Our opening Scripture tells us to stand fast in the liberty of Christ. To stand fast means to not flinch, cringe, concede or cave in. Christianity is not without responsibility; it is not without challenges, but we always win. There are things God has done for you and there are things He expects for you to do to access the provisions He has made ready for you in Christ. This is usually the missing link for most believers when it seems like they are not getting results in their walk of faith. Understand that the experiences of men are not good enough to refute the authority and integrity of the Word of God. That it is not happening for you now does not mean that the Word of God is not true. You only need to learn how to put the Word to work. It is your responsibility as a believer to stand fast in the liberty in which Christ has made you free, which means that you are holding tenaciously to the liberty Christ has given to you. Christ has made you free, now you must stand in that liberty. How? First, you must have an absolute conviction of your redemption in Christ by meditation in the Word. You must have knowledge of who you are, what you have been redeemed from and what you have come into. This is very important because if you’re not absolutely convinced of your redemption in Christ, when that knowledge is put to test, when tests and trials come your way, you will give in to those things because you’ve not been truly and thoroughly convinced of what Jesus Christ has done for you. Conviction born out of good understanding is key to walking in the manifestation of our redemption in Christ.
Deep Christians are not just those who can quote Scriptures, rather, they are those who have come into a working knowledge of that which they have read from the Word, living out Scriptures daily, by whose fruit you know them. Like the parable of the sower, they are not those from whose heart the devil steals the word immediately it is sown or those who are offended for the word’s sake when affliction and persecution arise, or those who allow the cares of this world and deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, to choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. Rather, they are “…they which are sown on good ground, such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred” (Mark 4:14-20). Matthew 13:23 describes such believers as those who hear the word and understand and Luke 8:15 describes them as those who possess an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. Understanding is ministered by the Holy Spirit and the classroom of the Holy Spirit is the place of meditation. As you open your heart to Him in sincerity and openness, the Holy Spirit will reveal Jesus to you and the real you in Christ will be unveiled to you. Beloved, get into the Word.
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I stand fast in the liberty which I have in Christ Jesus; I refuse to be entangled with any yoke of bondage! Amen!
Luke 8:5-15; Ephesians 1:17-19.