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

I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that whenHe appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

Stand fast in the in the Lord. The Lord said, “Without Me you can do nothing”. Without established in Him as a branch, then we can not yield any fruits from our spiritual life. How do we know that we are in Him? By loving Him. How do we love Him? By obeying His commandments. If we confess and testify Jesus Christ is the Son of God and sent by the Father, then God abides in us and us in Him. Why do we have to abide in Him? Without Him, we can not do anything. We need the energy, power, stamina to endure, to overcome this world and the viles of the devil. If we were established outside of Him, we would be like a reed that will be uprooted when a strong wind is blown. If we are not established in Him, then we are outside the will of God. If there is disobedience then we are trying to live outside of Him. If our hearts desire the pleasures of this world, then we are not worthy of Jesus Christ. But if we are established in Him through our yielding of our life, then He will guard us from all evil and make sure that we reach our goal safely and in abundance of fruits.

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