Victory in Jesus – Part Six

“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.”  I Corinthians 15: 57, 58

You, the real you, will never cease existing. Just because you exit your natural body at the moment of death does not mean you cease to exist. In truth that isn’t the termination of life. It is the end of life in the terrestrial body. It is the beginning of life in the celestial body.

The Greek term “steadfast” here means to be seated, settled, fixed. The idea here is that of steadiness. Paul uses this term in Colossians 1:23 to refer to the fixedness of a foundation: There he prays that the Colossians will “continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard.” The term “stable” refers to the laying of a foundation. You get that sense from the King James Version which translates the term “grounded.”

At that point it will be obvious your labor wasn’t in vain.