Hope and Truth
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; -- Hebrews 6:19
The journey from Egypt to the promise land was of a few days but because the Israelites could not fight the thoughts that came to their minds, that journey took about 40 years. This gives a true example of how important it is to fight our thoughts. Thoughts come from the input that is received knowingly or unknowingly into our minds. Thought are good if they help us grow or bad if they are out to destroy us. What is their purpose and where are they leading us to, is what should be given importance. For hope itself is a thought that keeps us anchored to receive our salvation in Christ.
Thus to be steadfast in spirit we need to keep the thought of hope of our salvation always active and alive in our minds.
Bad thought are like waves of the sea which try to un-anchor us from our salvation. When we get the truth of the Word of God in us we become aerodynamic and these waves have less effect on us. The more the truth gets into us the more aerodynamic we become and lesser the effect of the waves. Thus less the chances of us loosing our salvation are almost eliminated. Therefore it is said when we know the truth the truth shall make us free (John 8:32). That does not mean problems or temptations will not come, but that they will have little or no effect on us. It is the truth and the hope that keeps our ship anchored and floating.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Lord it is this hope that You have put into me by your victory over sin and death that I can live eternally. Lord by your Spirit reveal the truth in us that I may be able face the current of temptation and destruction that comes to get me. I ask this prayer in Jesus' Name. Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Hebrews 6:17-20 [AV]
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
John 8:32 [AV]
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
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