STAND FAST IN LIBERTY
Galations 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. Whether it is liberties granted by government or God, one must stand fast in them or they will be taken, usurped, stolen, or given away. Like with governments or spiritual issues, freedoms and liberties are seldom lost all at once, but taken from us little by little. To give up a little liberty for more freedom, you will have neither so don’t compromise.
The spiritual man doesn’t wake up one morning and say, “I think I’ll backslide this morning”. He compromises one precept and then another. He forfeits one liberty and then another.
On Dec.23, 1776, Thomas Paine wrote this during an American Crises: "These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph".
John 16:22b: "And your joy no man taketh from you".
John16:33b: "That in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.
These are trying times we live in now. Paul calls our day, perilous times. We are in the midst of conflict and are waring against the gates of hell, but they will not prevail, if we standfast.
No one can take from you, that which Christ gave.
If it is done, it is always an inside job.
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