Topic: Continue In Him
Text: 1 John 2: 28
And now, dear children, continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming. Amen
The apostles of old went through trying times defending the faith. Some of the troubles we face as christians today are far less than a fraction of what Paul and the other Apostles went through. Yet they encourage us to still continue in Christ. Wow!
They must have caught the divine revelation of how continuing in the faith reaps eternal rewards that justifies the day to day challenges which confront us. Apostle Paul explains it better in Romans 8: 18. He says “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Halleluyah!
So dearly beloved, do not let your present circumstance separate you from the love of Christ! Don’t compromise on your faith and do the wrong that “everyone” seems to be “enjoying”. What a shame it would be if Christ comes at the moment you decide to give in to the pressures of life at the expense of your faith.
No matter what the situation may be just know that God didnt bring you this far to let you down. Reject the lies of the devil and continue in the faith.
Continue to PRAY, STUDY THE SCRIPTURES AND LIVE A HOLY LIFE. Continue to serve the Lord in the capacity He’s called you to, even when people don’t seem to recognise it. Continue to study your books and not cheat in exams even when your fellow christian brethren are busily at it. Continue to be faithful to your spouse and remain in the decision to stick with him/her no matter the storm.
Rise up dear one! Continue to be the first person to get to church. Continue to do all the “JESUS” things that your circumstance said you couldn’t do. The Lord is faithful. Your steadfast walk with Him will definitely yield abundant blessings and eternal rewards of righteousness. Begin to pray now. Pray with the song “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE LAMB”!
TODAY IS THE FIRST SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER, PUT YOUR PRAISE GARMENT ON AND PREPARE TO ENCOUNTER THE LORD IN HIS HOLY TEMPLE! SEE YOU AT CHURCH!
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