Hold Fast To the Lord Joshua 23:1 – 13. “Be very strong. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” Seek the Lord’s plan in all. There is no other way to avoid falling away from God. In verse 15 Paul tells us to stand firm and hold fast to the Word. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. Dear brethren, let me encourage you today to hold fast to the faithful Word. Your delight will be “in the law of the Lord, and on his law you will meditate day and night. Keep His word tucked in your heart and obey His directives. Joshua 23:8 Hold fast to the LORD your God. Follow the Lord’s wisdom and guidance. Thank you for love. The trials and tribulations we go through in life sometimes lead us to ask — why? It is always tempting to think you got where you did on your own. The psalm starts off from the view point of the Psalmist, then it changes to a third person view talking about how the Lord will deliver, protect and watch over “you” the believer, it finally changes to the view from the Lord, as if God is talking and reaffirming the previous two view points. Listen to the Word of God. ***** II Kings 18:6-7 NKJV. Joshua 23:14 (NIV) Reading: Joshua 23:1-16. Note that fasting as a Christian means to humble yourself before Him. Hold fast to the Lord during times of shaking! The apostle has said, “Hold fast the profession of your faith,” not merely your faith, but the profession of it. This is why being in God’s Word daily and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth is so utterly important. Free from our captivity, Lord Here He comes Hold fast, help is on the way Hold fast, He's come to save the day What I've learned in my life One thing stronger than my strife Is Your grasp So hold fast, help is on the way Hold fast, He's come to save the day What I've learned in my life We have to know that at times our hold on God will grow weak and begin to slip; that we will feel as though we are hanging in midair, feet flailing, as we try desperately to find a foot-hold. Continually hold fast to the Lord our God. Hold Fast to the Lord 2 Kings 18:3-6 English Standard Version (ESV) 3 And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. Hold fast is to realize the grace and love that God has for us and keeps us in Himself and not we. If we do so, then though tossed about by the winds and waves of temptation, we will still be standing when the storm is over. In this dark and evil age that we live in, we need to hold firmly to it, in order to be saved. Paul, or more likely one of his disciples, wrote in Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. Keep these aspects in mind while you fast. Habershon’s hymn echoes the truth and beauty of Psalm 149:4, “The Lord takes pleasure in his people,” as she writes, “Those he saves are his delight / He will hold me fast.” Not only will God keep his people, but he delights to do so. Hold fast to the LORD. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope that It waver not; for He Is faithful that promised. Heavenly Father. Perhaps, that altered their behavior a bit. In … Let Us Hold Fast the Confession of Our Hope. We must hold fast to the Lord as one would strap themselves to the mast of a schooner during a raging storm. Not only does he hold us fast, but he does so with great joy. His love and His grace, His faithfulness. Before we can hold fast, we have to know this God we are to love and serve, and know what He commands us to do. My mind, of course, has other ideas. The Lord was with him; he prospered wherever he went. OBJECTIVE: Help youth realize the importance of holding fast to the Lord’s standards and to clink to the gospel “when the winds of change blow fiercely” at us, as the poster quote reads by Spencer W. Kimball. Hold Fast To His Word When (Jesus) sent forth the twelve, He said, “As ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. Joshua Chapter 23 - Pastor Dave Johnston 6-28-2018. The apostle Paul wrote, “Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. Good Morning. Learn a bit more about this special gift of the Holy Spirit. Stay focused. The more we abide in the Lord Jesus, and the more firmly we take hold upon him, the better will it be for us in a thousand ways. "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)" Hebrews 10:23 We are living in an unprecedented time - a time that appears to many as uncertain. You will be like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. Hold Fast To The Lord -(A Renewed and Renewing Mind) by David Johnson (Transcribed from the Words of Life Radio Program) The title of today’s lesson is, “Hold Fast to the Lord.” The text, the book of Joshua chapter 23 verses six through 11. Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. In these verses, Joshua is reminding the Jews how they got where they did. Create . So hold fast to this gift from God. Hold fast to the Lord’s Standards word find. Hold fast to the LORD your God. The Coronavirus is raging in a way that has resulted in the world being on lockdown. Hold fast to the Lord our God. Thank you for joy. So he shows that there is a connection between holding to the Word and praying for God to make the Word effective. Hold the right motives. Hold fast to it for the sake of strength and stability and fruitfulness. Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast; Precious in his holy sight, He will hold me fast. Sermon: “Stand Firm and Hold Fast” The fledgling church that Paul helped establish in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece was convinced that the Day of the Lord, or the second coming of Jesus Christ was going to occur very soon. Our strength and abilities are obvious to us and we like to think they are the reason for our success. Hold on to your Savior God for dear life. Thank you for life. It is a way to glorify our Lord. The book of Proverbs tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If we hold fast the glorying of our hope firm to the end. Then in Verses 16-17 he prays that Jesus and the Father would strengthen us in every good work and word. Moses’ encouragement coupled with God’s requirements is the key to holding fast to the Lord our God. He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast; For my Saviour loves me so, He will hold me fast. The three chief words of this injunction we have had before—Hold fast, Confession, Hope. This is "Hold Fast To The Lord" by Calvary Chapel Petaluma on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. I use to think okay I must hold fast and the seeking to hold fast I would forget it is the Lord and not me. Remain tightly secured in the Lord’s Truth. Yesterday, the hymn, “He Will Hold me Fast,” was on my heart. “But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.” Joshua 23:8 NIV. (John 10:27-30) This I hold fast to. Center it around Jesus. I wrote it at the top of my journal, and even text a Youtube link by Keith and Kristyn Getty to several friends. X.—23. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you. Don’t get distracted. Hold fast to the Lord...! 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 So stand firm, and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. To hold fast to this gift from God implies a number of things. He'll not let my soul be lost; His promises shall last; Bought by Him at such a cost, He will hold me fast. 4 He removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. Joshua 23 - 24 Pastor Joe Coleman calvarychapelpalmdesert.com For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him, 2 Kings 18:6 Verse Concepts You have fasted You have prayed But it seems the more you pray Then the more your problems multiply for you And you don't know what to do Ah, ah But I have some news for you That this God that we serve He never lies He never fails Ah, ah He sees what you cannot see He knows what you do not know And He says his plans for you Are for a future and a hope So hold on fast Don't let the … It ought not be true of us, beloved, that we are ignorant … How can this be if we are scared of God? Praise the Lord everybody! (Phillips) For he held fast to the Lord ; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses. 1 Now it came to pass, a long time after the Lord had given rest to Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua was old, advanced in age. First of all, if you are going to hold fast to it that means you should never forget what you believe. To hold a truth which I am ashamed to utter is to be false both to God and man. Give diligence to the fulness of hope. He's worthy of every praise - Bless his name! 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers, and said to them: “I am old, advanced in age. Don't confuse this with any other reasons for fasting such as weight loss, etc. 3 On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. 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