The Book of Revelation 2:25

Hold Fast

“But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.” (Rev 2:25 KJV)

Jesus is giving His Church instructions to hold on to the teachings of the Apostles and not follow the sins of Jezebel.

Have – 2192 ἔχω echo {ekh’-o}

Meaning:  1) to have, i.e. to hold 1a) to have (hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing, to have (hold) possession of the mind (refers to alarm, agitating emotions, etc.), to hold fast keep, to have or comprise or involve, to regard or consider or hold as 2) to have i.e. own, possess 2a) external things such as pertain to property or riches or furniture or utensils or goods or food etc. 2b) used of those joined to any one by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or duty or law etc, of attendance or companionship 3) to hold one’s self or find one’s self so and so, to be in such or such a condition 4) to hold one’s self to a thing, to lay hold of a thing, to adhere or cling to 4a) to be closely joined to a person or a thing

To Have and Hold is to echo the life of holiness; to set yourself apart from the world and its sinful lifestyles; to live the godly life that Jesus expects from His followers.

Fast – 2902 κρατέω krateo {krat-eh’-o}

Meaning:  1) to have power, be powerful 1a) to be chief, be master of, to rule 2) to get possession of 2a) to become master of, to obtain 2b) to take hold of 2c) to take hold of, take, seize 2c1) to lay hands on one in order to get him into one’s power 3) to hold 3a) to hold in the hand 3b) to hold fast, i.e. not discard or let go 3b1) to keep carefully and faithfully 3c) to continue to hold, to retain 3c1) of death continuing to hold one 3c2) to hold in check, restrain

To Hold Fast is to purposefully cling to the holy life and contend for it. This is to have a true, full devotion to God; to let God be the ruler of our lives. We are to live a holy life until Jesus comes back for His saints.

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