Tuesday, June 02, 2015

HOLD FAST TO THE HOPE

But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.’ – Hebrews 3 vs 6

Hello Dearly Beloved in the LORD Jesus, this is an exhortation coming from the heart of the Spirit of God to you this day. The Lord seeks to see His children confident in the Grace which has saved them. Be Refreshed.

Our opening scripture do indicate us holding fast to the confidence and rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. In other words, confidently holding on to the hope of the Gospel unto the end. Now I’d like to point this out to you; What is the hope which we have in the Gospel which we are to hold on to? Let’s see through scriptures;

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ – John 3 vs 16 {KJV}

This is a beautiful yet a popular scripture well known among the Church and even the rest of the world. Now, that is the word of the LORD Jesus Himself, and what hope do we got there? He says, whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Waow! He didn’t add any other thing to it, what is simply needed according to Jesus, is to believe, and whosoever believes He said should not perish, but have everlasting life. So EVERLASTING LIFE has become the hope of all them which believe, we who do believe in Him as the Messiah and Saviour of the whole world have got the hope of everlasting life. When one receives such information as this, it causes him to rejoice from his spirit. Now, God is saying that we should not cast away that hope and that rejoicing, but confidently hold on to it unto the end. – Selah

THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN

‘For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;’ – Hebrews 3 vs 13 {KJV}

This is very interesting. It says that we are made partakers of Christ, meaning we assuredly are HIS, then He conditions it to our steadfast holding on to the confidence (Hope) which we received in the Gospel when we first believed, holding unto it to the end.

But Brothers and Sisters, I’ll like you to know by the word of the LORD, that there is one barrier factor that tends to limit our confidence in that hope of eternal life, and that diminishing factor is sin. Let’s see something beautiful;

‘But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.’ – Hebrews 3 vs 13 {KJV}

I’d like you to take note of the underlined sentence in that passage, it says; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. The deceitfulness of sin speaks of the tendency of our weaknesses to discourage us and make us come under the law. In other words, causing us to lack belief in the Truth that we are justified not of our works {Romans 5 vs 1}, causing us to lack belief in the Truth that we have been perfected in His Sight not once, but forever {Hebrews 10 vs 14}, hence, giving us a mind that depicts God as mad and offended with us. That’s the deceitfulness of sin. Little wonder the Apostle Paul by the Spirit charged the Church to exhort themselves daily with the word of Grace, so that there should be none among them who is been condemned from the presence of God because of his sins. – Selah

‘Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.’ – Hebrews 3 vs 12 {KJV}

An evil heart of unbelief. Condemnation as a result of sin forms a heart of unbelief in a man, such heart that just cannot belief he is still accepted of God seeing the atrocities he has committed and do commits, he feels there are right standards he ought to have kept for his acceptance before God which he has unfortunately missed, and hence, he lives in doubts as to whether God can forgive him or accept him back, and this mind continually in him gradually takes him out of the way and covering of Grace, departing from the living God. Hence, the Apostle Paul charged the Church to take heed to their belief, lest this happens to any of them.

Child of God, I want you to know that there is no sin God is counting on you, there is no judgement waiting for you, on the Cross, God exhausted all of His wrath and anger for our sins on JESUS, and Jesus declared, IT IS FINISHED! Finished!!! No more judgement, no more rejection, you are accepted by God, no longer by your works of Righteousness, but by the Blood of HIS Dear Son Jesus. – Selah

‘Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,’ – 2 Timothy 1 vs 9

You see that? not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace. Not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and Grace. Now, this is a good hope. If the WORD says HE has saved you, then why can’t you accept you are saved? – Selah

‘Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.’ – Hebrews 7 vs 25

The part I love there is this; seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Now my question is this; If JESUS ever liveth to make intercession for us, in other words, if HE makes intercession for our sins for life, what sin is there that can take us to Hell? – Selah. I leave you to answer that for yourself.

Waow, this is a good hope. So I daily hold on to this hope, JESUS forever makes intercession for my sins, Glory to God! Therefore I am confident in Him, which causes me to Rejoice. You see that? That is what God expects from us, and exactly what He was communicating from our opening scripture. It says we should hold on to the hope firm unto the end, and this is the hope; That God has assuredly given us eternal life, and Christ Himself maketh intercession for all our sins forever, hence we are saved from the wrath to come. Hallelujah! What a hope, Glorious hope. – Selah. Hold on firmly to this hope Brother, hold on to it firmly Sister, God cannot lie! – Selah

God Bless You.
- Pastor Jenning Uweye

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