Thursday, March 17, 2016

"Two Things That Can Never Be Changed"

“Two Things That Can Never Be Changed”


For men swear by something greater than themselves, and for them a confirming oath ends every dispute.  Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.          Hebrews 6:16-18



When God made His PROMISE to Abraham He made it in His own name since there is NO ONE greater than He.  This action SECURED the promise that was made.   After Abraham was very patient, he was given what God had PROMISED.


Whenever there was an argument that needed to be settled, the people would make an OATH or VOW by using the name of someone or something greater than themselves.   So when God wanted to prove to the people that His PROMISE to them could NOT be broken, He made an OATH.  


One thing that God cannot do is tell lies.  So His PROMISES and OATHS can NEVER be CHANGED!  What is the implication for God’s Children, the TRUE BELIEVERS, today?  Whenever we run to Him for refuge, His PROMISES should provide STRONG encouragement to take hold of the HOPE that is right in front of us.


The PROMISE in His Word, which is TRUTH, says: “My sheep know my voice, and I know them.  They follow me, and I give them eternal life, so that they will NEVER be lost.  No one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father gave them to me, and He is GREATER than all others.  No one can snatch them from His hands, and I am one with the Father.”   (John 10:27-30)   What an AWESOME promise that can NEVER be CHANGED!  That should cause EVERY TRUE BELIEVER to HOLD FAST to the HOPE that is ever before us.  It should produce in us STRONG encouragement to embrace the HOPE that God has PROMISED and SEALED with His OATH. 


Are you a TRUE BELIEVER?  Have you given your HEART and LIFE to God?  If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to Him, then you have NO HOPE.  You are lost and on your way to spending an eternity in Hell, the place of TORMENT.  But God, in His loving MERCY and GRACE is extending to YOU, the invitation to change your destination, and to come to Him for REFUGE, and HOPE for an eternity in HEAVEN, you do that by:  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 experience His UNCHANGING PROMISES, and take HOLD of the HOPE that is right in front of you.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!



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