Hold Fast the Profession of Faith
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Hold Fast to the Profession of Faith
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Today, as we look in this Scripture of faith we hear the heart of the Apostle Paul saying, "Hold fast." When you first
read this Scripture you might think, "Be alert, do it quickly, hold tight." I am sure you could think of other words that
might come to mind, however these words hold fast represent a whole new meaning.
1. Hold Fast
Here, the root word of hold fast comes from the idea of "Blood from a marriage" in order to be closed joined to a
person. Here, as we walk in the journey of faith God wants us to remember that we are in Blood Covenant with Him,
through Christ Jesus. No matter how long it takes for your confessions of faith we must "Hold fast: Remain in Blood
Covenant with Christ Jesus." This same word hold fast in the original root word is also used in Scripture found in
Matthew chapter one, verse eighteen. Here we read, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his
mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost."
You see, "Each one of us have a supernatural miracle in our lives where Christ Jesus lives in us because of the
Person of the Holy Spirit." Faith causes us to "Hold Fast" unto the confession of our faith because "Greater is He that
is in you then He that is in the world."
Someone asked me the other day, "Sister Lara? I have not seen you in a while. What is your profession now?" I had
to smile in my heart because being a Christian our profession means something totally different than the world. Here,
the word profession represents the idea of the state of praise. We have often heard the statement, "Praise until the
answer comes in the journey of faith." Yet, here it is a greater to delight in praise in your confessions of faith--as you
wait for your promise to be manifested, "That you are in Blood Covenant with God." You make your confession
known; you believe what you have said will come to pass because you are growing in intimate relationship with the
Father, through Christ Jesus. Hallelujah !
We see the same root word used in the Book of Romans chapter ten, verse ten saying, "For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made." The journey of faith is to continually create
what is not seen in the natural but what is already seen in the invisible because we have an intimate, supernatural
union with Blood Covenant.
Here, the word faith is literally translated as Hope. This type of hope is our very foundation of the faith. More easily,
"Hope is the wind that gives your faith strength to carry on. Hope is the bouncing board that faith bounces off of to
grow your faith." "Hold fast to the profession of your faith." If you loose hope waiting for your confession of faith to
come to pass you must know this secret, "Wherever you set your eyes and truth is not found, hope is not there."
Sometimes, we begin this faith journey as we begin to call those things out that are not as they are and after two or
three weeks of confession we end up giving up. "When you have lost strength in your confessions let it be a road
sign to you that you have run your race with out the breath of God giving you hope." Pit stops are ok...rejuvenate!
Get back in the race of faith.
4. Without Wavering
As I shared in the previous bullet print, "Pit stops are ok. Sometimes you need to stop and learn to take small steps at
a time. Or, as your faith grows you keep on growing your faith from a small seed to cover and reproduce and take
over your mountain." If you need to pull over and check your tires of faith (Security in Christ) or get something fresh to
drink (Be renewed in the faith) that is ok. One step at a time: But as you take that step of faith stay focused.
"As we hold fast to the profession of our faith: Let us hold fast and be unmovable." When you think about a tree,
though the wind comes it may bend but because it is deeply rooted it cannot be moved. In more simpler terms this is
when people of faith can win the race because when we do our part, "The fullness of the God-head and the angelic
hosts are working with you."
You are not alone in this journey of faith. So far, we discussed: faith, hope and this is where we learn to add to our
faith Love. You see we learn that while we await for our confession of faith to come to pass we draw from the
wondrous Love the Father has each of us. "If we ask for bread He will not give us a stone." Yet at the same time, "If
we grow weak we can ask Him for a hug." He is with you and He is Faithful to assist you in every area of your life in
each of your journies of faith.
I pray this has been a blessing to you today!
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