Colossians 1:23 says If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
There are 4 things here that I see in this verse. They are the conditions of the blessings that deal with verse 22 of Colossians Chap. 1. You see in verse 22 He was in the flesh and took atonement for our fallen manhood. He took on our true manhood and died a death meant for us. He in his manly flesh and not his spiritual body took on our sins. So that He could present us as holy in front of God his father. We are made perfect in Christ, in God's sight.
Back to the blessings. Verse 23 states.
- Continue in the faith.
- Continue grounded in the faith
- Continue settled in the faith
- Be not moved away from hope
If you stand strong and hold to your faith, be grounded and settled, and be not moved, you will find the blessings of eternal life in HIM. You have eternal life because Christ is in you 1 John 5:11.
Romans 11:28,,, God's gifts are without repentance.