I want to go back to my February 12 blog. I gave the definition for endurance from the Strong’s. The note in my Bible says: …not with passive complacency, but with a hopeful fortitude, that actively resists weariness and defeat.
Let’s start with passive. It’s a inactive word. It means doing nothing, procrastination, hopeless, defeated, just getting by, and simply existing. Fortitude on the other hand is a very active word. It is intentional, alert, watchful, and standing in truth and grace.
John 1:14 says of Jesus that He was full of grace and truth. Verse 17 says that grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Now verse 16 in the Amplified says, “For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received (all had a share and we were all supplied with) one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift (heaped) upon gift.”
That is our standing!
Picture it like this: each one ~ grace~spiritual blessings~favor~gifts~ is leap frogging over and piling onto the other. Can you see it? It is ours now to live in, actively participate with, and be vitally united to Him through an intimate communion relationship.