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Luke 8:15

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 15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word, keep it in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with steadfast endurance. [Every believer who takes up the inward cross of self-denial will eventually undergo a trial of their faith with affliction and persecution. Some will be offended and fall away, back into the world. "By your steadfast endurance do you possess your soul." Luke 21:19. Those who endure and persevere to the end, when Christ comes to bruise the head of Satan under your feet, produce fruit to perfection, which honors and glorifies the Father.]

James 1:3-4

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 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works steadfast endurance. [When God delivers you from a trial, it strengthens your steadfast endurance, your faith, and hope of your coming eternal salvation.]

 4 But let steadfast endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.1 ["By your steadfast endurance do you possess your souls." Luke 21:19. Note! If you lack nothing, then you have everything possible, (including fellowship with Christ and the Father, raised to heaven, sitting with Christ in the kingdom, in union with Christ and God, free from even the desire to sin, pure, holy, permanently perfected, protected from ever sinning again — all while still alive on earth), as Paul wrote the perfect man does: Until we all come to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; Eph 4:13. If you are a perfect man and possess the fullness of Christ, you have everything possible.]

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5

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 4 So that we ourselves speak proudly of you to the churches of God because of your steadfast endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure; [Love bears all things, ...endures all things. 1 Cor 13:7]

 5 Which is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you suffer. [To enter the kingdom, every man must go through seven troubles, or seven trials — which is great tribulation. The seventh is the trial of perfection, the final trial before the revealing of Jesus Christ and his resurrection with you. The seven troubles correspond to the seven vials in the book of Revelation.]

Romans 5:3-4

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 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces steadfastness;

 4 And steadfastness, proven faith; and proven faith, joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation; [Paul is speaking to mature believers, those who have experienced tribulations, to know the increase of steadfastness in their faith. Spirit imposed tribulation and suffering are part of the cross, and the only way you will ever be rid of sin. Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you, 1 Pet 4:12. Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, 1 Pet 4:1.]

Luke 21:19

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 19 By your steadfast endurance do you possess your soul.2 [For salvation, (to save your soul), you must patiently endure in waiting, tribulations, suffering, and obedience in order to mortify and crucify your sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial. From the Word of the Lord within: "To endure on the cross is dying. Salvation comes to those who heed and obey. Salvation comes to those who wait. Be like the early Church, who for inexpressible joy endured to the end."]

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