“Holding Unswervingly to the Hope We Profess!”
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25
The writer of the book of Hebrews, which I believe to be the Apostle Paul, is urging the TRUE BELIEVERS to HOLD UNSWERVINGLY to the HOPE they PROFESS. It is believed that the Church that he was writing to might have been facing persecution, and there was an URGENT need for concern and warning for the TRUE BELIEVERS to stand STRONG in their FAITH and NOT to waiver.
Paul was not only concerned for their welfare, but for their FAITH in GOD and His promises. There is STRENGTH in numbers, and Paul encouraged the TRUE BELIEVERS to find ways to encourage each other to carry out love and good deeds, and to not give up meeting together---and all the more as they saw the Day, the RETURN of Christ, approaching.
Friends, I fear we are facing some of the most PERILOUS times for the TRUE BELIEVERS that we have ever faced, in the history of our nation. The elections are quickly approaching, and word is out of one of our candidate’s feelings towards the Catholics and the Evangelicals, and also her view concerning the beliefs of the Christians in regard to abortion, suggesting that they denounce their belief of the right to life, even to the point of making it a law. PEOPLE, WAKE-UP, OUR RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS are eroding and we are going to lose our rights to WORSHIP and SERVE God the way He has intended us to do, if we don’t take a stand and VOTE our CONVICTIONS. We as God’s Children must be TRUE and FAITHFUL to His laws. We must draw CLOSE to Him and seek His face. HE IS OUR ONLY HOPE.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to Him, then you are a part of His enemies. You do not belong to His family, but are living a sinful life, in a sinful world. One, in which, God will bring JUDGMENT and a RAGING FIRE that will consume His enemies. (v. 27) It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God. But He is giving you the opportunity NOW, to come to Him, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TRUE BELIEVER, HELPING to PROTECT our RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!