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How to Wait in End Times

God "acts in behalf of the
one who waits for Him."
-- Isaiah 64:4b
Waiting upon God
"Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand." --James 5:7-8 ESV

Waiting is going to play an important part in end times.

All through the Bible, God entreats us to wait upon Him.

During the end times, we need to wait with anticipation of our coming Lord and not become weary. (Hebrews 12:3 NASB)

Many, however, will become disillusioned and tired of waiting for the return of Jesus (the rapture) and will fall away from the faith in the end-time rebellion, called the apostasy.
(read: 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Thessalonians 2:3)

We must not give up but trust God ...
and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.
--- 1 Thessalonians 1:10

Waiting upon the Lord will be one of many events to test our faith in the Lord during the end times. Do not think it is strange.
Waiting takes great faith.

Waiting upon the Lord strengthens:
our faith,
our endurance,
and our perseverance.
(needed end time attributes)

Waiting on God clarifies our true motivations and refocuses our perspective.

Psalm 27:14

Most often, the wait is for God to position us physically, emotionally, and sometimes spiritually to hear from Him.
And that takes time.

1. Quietly Lamentations 3:25-26
2. Patiently Psalms 37:7
3. with Hope Psalms 130:5
4. Courageously Psalms 27:14
5. Expectantly Micah 7:7 NASB
6. Continually Hosea 12:6
7. with Faith Galatians 5:5

Hindrances of Waiting on God:

1. Worldly pressures
2. Fear (afraid of losing an opportunity)
3. Wrong focus (Focusing on your circumstances rather than God)
4. Wavering Faith (Believing one day and not the next)

James 1:12

And how should we as followers of Christ be waiting during the end times? How should we be living?
Titus 2 tells us:

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Titus 2:11-14

Bible Verses About Waiting
Torrey's Topical Textbook

    As the God of providence Jeremiah 14:22.
    As the God of salvation Psalms 25:5.
    As the Giver of all temporal blessings Psalms 104:27,28; Psalms 145:15,16.

    Waiting Upon God For:
    Mercy. Psalms 123:2.
    Pardon. Psalms 39:7,8.
    The consolation of Israel. Luke 2:25.
    Salvation. Genesis 49:18; Ps 62:1,2.
    Guidance and teaching. Psalms 25:5.
    Protection. Psalms 33:20; 59:9,10.
    The fulfillment of His word. Habakkuk 2:3.
    The fulfillment of His promises. Acts 1:4.
    Hope of righteous by faith. Galatians 5:5.
    Coming of Christ. 1Corinthians 1:7; 1Thessalonians 1:10.
    Waiting Upon God is good Psalms 52:9.
    God calls us to Wait Zephaniah 3:8.
    Exhortations and encouragements to Wait Psalms 27:14; 37:7; Hosea 12:6.

    Waiting Upon God should be:
    With the soul. Psalms 62:1,5.
    With earnest desire. Psalms 130:6.
    With patience. Psalms 37:7; 40:1.
    With resignation. Lamentations 3:26.
    With hope in His word. Psalms 130:5.
    With full confidence. Micah 7:7.
    Continually. Hosea 12:6.
    All the day. Psalms 25:5.
    Specially in adversity. Psalms 59:1-9; Isaiah 8:17.
    In the way of His judgments. Isaiah 26:8.
    Saints resolve on Waiting Psalms 52:9; Psalms 59:9.
    Saints have expectation from Waiting Psalms 62:5.
    Saints plead, Waiting in prayer Psalms 25:21; Isaiah 33:2.
    The patience of saints often tried in Waiting Psalms 69:3.

    They who engage in Waiting:
    Wait upon God only. Psalms 62:5.
    Are heard. Psalms 40:1.
    Are blessed. Isaiah 30:18; Daniel 12:12.
    Experience His goodness. Lamentations 3:25.
    Shall not be ashamed. Psalms 25:3; Isaiah 49:23.
    Shall renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31.
    Shall inherit the earth. Psalms 37:9.
    Shall be saved. Proverbs 20:22; Isaiah 25:9.
    Shall rejoice in salvation. Isaiah 25:9.
    Shall receive the glorious things prepared by God for them. Isaiah 64:4.
    Waiting Predicted of the Gentiles Isaiah 42:4; 60:9.
    Waiting Illustrated Psalms 123:2; Luke 12:36; James 5:7.

    Waiting Exemplified:
    Jacob. Genesis 49:18.
    Hannah. 1Samuel 1:2.
    David. Psalms 39:7.
    Isaiah. Isaiah 8:17.
    Micah. Micah 7:7.
    Joseph. Mark 15:43.

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