That ye may be able to stand

As this world enters into these end times, the last days: we need to understand that the true Bible believing Christian is at the forefront of criticism. The one way to God has become offensive to the non-believer. This stance has become the standard in which some Christian churches are now taking part of as well.

We need, now more then ever before, to understand what truth is and to know why we, as true believers believe what we do. We are told that we are not to partake of this coming one world government. We are also told not to physically fight against it as well.

When Jesus walked this earth he never formed a posse to fight against the Roman empire which was occupying Jerusalem at that time.

However we cannot take part in this ungodly organization either as spoken of by the prophet Amos, Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

We are also told in 2Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

This is a time when we will need to stand and not compromise our trust and faith in Jesus Christ the Lord.

As always, the Bible gives us encouragement and instruction in all ways of truth and righteousness. We are instructed in 1Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. We are to stand on the authority of Gods Word not the wisdom of man.

Jesus tells us in the book of Luke that we are to watch and pray always against the evil of this world that we might be able to stand before Him on that day. Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

We are instructed to study God's Word that we may be able to stand in the coming days ahead. Here is a partial list of verses from the Word of God.

Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. We stand on the Word and faith of God not on the foolishness of man.

1Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

1Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

2Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1Thessalonians 3:8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

2Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

1Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

In Exodus God instructed Moses to stand before Pharaoh. Reading in Exodus 8:20 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.

Those who can not stand before God will fall:

In Exodus the magicians could not stand or oppose Moses who was the mouth piece of God. Exodus 9:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.  

Scripture tells us in 1Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

When the soldiers came before Jesus in the garden to take him to Annas the high priest, they were not able to stand before Him as stated in John 18:5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. (6) As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

In the book of Revelation the great city of Babylon cannot stand against the judgment of God. Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? 

** Note all references are taken from the King James Version.