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God's strategy for extending his greatness to the earth is reconciling the fallen man to himself; restoring man into fellowship with him so he may restore man into greatness . Thus, those who must be partakers of God's greatness must receive salvation and be enlisted as his witnessesin the earth so that many more would be saved.

However, the Bible is not silent about what awaits those who resolve to stand for the purpose of God on earth. Our opening scripture tells us that they would be persecuted for holding the gospel of the kingdom in high esteem. The devil will fight them through criticisms, desertion and sometimes through authorities, but that devil is a liar!

Persecution may come , but God is faithful to strengthen you to stand in the midst of adversity and keep speaking until the gospel prevail. Apostle Paul talks about how he endured much persecutions until the Lord delivered him out of them all (2 Timothy 3:11). So if you come up against some persecution today, rejoice, because God will give you victory, and in it the gospel will prevail still. This are the
seven motivations for why we should “hold fast to the word of life.

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Hold fast to it for the sake of faith. “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17).

Hold fast to it for the sake of your joy. “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11).

Hold fast to it for the sake of your freedom. “If you abide in my word . . . and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).

Hold fast to it for the sake of your holiness. “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17).

Hold fast to it for the sake of the Holy Spirit. “Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith” (Galatians 3:5)?

Hold fast to it for the sake of life. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

Hold fast to it for the sake of strength and stability and fruitfulness. Your delight will be “in the law of the Lord, and on his law you will meditate day and night. You will be like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that you do you will prosper” (Psalms 1:2–3).

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