Tag Archive | hold fast to your faith

II Chronicles 20:15 ” This is what the Lord says to you: Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

I don’t know about you, but I need to be reminded of this daily!  It’s brought even clearer to me in I Samuel 17:47, when it says, “It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s.”  But how many times have I marched out into battle with a toothpick thinking I was somehow “helping God”?  I’ve found one of the greatest Psalms during these times of fear and despair is Psalm 91…it’s a wonderful antidote against that overwhelming feeling of dread, and can help me then refocus my mind where I can – Face Fear with Faith in my heavenly Father.

Revelation 2:13 ” I know where you live – where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to My name. You did not renounce your faith in Me…”

The Apostle John was writing to the Church in the city of Pergamum…where  1000 feet above the plain stood an immense altar to Zeus, the chief god of Greek mythology.  Despite being immersed in the oppressiveness  of false religion…John was encouraging the Believers to hold fast to their faith.  He was urging them to continue to be part of the world, but not of it… and rejoicing that they had refused to become part of this false religious cult and instead maintained their relationship with Jesus Christ.  Religious persecution takes on all kinds of faces, and Satan is a master at twisting the truth.  And just because a Church is located on the highest point of the city doesn’t mean it’s the godliest.