It is not God’s will that
we have doubts about his will, his calling, his word and his power to save a
soul and keep them saved as he has promised, “unto the day of his
appearing”. Many sincere believers
battle this. It’s terrible to be
insecure and God is not in it! It is God’s
will the we be free from false doctrines regarding his promise of eternal
One desire of my ministry
is to resolve doubt. One of Daniel’s
gifts was resolving doubt. The king
said, “Daniel resolving doubt is in you.”
I enjoy seeing God turn on the light in the life of people.
Some may say, “Preacher, what about Hebrews 6:1?” This is where we leave the school of the Law of Moses, the law of do’s and do nots, and go on to the school of Christ. That is the school of perfection in which Christ has accomplished in verses 5 and 6 where we read the words, “they and themselves”
Get this! All scripture is profitable, even warning scriptures. We must
let the Holy Spirit direct us. First let’s ask, who was the book of Hebrews written
to? In Hebrews 1:1 we read, who is their
fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Jewish people. These people lived in AD
63-64 and there is no indication that these people were saved. There is
indication that they had mental accent, they believed Jesus was the Messiah, but
not the savior. They came to the temple and
followed the requirement of the Mosaic law, (works). They were good people but
they were not saved people. Some think
they were saved but fell away. But this
scripture says it’s impossible; listen – Christians may fall away, but they can
come back to Lord. There is no such
thing as a believer going too far for God to forgive them and restore them back
into fellowship with him.
These people in Hebrews
were enlightened. That means they knew more about something
(Jesus), they tasted, but did not drink him in.
Jesus said if any man thirst let him taste? No, he said, “let him drink”. To the woman at well, Jesus said whosoever
drinks this water, not taste the water. Verses-7-8 The
ones that taste are the ones who received blessing from God: He is saying
your end is to be burned, so your end is coming close. Verse 9 BUT, (beloved),
in 1 John 1 they are not called beloved, but in 1 John 2 they are called beloved. In 1 John 2 for the first time he uses the
word “we”. There are obscure passages of scripture in the bible and
there are clear passages of scripture. Never
allow the obscure to rob you of the joy of clear passages.
In John 10:27-30 we read
the words, Shall NEVER parish, Gk = You may, never, no way, never ever, cannot,
no way. No one can take us out of the
hand of Jesus. I am secure in Jesus and nothing can touch me without touching
Jesus. I’m in Jesus’ and God’s hands,
that’s how safe we are. Nowhere does a passage contradict this clear statement
of our Lord.
Hebrews 6:10-18 See your, ye, ye saints, we, you, ye – God made a promise
to Abraham, and because God could swear by no greater name, he swore by
himself, saying, Surely blessing
I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. God issued
a sworn oath verse 18 That because
of two immutable things for those in Christ Jesus have nothing to fear.so, rejoice
in the faith because it is impossible for God to lie. We might have a strong faith.
Why would someone want to keep you insecure? We should have less faith in man’s
reasoning than God’s reasoning.
In the Old Testament
Joshua ordained 6 cities of refuge, no one could touch those who fled to a
refuge city that was run by priest, they ran from the avenger of Blood. Like us, they found refuge in Jesus. To lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Like many of us they had a weak faith but strong blessing Verse 19 nothing can
remove you from him, verse 20. Heb 6 we
see two impossibilities 1. To renew, 2. God’s promise to keep you and bless
you. The first was man’s impossibility and the second is God’s ability.
We are in the school of
life and it does not give assignments.
It’s the school of life Christ uses to transform us. Gal. 3 says did you receive the holy spirit
by the works of the law or by hearing of faith.
Paul is talking to unperfect people.
Does God work miracles by hearing law or works of faith?
We come to him boldly, not
like an abused person, God wants you to know all judgement for his children is
gone, there is now no condemnation for those is Christ Jesus. People bring up passages that you can lose
your salvation. Always remember context
has priority over text. Take text out of
context and you end up with the word “con”. God gives a blessed assurance and
strong boldness to come into him. We are
his family. If you find a child who is afraid to come to their parents you will
find that almost always that child has been abused.
Some want to make people think
they can lose their salvation and it is actually a means to control them. Only those who are secure in Jesus can rest
well. Get this! Joy and insecurity
It is God’s desire for you
that you have security, and come to him boldly; all the judgement is past, all
that is in front of you is hope. Every
passage I have examined where people try to prove you can lose your salvation,
they take text out of context.
Wrong belief will always fail
you. If you have security there is
comfort and blessed assurance. God loves
you, accepts you and He is on your side.
I am against sin and I am for repentance and faith.
Some say what about Hebrews
10:26-29, that it is called an obscure passage, John 3:16 is certain clarity
and is a clear passage.
Jesus said I give them eternal
life and they will never perish. Never in the original language means you will
never, never. perish or else Jesus lied. Some think God is on their side until
the next sin. John 3:16 says who-so-ever,
are you a who-so-ever?
Do you know the salvation
that is in Christ Jesus, the salvation that is eternally secure? Not because you’re good, not because you’ve
joined the church and been baptized, not because of any good you have
done. The salvation in Christ comes to
us by acknowledging that we have sinned and we accept that Jesus paid our sin
debt on the cross and we accept him as our personal savior.