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Christians Must Never Give Up!
Christians Must Never Give Up!
· Christians must never give up the struggle or the fight to enter and enjoy all that God has prepare for those that love Him in His eternal kingdom – Revelation 3:21. "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” When disappointment occurs, we must try again. When we are knocked out for the count, we must get back up, when we fall down in the race we must get back up and continue the race to obtain the prize – I Corinthians 9:24. "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”
· WEMUST BE SURE THAT WE TAKE HEED TO THE WORD OF GOD – Hebrews 2:1-3. "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.” It is essential that we believe in Christ, the son of the living God – John 3:36 - "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Romans 15:4 –" For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Unfortunately, some of us may have quit the race and forfeited the prize – I Timothy 4:1 - "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”
WHEN OPPOSITION COMES YOUR FAITH MUST NOT WAVER
· No matter how tall your opposition is, you must resist the devil and not waver in your service to God – James 4:7-" Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Your faith in God must not waver. When opposition comes your way, what will you do?
· When opposition and temptation come in our lives, instead of looking to ourselves or others for safety, we should look to God – Psalm 121:1-8 – "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”
When it is time for you and me to meet the Lord, may we all be able to say the words of the Apostle Paul, in II Timothy 4:7-8. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” If you have not rendered obedience to the gospel of Christ, what are you waiting for? God has provided His mercy, grace, and the perfect sacrifice for our sins, Jesus Christ. Why not come to Him in obedience and be raised to life as God raised His Son from the dead. Respond to the gospel tonight!
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