Summary: There is good news in the midst of the storm. We have a BLESSED ASSURANCE. There is an invitation THE BRIDE SAYS: COME. There is good news if you choose. We do not have to panic.
GOOD NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU CHOOSE. BLESSED ASSURANCE
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Sing the song: BLESSED ASSURANCE by Fannie Cosby.
EVER THINK ABOUT THE SECURITY? LOOK AT THE SECURITY OF A BANK SAFE? WE HAVE SOMETHING MORE SECURE: where the thieves, moths, rust and can devour.
There is a door locked to the outside if not banking hours. There is a very thick safety door to the vault. There is another locked glass door to allow entrance. Then each safety deposit box requires two keys, a bank employee has a key, then the individual has a key. We feel secure? God has a plan to TRUST HIM NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
The question is clear… DO WE TRUST GOD ENOUGH TO COMMIT TO HIM?
2 Timothy 1:12 (NLT2) That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.
LIFE IS ABOUT CHOICES. WILL WE SURRENDER OUR WILL AND PLANS TO THE DIVINE WILL OF AN ALMIGHTY GOD? GOD SEARCHES NOT FOR PERFECT PEOPLE BUT HE SEARCHES OUR HEARTS FOR THE MOTIVE.
God is much more than a fire escape out of hell. Good people learn to delight and obey God’s laws and the law is not grievous.
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Psalm 37:23 (NLT2) The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. 24 Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. 25 Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. 26 The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing. 27 Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever.
GOD’S LAW, WRITTEN AND LEGALLY BINDING IS GOD NEVER ABANDONS HIS PEOPLE NO MATTER WHERE OR WHAT LIFE BRINGS UPON US.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
WE NEED A GREATER REVELATION OF WHO JESUS IS. DEEPER, DEEPER --- MORE, MORE ABOUT JESUS. WE CAN FIND THE GREATER THAN…
My Mom wanted us to learn how to swim. But she dared us to get near the water until we learned to swim? That does not make sense to me. We lived in Oliver Springs and we caught the bus to Oak Ridge where there was an olympic size public pool. I was so afraid of the water. Don’t splash me! After several days we were there with my feet in the water. A mom took a little boys diaper off and put swimming trunks on him. She threw him in the water and he swam out to the deck in the deep water.
I was so ashamed of myself and the fear of the water. I started praying and confessing my sins just in case I drown that day. I was in the 7th grade and I feared the water and God. I stepped back, and back until I was 15 feet from the water and I started running and jumped into the water. It was ankle deep, I severely scraped my face and chest on the concrete bottom. The lifeguards blew their whistles and made everyone get out of the water and they took me to the first aid stand and painted me red with mercurochrome. The life guard told me no digging in the kidding pool. I was so ashamed. IT APPEARS YOU CAN’T SWIM IN ANKLE DEEP WATER.
EZEKIEL HAD A LESSON ABOUT GOING DEEPER AND DEEPER IN THE LIVING WATER… near the altar was ankle deep water, we are talking more than swimming, more about SPIRITUAL DEPTH. Near the altar was the comfort zone of ANKLE DEEP safety. BUT EZEKIEL KNEW THERE WAS MORE DEPTH TO THE PLAN OF GOD.
Ezekiel 47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.