Walk & Stand?

Posted: 3rd December 2012 by Sam McDonald in Topical

Stand Firm in the Lord

It’s all about walk and stand.

When we walk with the Lord we can stand against evil.

In Luk_13:23 Jesus is ask “Lord, are there few who are saved?”

and Jesus’ answer is “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.”
Luk_13:24

But you ask what does that have to do with walking and standing?

We are shown several times in scripture that we are to walk as Christians.  I’ve listed a few from Paul. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again! If you’re only a Christian when someone asked you, then you might not be walking the way you should be. Your goal should be to have people see you and say “hey, I see you are a Christian.” They should see you’re a Christian because of the way you act, because of the way you love and care for others around you.

So how do we walk….

Walk in Spirit  Rom_8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Walk in Love Eph_5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Walk in Light Eph_5:8
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Walk in Wisdom Eph_5:15
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

Walk Worthy of God 1Th_2:12
that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Walk to Please God 1Th_4:1
Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God;

Walk in the Name of the Lord. Col_2:6
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

It’s all about knowing your Savior. When you know Jesus you can’t help but want to walk with him. And when you know Him, you know and believe the truth. And when you know the truth, then you have something to stand for!

It’s sad that so many of us claim to know the Truth of Jesus Christ but are so willing to just back down and let evil prevail. I do use the word “claim” because I feel that if you know the Truth, you know about spending an eternity with Jesus or an eternity separated from God in Hell. And if you know that, then you wouldn’t back down because nothing would be worth giving that up.

There are plenty of verses in Gods word that tell us to stand… And I can tell you for sure that none of them say, “stand only if it’s not to hard”, or “stand as long as your not going to get hurt”, or “stand but not if its about your friends and family”. Not at all. It’s about standing for God and having faith that He will see you through to the end.

Here are a few verses about standing…

Stand in Faith 1Co_16:13
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

Stand in liberty Gal_5:1
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Stand against evil Eph_6:11
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph_6:13  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

We have to do it! We have to be the ones that stand against the evil of the world.

That my friends is how you “Strive to enter through the narrow gate,” by walking with the Lord and standing for Him.
Jesus stood for you when He hung on the cross at Calvary, and He’s still standing with you today. Are you going to stand with Jesus or are you going to stand with the World? It’s time to make up your mind. If your one that just say’s your a Christian, but you don’t walk with Christ, it’s not too late. It’s only too late, when it’s too late, and if you don’t know when too late is…. then don’t wait, the time is now.