2017-06-08 / Worship

We must continue in our faith

By REV. FICKLEN GUIN
(Hebrews 6: 11-20)

Once the Gospel message of Salvation is presented unto us, and we hear the truth of the message and accept the message in a personal manner, God will give to us His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Saviour from our sins by the power of God’s Holy Spirit when we ask God’s forgiveness and repent of our sins.

We call this being Born Again. The Pharisee, Nicodemus, came to Jesus and said, “Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.” (John 3:2)

Then Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) Nicodemus said, “How can these things be?” (John 3:9)

But these things can be because God has given to us Jesus, His only begotten Son to be our Saviour from our sins if we will accept Jesus and believe in Him to save us.

Hebrews 6:11 says, “And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end.” God has given to us this hope when He gave to us His Son, Jesus Christ.

In the Old Testament God gave a similar hope to Abraham through his son Isaac, a son of promise. This was done because Abraham believed that he could swear by no greater than Jehovah God.

God made a promise to Abraham, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.” (verse 14) And Abraham, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise because God blessed him to be the physical earthly father of all mankind.

Spiritually God has given to all of us an eternal hope in Jesus Christ, God’s Son. In the New Testament, God sent his angel, Gabriel, to a virgin, Mary, liken unto the Old Testament angel God sent to Abraham and made a promise for the benefit of mankind. Gabriel said to Mary, “Fear not Mary; for thou hast found favor with God.” Both situations are similar, Old Testament Abraham and New Testament Mary in conversation with God’s special angel bringing to making God’s promise of salvation, one physical and the other spiritual, but both connected through mankind’s physical and spiritual lives.

Hebrews 6:17 says, “Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed by an oath.” (verse 17) “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” (verse 19) This was accomplished when God made Jesus a High Priest for mankind’s spiritual life in Heaven, which begins on earth.

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