From Daniel's Desk on 1/23/20
My Title: The FULL Assurance of Hope
My Verse: 1
"Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God."
WE NEED TO GROW UP. - Listen, this is serious business. I you have been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, shared the Holy Spirit, and tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the age to come... HOW could you fall away! (There WILL be those that do, so PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the gospel truth that you have been taught!)
We will know them by their fruit - If you've heard God's voice and responded than you need to continually GROW in the Lord so that you will mature into producing GOOD fruit. When you see someone producing thorns and thistles (instructing people into false doctrine, or leading them away from the cross) you will know that they are headed for the WRATH of God. For God is NOT unjust, He will also not overlook your service and love you have shown for His name in serving the saints.
The best part about this is OUR HOPE STANDS ON and our FAITH is SURE IN the FACT and the TRUTH that GOD is UNCHANGING which means He CANNOT LIE AND it means by His very NATURE, He IS FAITHFUL. ALL of His promises have come true. We can HAVE FAITH in His FUTURE promises too. He IS coming back soon! So let's ACT LIKE IT.