“Abide in Him, that when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” – 1 John 2:28
Proofs of a believer abiding in Christ:
1. Obedience to Christ’s commands (John 15:10, 1 John 3:24)
2. Following Jesus’ example
3. Living free from habitual sin (1 John 3:6)
4. The awareness of a divine presence within one’s life (1 John 4:13)
If we are not abiding in Christ, we are like a withered branch and will be gathered to be burned.
Our Lord is going to appear for His saints. When Jesus Christ comes again for His church, we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, all of our works will be tried by fire. If we abide in the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit, we need not be ashamed of the Judgement, rather we would long for His coming.
Today, let us analyze what is hindering us from saying, Come, Lord Jesus.