency.