“…as you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught abounding in it with thanksgiving..”- Colossians 2:7 (NKJV)

In a world today where we are surrounded by negative news and events, it is very important for you to grow in things of the Spirit and be established in the faith of the Gospel. The reason is because God is interested in your developmental progress and through your establishment in the faith, you are empowered to live every day of your life free from the influence of all negative temptations that the devil tries to bring your way to shake your faith and discredit your beliefs. Over the years, too many of God’s people have compromised in various situations because they were not grounded in the word of righteousness and deeply rooted in the faith. I remember many years ago, I met an Asian Christian brother who was burning so much for God and full of zeal for service. I was so inspired by his faith and zeal but somewhere along the line, he fell into certain situations which came and swept him off his feet. All his zeal and passion disappeared and before long, he left the faith and joined another faith saying that God has failed him. He could not stand the test of time so he fell for the pranks of the devil. The change he made did not change the situation; rather he was the one who was changed by the situation. In due time, this brother who was burning was down and out, why? Because his roots in the faith was not deep enough.
Now we do not pray for any of this to happen to us but we must always be prepared. In the book of Ephesians 6:13, the bible says, “take up the whole Armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day…” meaning, faith shaking-situations will always come in the same way it came to this young man, it could come in different form but what matters most is that when it comes, it will not change who you are or what you believe in. You must strive to attain this level, so that when the devil throws his best shot, you will not be carried away but remain standing praise God. So to take a stand today in God’s word and hold tenaciously to the statement of commitment of the Gospel (Our beliefs in God and His word). Refuse to be tossed to and fro by any wind of doctrine, stay with your beliefs in Christ Jesus and refuse to give in to any form of counsel that will hamper or hinder your walk with God. Above all, never give in to the pressure that comes with situations. Continue to hear the word and apply it in your life daily. Maintain your calm and your establishment in the faith will pay off. Halleluiah!


If you can maintain your stand in the faith of the Gospel, there is no situation strong enough to pluck you away!


Father in the Name of Jesus, your word satisfies my soul and spirit every time it comes to me, it renews my strength and refreshes my life. Therefore on the basis of this, I declare that I am established in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. No matter what I face or go through in life, I refuse to be moved or loose grip of my beliefs. My roots are deep in God’s word therefore I stand on a solid foundation which is Christ. I go out there to stand and remain standing in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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