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Friday, April 12, 2024

Hold Fast to the Word


Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised).

—Hebrews 10:23 (KJV)


When we are born again, we profess Jesus as our Savior. That means our faith should be in what Jesus did for us and not what we do for Him. The writer to the Hebrews is saying we should keep that same attitude at all times (Colossians 2:6). We shouldn’t think that we aren’t worthy to approach God. By ourselves, we aren’t worthy. But we have become new creatures through our faith in Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). We are worthy through Him.


To receive from God, we must hold fast to our profession of faith in what Jesus did for us without wavering (James 1:6-8). We have to trust Him. He is the reason we can stand steadily in our faith. We trust in Him and not in ourselves. Jesus is always the same (Hebrews 13:8). He promised, and He is faithful. So we can come confidently before God (Hebrews 4:16) because our faith is in Jesus.


Do you profess the hope Jesus has given you? Do you speak life about yourself?  What words come out of your mouth?  “This is never going to be any better,” or “I know things are going to be better.” “I will always suffer this way,” or “I know God has a good plan for my life.” “This fear is killing me,” or “God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.”


Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and you will eat of what you speak (Proverbs 18:21). As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). When you speak, you speak what you really believe in your heart (Matthew 12:34). You speak life or death and whether you believe God has made you worthy to receive His truth or not. The fullness of Jesus’ salvation is within you (Colossians 2:9-10). The Word of God is near you in your mouth and heart (Romans 10:9). 


When you speak God’s Word, you prepare yourself to receive the harvest of God’s truth. God’s truth is appropriated through faith in Him. You can’t look at yourself—how you feel or what you are going through—and judge if His Word is true for you or not. He judges the validity of His Word, and He declares that it shall accomplish the purpose for which He sent it (Isaiah 55:11). You have to look to Jesus, the author and the finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2). His work is perfectly finished on your behalf. You place your trust in His evaluation instead of what you experience in life. 


“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24, NKJV).


“By His stripes, you were healed.” His Word is always present—just waiting to be sown in your heart—just waiting to be nurtured and protected—just waiting to come to harvest in you. Has the Holy Spirit convinced you to believe His Word? Do you believe healing is the truth of Jesus’ salvation? That it is His will for your life? 


The paralytic lowered down through the ceiling, was told by Jesus his sins were forgiven and to rise up and walk. The combined faith of His four friends was potent and powerful. The paralytic responded in faith to the healing presence of God. He rose up and walked, and He received. 


God is present, and His healing is present just like it was for the paralytic. Pray for His eyes to see. Pray for His Word to be quickened in your heart. Pray for His mind to believe beyond your circumstances. Persevere in believing in God no matter what your conscience says, the enemy says, or the world says.


Listen to Jesus. Believe Him. Confess Him. Jesus is the truth, the way, and the life (John 14:6). You receive Him and His truth by faith. Ask, and He gives. Seek, and you find His truth. Knock, and He opens the door to His harvest (Matthew 7:7). Your soul prospers (3 John 1:2). Never give up. Take and eat of His Word. It is yours, the joy and rejoicing of your heart (Jeremiah 15:16). The Lord, who gave His life for you, is faithful.


“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 1:2).



© 2024 Lynn Lacher



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