"Stand Firm and Let Nothing Move You. All that You Do is Not in Vain!"

by Keith Miller

Recently the Holy Spirit whispered a thought to me. He put it upon my heart to encourage His people to: "Stand firm without wavering, knowing that our work in the Lord is not in vain."

This is key today! At the cross, we, as believers, received wonderful promises because of the victory Jesus accomplished and set in for us, and yet many are living as those who are overcome.

His Glory and Power are Flowing

In the meetings we're doing now, we're seeing a powerful flow of the presence and power of our Lord in tangible ways. His glory and power is present in our midst and as a result, we are seeing major impact in hundreds of lives. He is bearing witness to the message of grace, granting signs, wonders, and miracles.

"Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands." Acts 14:3

According to His own will (Hebrews 2:4), He is "also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit." Because of this awesome witness, we're seeing people come to the knowledge of the saving power of our Lord Jesus Christ in every meeting. The harvest net is cast for this NOW time. This is that harvest-casting time!

As we minister the Word that establishes and engages people into the ever-sustaining and increasing breakthrough that He so wonderfully brings, He sweeps us into the flow of this powerful atmosphere of the river of His presence and power! This is happening in our evening open meetings, with the manifestation of fruit for the King and His Kingdom!

In the meetings we are asking the Lord to confirm the message of Grace with signs, wonders, and miracles, but we are also asking for a great establishing and activation through deep anchoring in our hearts of the depth and width of Him through the preaching of the Word with power. We're asking for an anchoring faith that sees those who come to the evening sessions be fully awakened to the glory (see Luke 9:32), and walk in the fullness of their redemption, like purified silver.

One of silver's significance's in the Bible is as a symbol of atonement and redemption (see Exodus 30:15-16, Titus 2:14, Matthew 26:15). I believe with all of my heart that as I put my trust in the capable doings of the Lord: what He has said He will do, He will do.

The Message of the Cross

The precious Messenger of the covenant is coming into the temple with the launderer's soap and refiner's fire, and He's refining, purifying, and purging the silver that we might offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness (see Malachi 3:1-3). As a result, we're seeing Him fill the temple with His glory. We're seeing the saints awaken and come into a greater measure of the fullness of the stature of Christ in them.

The time is NOW to establish a company of believers worldwide, one body, who will walk in the fullness of their redemption. Hundreds of thousands of believers all over the world are being strengthened and quickened in the inner man of the knowledge of Him by the Spirit of wisdom and revelation - the Holy Spirit etching victory upon our hearts. How awesome it will be to witness a people called "His People" who know and live in the fullness of the victory of the cross!

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18

The message of the cross to us is the power of God! The power is in the message of the cross! It is in the message of victory! Wow! When we walk in His redemptive power, in His victorious power, we have the greatest power in the universe for breakthrough.

Thanks Be To GOD!

Here's the word you need to lay hold of. Grab hold of the strength of the Word of victory that is power to us. Anchor it in your mind, in your heart, and in your thoughts!

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord!" 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

Nothing Is In Vain

We can abound in the work of the Lord knowing that our labor is not in vain in the Lord. Thanks be to God because He gives us the victory through Jesus! As you read this, I'm praying an anointing of the Holy Spirit upon you, and a moving of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation that would so establish you in the reality of this powerful Scripture truth, that you know that whatever you do for the Lord, all that you do, all that you will do, for Him - is not in vain! Never in vain!

I pray that this season will be a great time of enlargement for all of us; a great time in the realm of His vastness and fullness. Wow, and I pray this is new to you, to all of us, every morning! That you will stand steadfast - stand firm! Do you know what the Greek translation for the word "steadfast" is in the context of 1 Corinthians 15:58? (see above Scripture). One would think it means to keep our feet firmly planted, staying in position. But it means "being fixed in purpose."

Be Fixed in Purpose

May we be fixed on the victory wrought at the cross. May we live in the fullness of our redemption, in the redemptive power of the cross. Praise the Lord!

Don't lose heart, beloved. Don't grow weary. Don't lose focus. Don't lose vision. Don't take your eyes off of the command victory of the cross. You thought you were fixed on the purpose, but you need even more focus. No wavering. Don't be moved.

Abound more in the work of the Lord. "Abound" means to have abundance, to super abound, to have IN excess, greatly surpassing in excess, the work of the Lord!

Don't be distracted. Put your trust in the Lord, not in the confidence of men.

The spirit-filled Bible brings out these further thoughts:

Faith enables us to believe and receive all God has for us as His People.

By faith, walk in the fullness of the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.

By faith, proclaim God's Words without reservation.

By faith, dedicate yourself to the work of the Lord without wavering, being unmovable but well established in the depths of your heart to Lord.

Right now as I close, I ask that the mighty and powerful Holy Spirit releases to all who read this a great strengthening in the inner man; that you would be even more set into the fullness of your redemption in Christ. That the command victories of the Lord would be released and established in your life. That you would be immovable, steadfast, and unwavering in the Lord, because Father God has given you the victory at the cross through the Lord Jesus Christ.

In due time, you will reap a harvest as the unseen becomes seen and the impossible becomes possible. Please know that your obedience to the Lord is not in vain!

Let's Pray: Thank You Jesus for right now releasing a fresh oil and fresh anointing for all who read this. Let our strength come from You and may we know even a greater release of the riches of Your Glory, so that we would be strengthened with might through the working of the Holy Spirit in our inner man!