Tenaciously “stand firm in the Lord.”  In the TRUTH about who He is and who you are “in Christ,” The privileges, power, spiritual position, and on the promises of God! STAND FIRM IN THE TRUTH!  To “stand firm,” means to -Continue to persevere and remain firm in their faith In The LORD! He is their source of Power and Provision! He is Resurrected LORD, Reigning, Coming again for His people! The believer is to be deriving all from Him. Power, Purpose and intimacy with identification in Him who is our life – Col 3:4! “Stand Firm,” is a command and continuous! Spiritual  ability and stability is found “In The Lord.” It is a military word that speaks of holding your position in battle. The term speaks of “spiritual stability.” The lie of the evil one is to seek to attack your mind, to affect you emotionally, to seduce you to act independent and contrary to the Lord and His Word! “Stand firm,” is the response! “Stand firm” is the main verb in verses 1-9. {He lists how to from v 2-9}

Some truths from the book of Philippians…

  • Stand Firm- that your citizenship is in Heaven- 3:20-21
  • Stand Firm – that Jesus is returning again – 3:30-21
  • Stand Firm – that to be with Jesus is “far better” – 1:23
  • Stand Firm- ” do nothing out of selfishness or vain conceit but in humility of mind REGARD others as more important than yourself”- you have His indwelling power to choose to do so!- 2:3-5,14
  • Stand Firm- you can do all things through Christ who infuses you with strength! 4:13
  • Stand Firm- rejoice continually in the LORD and who He is, resurrected, reigning One!-4:1
  • Stand Firm- God will supply all of your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ! -4:19
  • Stand firm – in your position of grace and peace.-1:1-2
  • Stand Firm – advancing the Gospel in your circumstances – through praying, evangelizing, encouraging God’s people to keep on speaking the Word of God boldly without fear! – 1:12-14
  • Stand Firm – In praying for others spiritual development in love- 1:91-11
  • Stand Firm- in the sacrificial love of the Lord Jesus for you that ALL Of your sins have been nailed to the cross never again to be held against you!
  • Stand Firm- you can choose to be content, through His Power- 4:11-13
  • Stand Firm -in your position, power, privileges “In Christ.”

In Phil 4:1-9 “Stand firm” is the key verb and below he shows “How to”…be “Spiritually Stable” and is found when you…

  • Stand Firm – In Right Relationships- 4:2-3
  • Stand Firm – In Rejoicing in the Lord- 4:4
  • Stand Firm – In Reaching out to others with bigheartedness- 4:5
  • Stand Firm- Realizing the LORD is Near!- 4;5
  • Stand Firm – Right Praying, Rejecting anxious thoughts replacing with Right praying- 4;6
  • Stand Firm – In Right Thinking- 4:8
  • Stand Firm – In Right Doing – 4:9

And the Promise of peace!- 4:6, and the Person of Peace!- v9

REST IN WHO GOD has made you and The Spiritual RESOURCES He has given you, “IN CHRIST,” to be Spiritually Stable!

DIG IN! Keep Standing Firm!