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Obedience, Sacrifice, Diligence, Patience, Perseverance

A teaching by George E Markakis, Pastor
Shalom Apostolic Ministries, Athens Hellas (Greece)

On Sunday, March 5, 2023, the Lord woke me up very early in the night and called me to the Prayer Room; I was there by 3am, where He spoke to me these concepts which are important for the work of ministry so that there may be good fruit; also, so that we may conquer God’s promises for our lives.

When He spoke those words, it was in the specific context of my life and ministry; more specifically also related to this particular moment in time that we are transitioning to a new phase.

In preparation for this brief sharing, I took the opportunity to do a little teaching by referring to some scriptures that show us what the Bible says about these concepts.


Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “LORD, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

2 Thessalonians 1:7 and to [give] you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.


Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


2 Peter 1:5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, [you will be] neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Luke 21:19 By your patience possess your souls.

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have [its] perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.


Ephesians 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

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