WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT THE OLD TESTAMENT BELIEVERS DIDN’T HAVE
We have the Trinity living inside of us according to the Bible
John 14: 16 and vs. 23: 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; vs. 23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
THE WHOLE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN FOR US TO LEARN FROM OTHERS EXAMPLES AND FOLLOW THE WORDS OF GOD
1 Corinthians 10: 6-12: 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
ANY CHILD OF THE KING, GROUP OF PEOPLE OR NATION CAN FALL AWAY OR BACKSLIDE FROM THE LORD:
Jeremiah 14:7: O Lord though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee
Hos 14:4: I will heal their backsliding; I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
The word “backslide” literally means “turn back” or “turn away “from God
- not a jump off a cliff, but a coasting downhill
- Most times forsaking God or backsliding does not happen overnight
- Spiritual decay is a gradual process
- Loose focus on spiritual things the flesh seeks fulfillment
Steadfast: the quality or state of being steadfast, firmness, constant, fixedness of purpose.
Deut 10:20: Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God’ him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave (means: unwavering, loyal devotion), and swear by his name.
Jos 23:8: But cleave unto the Lord you God, as ye have done unto this day.
2 Peter 3:17: Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
1 Cor 15:20: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 10:23: Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
The Faithfulness to God
Deuteronomy 7:9 – Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
Jeremiah 29:11-13:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.13 And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Psalms 86:15 – But thou, O Lord, [art] a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Lamentations 3:22-23: It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Please, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.