Standing Firm in Troubled Times

The Word of God says that if you faint in the day of adversity or distress, or in a time of trouble, your strength is small (Proverbs 24:10). But Praise God! That is not our story! He has already given us the victory to triumph over the devil and every overwhelming opposition. Jesus has made us conquerors for His kingdom. There is no doubt that Jesus is coming soon, and the devil is doing everything he can to sap every ounce of strength out of the church by distracting her from knowing and living out the power and authority she has over him. While the church is still present on this earth, we are the only ones restraining the full reign of the Antichrist spirit here (2 Thessalonians 2:7). That is why we must make a concerted effort to individually and corporately spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people in this world as we can.  Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”  The devil may be stealing, killing, and destroying as fiercely and as rapidly as he can. But the church of God is far stronger and well able to enforce his defeat if we stand firm in faith and declare the truth of God’s Word in these troubled times. We can withstand the enemy if we are vigilant and alert to his tactics. The devil is a deceiver, and the father of all lies. He is the accuser of the brethren and will do everything to discredit and disqualify the credibility of the church and it’s voice of power.  Which is why we must live as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! We must live pure and holy lives before the Lord being willing and ready to obey whatever He tells us to do and say whatever He directs us to say.  Jesus stripped the devil of all power to harm us when He rose from the grave and defeated the power of hell! Now all power and authority over the devil has been given to us! Jesus is our head and we are His body! What was instated to Him has been instated to us! Hallelujah! We can withstand the enemy, and beat him on every side. So be established in the faith, strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, standing firm for Jesus Christ who always causes us to triumph!