The Definitions most associated with Standing are:
1) Used to specify the length of time that something has lasted or that someone has fulfilled a particular role.
2) Remaining in force or use; permanent.
People have become very uneasy these days because of the onslaught of terrible news and violence surging around the Globe. Please are experiencing the manifestation of evil in the World like never before… And they are Afraid. People have questions.. People are angry… People are becoming increasingly worried over the drastic changes we are seeing in the World.
Many people in this Generation of our Country have never experienced WANT or NEED or PERSECUTION or FEAR to the extent that we are seeing today… We have been living in a state of naivety..Believing a lie that all “Those” problems will NEVER happen here! The Church is no different…. The barrier of the ocean keeps the reality of War, Famine, Persecution at bay… In a world that is obsessed with “Reality” shows… One would think that it would shake the souls of people to the core…. Instead the continue on with a false sense of Security… Trusting others.. Governments and elected Officials to SECURE their Freedom, Liberty and Protection.
Many MANY Governments and Systems have failed or have fallen. Many of the safety nets that they sell to us at the cost of our Freedom are not actually for our Protection but, to CONTROL. More and more we are able to see the beginnings of the implementation of the Beast System that controls the Godless Leaders of ALL Nations…
So how can we STAND as the Nations fall? Looking at the secular definitions of Standing an apply it’s Biblical application. Jesus was proclaimed from before the World was… All through Biblical History as a sign of His Coming…For a specified period of Time until His Birth even though many tried to prevent it… and then we see again that he fulfilled the specified time during his Ministry to His Death…He Stood the test of time until His specific purpose was fulfilled…In the second part of that definition it is absolutely clear that he is STANDING.. a Reigning Force.. The Foundation which has not crumbled….That which endures FOREVER.
Jesus is the Foundation on which we will STAND and ENDURE…. Because He has been Time Tested! It has NO Recalls.. It has NO Defects… It has NO Weaknesses in it… God intends for YOU to be built on this foundation… You are to build ON this foundation.
What does the Bible say about a Foundation?
Isaiah [28:16] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Matthew [21:42] Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
I we try to stand on foundations that are founded in this World… to provide Security, Safety and Refuge… It will not endure the Coming Storm. We must stand on the Foundations of TRUTH…so that we have the immovable FAITH and COURAGE to endure…. We WON’T be Shaken… We Shall Endure… If we build our lives on Christ.
Sometimes people don’t approve of the House we live in… Sometimes we have to Defend our House….Remember always that you may stand alone apart from the World… but, you will never STAND ALONE.. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Written by Catie Gustitus