SECURE

SECURE 8-13-17

John 10:28-29 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (29) My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

I began to think about all the uncertainty in the world currently. The escalation of tensions with North Korea and the possibility of Chinese involvement. The stock market dropped around 30 points when President Trump first issued a warning to North Korea. It seems like there is pessimism every way you turn. Some are celebrating the coming solar eclipse while others are warning that it is the coming of God’s judgment on America. I don’t know about all of that but the one thing I do know is that my name is written in the Lamb’s Book Of Life and I rest securely in the confidence “and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day (2 Timothy 1:12).”

I am not trying to get on anyone’s theology, that is between you and God. The bible does speak 11 times of our “everlasting life” and another 4 times of “life everlasting”. It also speaks 4 times of “life eternal” and another 26 times of “eternal life”. The requirement? Just believe in him and repent of your sins. Romans 10:9-10 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” It really is that easy. The bible speaks 5 times of anyone having to come humble as a “little child” in order to enter heaven. The main focus I want to look at is the peace, contentment, and security we have in him as children of God. Do you realize that, although we do, we don’t have to worry about any of our needs? In Matthew 6 he is teaching his disciples and tells them concerning food and raiment that their “heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all of these things (verse 32).” That is security.

Moses told the children of Israel in Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge.” In 2 Samuel 22:1-4, “David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: (2) And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; (3) The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (4) I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” He then goes on to talk about times “when the waves of death” and “sorrows of hell” compassed him about and in his distress that he cried and God heard. Talk about security! The word refuge means shelter or protection from danger, a place of shelter, protection, or safety, and anything to which one has a recourse for aid, relief, or escape. That kind of sums up our God doesn’t it? Psalms 9:9 says that he is “a refuge for the oppressed” and also for the poor in Psalms 14:6. Psalms 46:1 says :”God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalms 57:1 says we have a refuge “in the shadow of thy wings”. Psalms 59:16 says he has been our “defence and refuge in the day of trouble.” Psalms 62:7 says “In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.” Psalms 62:8 says he is strong. In 142:5 he is “my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.” Isaiah 25:4 said “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”Jeremiah 16:9 said he is our” fortress and my refuge in the day of affliction.”

I could go on and on and still not scratch the surface of how secure we are in God. We know this is all true because Hebrews 6:18 says it is “impossible for God to lie.” John 3:16 says “for God so loved the world that he gave…” He gave! We didn’t earn it, don’t deserve it, couldn’t buy it, aren’t worthy of it, but still he gave. He gave his only begotten Son; the best that heaven had, and his Son gave his life to pay the penalty for our sins and reconcile us back to God. Not only that, but when his Son left to go back to the Father, he left with a promise to come back to get those that are looking for him that where he was, we could be also. He is a healer, teacher, preacher, counsellor, friend that sticketh closer than a brother, a Father to the fatherless, a mother to the motherless, peace maker and peace giver, and when no man cared for our soul; he will. He don’t see us as others do by looking on our outward appearance; he looks on the intent of the heart. He hears our cry in distress and inclines his ear to the sound of our voice. In 2 Chronicles 16:9 the bible says “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…” Jonah said “Where shall I flee from the presence of the Lord?” We never get out of his sight and nothing is hid from him and he know all things. In 1 John 1:9 he is our advocate because we are guilty. In John 4 he is a well of living water springing up inside of us. In John 6:35 he is the “bread of life.” In John 10:9 he is our door by which we can enter. In Hebrews, he is our anchor within the veil. In 1 Corinthians 15:28, he is our “all in all.”

Well, I hope this has been a blessing to you that read it. It sure was a blessing to me to write it. I guess there are sometimes we just need to be reminded exactly who he is and what we have in him. We are secure in him. Have a blessed day in the Lord!!!

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