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  • Writer's picture DaRhon Conner, D.R.E.

You Want to be Made Whole? Trials pt. II

“4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:4 King James Version).

The Greek word for perfect as it is used above means, brought to its end, finished, wanting nothing necessary to completion, consummate human integrity and virtue, full grown and mature. The Greek word for entire means complete in every part, whole, nothing missing or lacking, no blemishes or defects, free from sin and faultless.

So, the verse can read, “But let patience have her finishing work, her completing work, her maturing work, so that ye may be complete, whole, nothing missing nothing lacking, mature, full, a finished work.”

So, you want to be made whole? Remember from our last lesson where patience comes from...trials. “2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” (James 1:2-3 KJV). “3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience.” (Romans 5:3 KJV).

Once the patience has been birthed in us through the trials, it then begins to go to work on us. Patience is not just there so that we can endure. It is not just there so that we can calmly wait for our deliverance and the answer to our prayer. It is not just there to help facilitate the subduing of our flesh, and the dominion of the Holy Spirit in us. Patience also transforms us. It goes to work on us, and with our permission it creates a masterpiece, a finished work.

The verse says that once patience is done with us we won’t want for anything. That sounds like provision (Matthew 6:11). That sounds like abundance (John 10:10). That sounds like we won’t compromise ourselves for anything or anyone that we believe we need. Once perfected, we won’t “need” anything. We will have moved into a space of yielding ourselves to GOD and allowing HIM to provide for all of our needs (Psalm 37:4). We will have entered into a place of seeking GOD’s kingdom and HIS righteousness, and we will find all of our needs met there (Matthew 6:33).

This place of maturity, this place of wholeness, completeness, soundness; again, it only comes from patience which only comes from trials. So, we thank GOD for a new outlook on hard times that come into our lives. As children of GOD, we have a different perspective on life. We understand that tribulations come to build us up, not tear us down. We smile in the face of adversity because the completion of ourselves is on the way. The construction, the renovation, the remodel is occurring.

If your prayer is, “GOD make me whole! Fix me! Complete me! Provide what is missing in my life!” If that has been your heart’s cry, get ready. The contractor and their crew are on the way. There may be some knocking down of walls, the sound of sledge hammers pounding, windows breaking, and wood splintering. The foundation may even shake, but it’s strong.

“24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25 KJV).

So, as patience goes to work on you and the rain descends, the floods come, and the winds blow and beat against you, just remember you are being built up not torn down. You are being renewed. You are being made whole. You are being fortified, forced to stand through the test and trial that you may be made entire and complete. After this, no one or no thing will ever be able to hold you back again. As Jesus said, “32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32 KJV).

The truth that GOD provides for all of our needs. The truth that GOD will bring that person into our lives at the right time. The truth that we will experience financial freedom at the right time. The truth that we will experience that healing at the right time. The truth that all things work together for good, for those who love GOD and are called according to HIS purpose (Romans 8:28). The truth that with GOD all things are possible, and with HIM nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37; Matthew 19:26).

Be blessed as you walk in your wholeness, family. “16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16, 18 KJV).

How to be Saved

Romans 10: 9-13

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (KJV).

9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (NLT).

Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!” 11-13 Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help. (MSG).

Romans 5:8

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (KJV)

8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (NLT)

It is your belief that saves you, family. If you believe, you will speak what you believe and not be ashamed or embarrassed to do so, whether you are alone or among others. Simply talk to GOD. Say aloud to God:

“I confess all my sin, known and unknown, and ask You, GOD to forgive me. I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, crucified, died for my sins, and rose from the dead. I want Jesus to come into my heart to make me new in Him. I believe Jesus is Lord over my life and over everything that exists. Thank You, GOD for Your forgiveness. Thank You, Jesus, for making me Your own. Amen.”

You are now saved. You may not feel different or you may. Just know that the internal change is taking place once you uttered that prayer in faith. Day by day, you will begin to be transformed into whom GOD wants and created you to be. You will care more about the things of GOD than your own personal desires, and you will want to share the word of GOD when you have the opportunity. Begin to read your bible daily, and learn about GOD's will for your life. If you are not already a member of a local church, I encourage you to pray and allow GOD to guide you to the right fellowship for you. The pastor will help you grow in your gifts and talents so that you can begin to use them for GOD’s glory, and you and the other members will encourage and help each other along this journey with GOD.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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