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FEAR OF FALLING
a disturbing fear ever come to your mind that
you may fall away from grace? Are you afraid
you may not persevere to the end? (Mat.10:22).
Do you think that if you trust Jesus, you still
might backslide into damnation? Do you think
that your good feelings about eternal life may
die away? Do you think that any goodness you
have may be like the morning cloud, or as the
early dew? (Hos.6:4; 13:3), that it came suddenly,
but was short lived? Did it seem to promise
you much, but then vanish away?
Fear can get us into trouble
really fast. Some who have been afraid to trust
Christ for all eternity, have failed because
they had just a short-lived faith. Some people’s
faith never goes far enough to save them. They
start out right, by trusting Jesus . . . but
as the days go by, they start thinking that
they must DO something on their
own. Then there are those who start out incorrectly,
and before long, they turn away from the One
and only One who can save their soul. When we
insist on trusting ourselves to hold on, we will not and CANNOT hold on.
Even though we rest in Jesus for a part of our
salvation, we will fail if we don’t trust
Him for everything! We can do nothing! We can’t
trust ourselves for anything. A chain is only
as strong as its weakest link. So, if Jesus
is our hope for everything, except one thing,
we will surely fail. Jesus has to be our all
What causes so many to fail to
continue in their faith? What hinders them that
they no longer continue to run their race? They
simply trusted in themselves for that running,
and so they stopped short. Christ paid it all,
there is nothing more we need to do except believe
and trust HIM! When you look to Christ for your
start, continue to look to Him for the finish!
You cannot help with the beginning and you certainly
cannot help with the end. He is Alpha and the
Omega! A spiritual life CANNOT be made perfect
in the flesh (you). The Lord must be in everything
that you do, and He must be everything to you.
Allow the Holy Spirit to make it clear to you
where the strength must come from by which you
shall be preserved until the day of our Lord’s
1 Cor. 1:8-9 Who
shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye
may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus
Christ.  God is faithful, by whom ye were
called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus
Christ our Lord. (KJV)
What beautiful, comforting words!
He will stabilize you to the end, so that you
will be faultless on the Day of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Our Lord, Jesus will keep you strong
to the end, and He will keep you free from all
blame on the great day when He returns. God
will absolutely do this for you, for He always
does exactly as He says. Only Jesus can confirm
us to the end, only Jesus can justify us so
that we are completely blameless in that coming
day. God is faithful, truthful and merciful.
These verses tells us we have a great need,
and tells us how it is provided. Any time the
Lord makes a provision, be assured that we have
a need for it. When God provides something,
be assured, we shall need it.
Between this hour and the end of the world,
every Promise of God and every provision of
the covenant of grace will be needed. The believing
soul desperately needs endurance, patience,
persistence, and preservation to the end.
The great need of most mature believers, is
to have their daily grace renewed if they are
to hold on, and be conquerors in that day. Unbelievers
have no grace, so they certainly do not feel
they need more grace; but God’s children
feel our spiritual life has daily needs of grace.
A statue needs no food; but a living man hungers
and thirsts, and he rejoices that his bread
and water are there for him, or else he would
faint by the wayside. A TRUE believer knows
that he must draw daily from the great source
of spiritual supplies; for what would he do
if he did not have God to lead, guide, direct
and strengthen him?
Even the most gifted saints have
a fear of falling at times. Even the men at
Corinth who were blessed with all utterance
and knowledge, needed to be assured, or else
their gifts and deeds would prove their ruin.
If we had the tongues of men and of angels,
but did not receive grace afresh each day, where
would we be? If we had experience and were fathers
in the church, and if we had been taught by
God so we could understand all mysteries; we
could not live a single day without God’s
divine grace reviving us daily. Not one of us
could hold on for an hour, let alone a lifetime,
unless the Lord’s Hand was there to hold
us up. He who began the good work in us must
perform it unto the day of Christ, or we will
fail, we will fall. Philip. 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that
he which hath begun a good work in you will
perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
This great need comes from deep
within ourselves. Some people have a painful
fear that they won’t be able to persevere
in grace because they feel their faith is weak,
and not sufficient. Some people are uncertain.
Some are cautious, some are headstrong. Others
are changeable and flighty, like butterflies
flitting from one flower to another, until they
visit them all, but settle on none. They never
stay long enough in one place to do any good.
People join one church after another; they seem
to have a double need to be divinely accepted,
and they strive to be steadfast and unmoveable,
feeling God will not find them.
1 Cor. 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast,
unmovable, always abounding in the work of the
Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour
is not in vain in the Lord. (KJV)
We all must realize and admit
our weaknesses if we are truly and actually born of God.
All of us must admit there is many things in
any one day that could make us stumble. We must
desperately desire, desperately hunger for a
closer walk with Jesus, a personal fellowship
with Him. We must desperately hunger for perfect
holiness, desire to be what a Christian should
be . . . truly desire to be what God wants us
to be. Even if we were alone on a desert island,
temptation of some kind would follow us; because
we cannot escape from ourselves; just as we
cannot escape from the enticements of sin. We
should be ever watchful and humble before Almighty
God. Without His help, we are so weak that we
would stumble and fall, never to rise again.
We are not devastated and damaged by the devil,
but by our own carelessness and weaknesses.
Dear Lord, give us strength for this day, for
we are weak and helpless without You.
Weariness comes from a long life.
When we begin our Christian life, we mount up
with wings as eagles, we run without weariness;
and in our best days we walk
without fainting (Isa.40:31). Our pace slows
with age, but it is more profitable and better
controlled. We should always pray to God that
the energy of our youth may continue with us,
leading, guiding and directing us. Let us remember
that the non-stop energy of the Holy Spirit
is always available to us, no matter how old
we are. BEWARE of the pride of self assurance
and self accomplishment. We really do NEED God’s
help to survive as born
again believers from day one of our spiritual
life to our death in this life. We need His
help in old age just as we do in our youth,
because the road to Heaven is NOT an easy one!
Many mountains of difficulty will be in the
path of life. We all will encounter despair,
dejection, discouragement, depression and distress
along the way. But the long, hard trip will
be worth it when we reach the top of the mountain!
Consider this, those who hold out to the end,
those who overcome (1 John 4:4; 5:4-5)
shall inherit and enjoy Heaven.
In the mean time, let’s tell all those
we come in contact with of the unsearchable
riches of Christ (Eph.3:8) with which we
are blessed and enjoy while we are here on Earth,
and which shall be available to us for eternity
in our new life.
Consider the place we live in
now. The world is a woeful wilderness for many
of God’s TRUE people. We begin our day
with prayer, but not long after we rise from
prayer, we are greeted with blasphemy. People
go to work, and all day long they are troubled
with filthy lifestyles, like righteous Lot was
in Sodom. No matter where you go, your ears
are afflicted with foul and wicked language.
The media, TV, radio, workplace, schools, etc.,
are all filled with blasphemy. God’s Holy
Name is not allowed in schools or many other
places, but to use His Name in vain is common
place! NO penalty for that! The world does not
know God, so they are not a friend to His grace.
We as TRUE Christians, dwell in an enemy’s
country. Evil lurks in every bush, at every
corner. Everywhere we travel, we must have a
“drawn sword” (Eph.6:17;
Heb.4:12), and keep that weapon which is called
prayer, ever so close at our side; for we must
struggle for every inch of trip. And it’s
going to get worse before it ever gets better.
O gracious God, help us, and strengthen us to
the end, or we will surely fall.
TRUE religion is supernatural
at the beginning, supernatural as it continues,
and supernatural at its end. It is the work
of God from first to last. There is great need
for God’s children, to have the Hand of
the Lord (Jos.4:24; 1 Chron.21:13) to be stretched
out to us and that His Ear be inclined to us
(Ps.17:6; 71:2; 88:2; 102:2). Let us continue
to look to the Lord, for only He alone is able
to keep us from failing and falling. Only Jesus
is able to present us faultless before God.
Jude 1:24 Now
unto him that is able to keep you from falling,
and to present you faultless before the presence
of his glory with exceeding joy, (KJV)
gracious heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus!
Thank You for salvation that comes only through
Thank You for everlasting life in Heaven.
Thank You, thank You, thank You, thank You.
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