Last December and the first few weeks of January, Pastor Lyle Lopez and family visited Abundant Harvest Ministries Crescent City Florida, USA ; the main church of Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines. From there, he visited fellow Pastors and believers from partner churches all around Florida to edify, strengthen and encourage the brethren with the word of God. On January 8, 2012 Pastor Lyle visited Pastor Ron Bates and his wonderful church family at Church of God of Prophecy, Ocoee Florida. There Pastor Lyle spoke about the importance of patience in our life as Christians and how crucial it is to shine Patience in its pure, concentrated state since patience is one of the key fruits that we ought to develop as believers, not by our might but by the power and indwelling of God’s spirit in us. Like other fruits, man has tried to fake it but Patience cannot be faked. Because the lack of patience manifests both in and out since the battlefield is not outside but in our own selves. Patience is seen in our moment to moment thus we might triumph in one circumstance and fail in another especially if we think that we can develop patience
Pastor Lyle focused on James 1:2-4:
James 1:2-4 –
2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
4And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
In every testing, in every trial only then do we develop patience since we are held powerless, circumstances leaves us cornered and bent down. It is at that moment that we seek help from God, and only by seeking and depending on Him alone would we obtain Patience and bear the fruit of Patience in our lives. It is by these trials that we see pure joy in the end as we persevered, not by our own merit but because God blessed us with the patience to face unsurmountable agitation to be the people He called us to be, to be ready for Glory since we passed the testing of sanctification.