Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stand Firm in the Faith - Scriptures

We are instructed from Scripture to Stand Firm in the Faith, to stay faithful to the end. That is the intention of the blog, to continue to be obedient to the Lord and His Word, regardless of opposition that we receive, and trials and sufferings. We will all stand accountable one day before the Lord for what we did, and did not do.

1 Corinthians 2:5
"...so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God."

1 Thessalonians 3:8
"For now we really live if you stand firm in the Lord."

Ephesians 6:10-17
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rules, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickness in heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day and having done everything to stand firm. Stand Firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARTION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God."

Galatians 5:1
"It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery."

2 Corinthians 1:24
"Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for you joy; for in your faith you are standing firm."

1 Corthinthians 15:1
"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand."

For the Christian, we do not stand firm in our own power, but it is the power of God which makes us stand firm. This is not dependent on support from others, but comes from a living and vibrant relationship with Christ.

oringinally posted on dec 2, 2007, I have had to repost due to problems in aug 2008