Bible Ballistics: BBs #133 Keep On Keeping IN????
We talked last week about ‘Keeping On’ and today I’d like us to take that a bit deeper and come to know that the only way that we can ‘keep on keeping on’ is to keep on ‘keeping in’!!!
Romans 10:8-9, “ But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
First we must be saved by the “Word”, who is Jesus, coming into our life, by repentance and faith in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection as the only payment for our sin!!! We are to live in this ‘Word’ that is nigh/near to us—‘in thy heart’.
“Christ in you, the hope of glory”… (Col. 1:27b)
John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Born again in Jesus.
2 Corinthians 2:15-17, “ For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”
We are to live, and speak ‘in Christ’ to the world. To do all, and say all with eternity in view!!! Lives are at stake!!!
1 Corinthians 15:57-58, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
And while we dwell in the world, we are to live ‘in’ the Word—not just he facts and sentences, but the living ‘Word’– Jesus.
Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
With His “grace in your hearts to the Lord”—from HIM and back to HIM!!!
“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” Romans 11:36
We are to remember our strength is—IN JESUS!!!
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Ephesians 6:10
So??? Here’s our shot for today. Be strong “in the Lord” and keep on ‘keeping on’ as you keep on ‘keeping IN’ the “power of his might”. And remember:
“the battle is not yours, but God’s”!!! (2 Chronicles 20:15)