Topic: Our Solid Front In Christ [29th November 2017]
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:3).
In Christianity, we have a solid front in Christ. The Spirit of God, through the Apostle Paul, referenced this in Colossians 2:5 (AMPC). It says, “For though I am away from you in body, yet I am with you in spirit, delighted at the sight of your [standing shoulder to shoulder in such] orderly array and the firmness and the solid front and steadfastness of your faith in Christ [that leaning of the entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].” In the face of daunting challenges and oppositions, we don’t chicken out or give in; rather, we face them head-on, because we’re bold and courageous. We’re victors in Christ Jesus.
It baffles the spiritually unlearned how we’re able to face challenges, dire crises in life and still be aglow in the spirit, full of joy and exuberant with praise to the Lord. It’s because we’ve come to know that, come what may, our victory is inevitable.
We’re destined to always win. We’re never disadvantaged. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Those who don’t stand their ground, with a solid front in the midst of trouble have ignored the Word and walk in fear and unbelief. But that’s not God’s will for you. The real Christian life isn’t one of struggle, failure or defeat; it’s a life of ever-increasing glory, and our challenges are as bread. The Bible calls the crises we face a “light affliction,” because we’re born to overcome: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17).
Nothing, in life or death, was designed to defeat you. Therefore, be strong. Be tough. Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Keep your head high; square your shoulders. No matter what’s going on in your life or around you, maintain your faith in the Word of God and win.
Precious Father, I thank you for the victorious and glorious life I have in Christ. Your Word puts me over at all times, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I prosper in all that I do, and my faith prevails always, to the glory of your Name. I’m forever lifted, strengthened, full of joy and peace, because the greater One lives in me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 6:10-13, 2 Timothy 2:1, 1 Corinthians 15:58
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Peter 3 Ezekiel 41-42
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 16:1-11 1 Chronicles 29