Stand Fast

Stand Fast

Galatians 5:1 (NKJV) Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

We are told to stand fast, steko, stand firm, persevere, persist, keep our standing in the liberty we have, eleutheria, to live as we should and not as we please. This law is explained to us in Romans 8:2

 Romans 8:2 (NKJV) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Here we see that we have been delivered from the power of sin to control our lives. Now we are able to choose to live holy and pure lives and empowered to do so. We have also been delivered from the fear of death, which is the root of all fear.

Hebrews 2:14-15 (NKJV) 14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

God, who is love, through Christ Jesus, the Son of His love, has put fear out of our lives.

1 John 4:18 (NKJV) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

 We are no longer tormented by sin or fear of death. We no longer live under the law of sin and death but in, and by the power of, the law of the Spirit of life who lives in those who are in Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV) Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

We are no longer entangled, enecho, quarreling with, the old sin nature within because Christ’s anointing has decimated the yoke of bondage.

Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV) It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.

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