Are you rooted in Christ Jesus? Do you have the faith you need to remain faithful through tribulation, trials, or through persecution? There has never been a time as it is now, that Christians should stand up for their faith in Jesus Christ. Christians are persecuted, prayers are stopped, Christian symbols are hidden and it is hard to find sound doctrine. Where are the faithful?
Colossians 2:7 says, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Ephesians 3:17-19 says, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
In these last days, we will be tried and pushed to the test. Can your faith hold through trials and tribulations that come against you? Hebrews 10 tells us that we should keep our faith with a true heart, keeping our heart pure from an evil conscience, holding the profession of our faith without wavering, because there are some that have no conscience of what sins they are committing. They are blinded by the lust of their own eyes. They will be led away with different lust and not be able to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 3:7). James 1:6 says, that a person who wavers their beliefs is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed back and forth. They will become confused and it will be difficult to remain faithful to Christ.
Christians should remain holy so that they will have boldness to enter into the presence of God, because it is by the blood of Jesus that are sins are covered. There is no other way, Jesus is the way the truth, the life, no man cometh into the Father, except by him. 2 Timothy 3:15-17 says, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” This shows that God gave us instructions in his word to help us understand truth so we can be righteous before him and live godly.
Hebrews 10:22-24- Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
2 Timothy 3:1-7- This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:12 -Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Colossians 1:23 -If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;