What does this imply?
- This means that those who have repented of, confessed their sins and believed through to salvation must continue to believe the word of God on the issue and not to look at how they feel (Eph. 2:4-8; 2Cor. 5:7);
- They must go on reading and praying God’s promises on salvation and confessing same to establish their hearts (Jos. 1:8; 1Tim. 4:13-16; 1Pet. 2:2-3);
- Even if they stumble and fall into sin, they should immediately repent of, and confess same and keep on believing (1Jn. 1:9). Those who have been healed must continue to believe and live as people who have received divine healing (Jn 9:24-25, 30-33; Lk. 17:14-18).
- Those who were promised some material blessings through prophecies or word of knowledge must go on believing and seeing those material benefits as theirs already and rejoicing over them (Lk. 1:45; 1Sam. 1:17-18).
- Those who were endued with insight or zeal or fervency of spirit must return to the Scriptures, reading, meditating and praying (Ps. 1:1-3; 2Tim. 3:14-17; 1Pet. 2:2-3).
- Those who were restored from backsliding or deterioration must see such things as things of the past. They must not go back to those things they abandoned that yielded backsliding or deterioration. They must go back on their knees, to the Bible and to witnessing (Rev. 2:5).
- Those who received some benefits for loved ones through prophecy or the word of knowledge must tow the line of all others to bring about those things to their relatives.
- Those who have received zeal for God’s work in any area must go practice what they have been made zealous of (Jn. 13:17).