The true meaning of “abiding” in Yeshua.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. As this age comes to a close, with all the prophetic events that are unfolding, we know that Yeshua’s return is near. But despite that fact, many have fallen away from the faith and returned to a life of sin. Because of this, Yeshua—when he bursts those clouds, attended by the hosts of heaven—will appear to their regret. These disobedient souls will shrink back in shame at his coming, because they have no fellowship with him.
In view of this, John the emissary, advises the followers of his day to “abide” in Yeshua. That advice stands for us as well, but to our modern understanding, the word “abide” has many meanings. In this case, it is used as an intransitive verb, which is a verb that does not need a direct object to complete its meaning. You say the word and the hearer understands. This applies to words like run, sleep, eat.
So, “abide,” in the sense we should perceive it, means, “to continue or remain in place.” In other words, remaining in Yeshua is to have fellowship with him daily, living the way he lived, and doing the things that would please him. To remain faithful to him is to abide in him. You would in essence be continuing or remaining in a place of spiritual safety and comfort.
28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
—1 John 2:28
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