Joan Boney ... apostle/prophet
Many start but we must continue to win the race.
John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
We are warned in II Thessalonians 2, that in the last days there will be a falling away, people giving up on the Word from God and leaving the Word of God.
Also in Mark 4, we read of those who first rejoice at the word and then depart from the word.
3-8 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up (trials of life), it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
Jesus explains this as follows:
Mark 4:14-20 The sower soweth the word.
And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
When we have a godly instruction brought to us, we have to keep that before us day and night, thinking on that instruction and setting ourselves to live by that instruction and refusing to give up on that instruction.
We look at that word when we have doubts. Doubts come to stead the word. When we believe the word is from God, we set ourselves to hold to that word, knowing God is above all our fears and doubts and is above any thought we can have.
Thoughts opposite to that word are from the devil, from the flesh, antichrist ... opposite to the word.
Above all things, we hold to that word and do that word, continuing in that word.
Then we are HIS disciples "in deed".
And we shall then know the truth of that word and the truth shall make us free.