“Standing Fast” 1/06/2015 by Robert VanHoose

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Written by the wise 85 yr old Robert VanHoose @ http://www.homilygrits.com

Read James 1,12-17,
Isaiah 61:1-3
December 28

“Standing Fast”

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1-3

One of the biggest problems of many believers is our inability to stand fast in our freedom from bondage to sin. In spite of believing in Jesus for our salvation, we have a hard time believing that are chains are gone, we’ve been set free, and that sin has no more dominion over us.

Like dogs returning to vomit, we give temptation permission to hold us in its power, and go back into bondage because we do not stand tall and strong in the supernatural strength and power of the Holy Spirit which was given to enable us to resist, flee, or escape temptation.

“The Devil made me do it” can no longer be used as an excuse. The devil might trick and deceive, but he has no power to make us do anything once we are born again believers.

We do have an ongoing battle with our flesh, the world, and the devil, but we can only lose if we choose not to stand fast in our liberty in Christ, and lose these battles by failing to wear the full armor God has provided.

Even when we drop our guard and stumble into sin, we don’t have to wallow there. When we take our broken spirit and contrite heart to the Lord in sincere confession and repentance, He will forgive, restore, and lift us up and out of the trash heap into which we have fallen.

The key to standing fast is holding fast in the Word of God, and shielded by faith in the promises and power of God.

The power that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in the heart of every true believer to cover our weaknesses with His strength when we stand fast in the new life in which we have been born again.

Father, Thank You for giving me the power of the Holy Spirit to help me stand fast. In Jesus’ name, Amen

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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