It is amazing sometimes when you are looking for a certain scripture and another scripture seemingly jumps off the page. You read it and attempt to keep going and you are drawn back to it.
“But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” (I Corinthians 16:8, 9 NKJV)
“Ephesus” means desirable. “Tarry” means to linger in expectation. Paul was on his way to experience a great move of God on his life but he knew he needed God to deal with his adversaries to be successful. Yes a door had been opened to him but he didn’t rush through the door. He “tarried” in his place of expectation until Pentecost or until the anointing needed for this journey arrived!
Yes God gave you the dream, yes God told you would have a ministry and that your prodigal child would return home, or a marriage renewed but sometimes you have to tarry in Ephesus in expectation until the adversaries of your open door have been set on fire by the Word of God, burnt away by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Tarrying is a temporary position to guarantee permanent destiny progression and success.
God is going to do what He promised,
tarrying is not denial
it is a place of safety while God deals with the kinks that need to be ironed out and these kinks can only be ironed by God’s mouth with Tongues of fire devouring your enemies.
Wait on The Lord with great expectation, this next door you walk through is going to blow your mind!