Continue in the faith. Acts 14:22
Perseverance is the badge of true disciples and saints. The Hebrew life is not only a beginning in the ways of YaHoVaH, but also means continuing in those ways as long as life lasts.
It is with a Hebrew as it was with the great Napoleon: He said, “Conquest has made me what I am, and conquest must maintain me.”
So under YaHoVaH, dear believer in YAH, conquest has made you what you are, and conquest must sustain you. Your motto must be, “Aim higher.” The only true conqueror who shall be crowned in the end is he who continues until war’s trumpet is blown no more.
Perseverance is, therefore, the target of all our spiritual enemies.
1 – The world does not object to you being a Hebrew for a time, if she can tempt you to quit your pilgrimage and settle down to trade with her in Vanity Fair.
2 – The flesh will seek to ensnare you and to prevent you pressing on to glory. “Being a pilgrim is weary work and makes me wonder: Am I always to be mortified? Am I never to be indulged? Can I not have at least a holiday from this constant warfare?”
3 – Ha-Satan will make many a fierce attack on your perseverance; it will be the target for all his arrows. He will strive to hinder you in service: He will insinuate that you are doing no good and that you need to rest. He will endeavor to make you weary of suffering; he will whisper, “Curse YaHoVaH, and die.” Or he will attack your steadfastness: “What is the good of being so zealous? Be quiet like the rest; sleep as others do, and let your lamp go out like the foolish virgins.” Or he will assail your doctrinal sentiments: “Why do you hold to these doctrinal creeds? Sensible men are getting more liberal; they are removing the old landmarks: Fall in with the times.”
So, Hebrew, wear your shield close to your armor and cry earnestly to YaHoVaH, that by His Ruach [Spirit] you may endure to the end. I dare you to be a “DISCIPLE”.