A Word From Hebrews

About a week ago I came on this scripture. It is nearly exact as to what I had been praying about a few moments before, during a hard time.  After I read these words they went through me like a shot and all I could do was sit and cry. My tears didn’t come from a moment of sadness, but from what I believe was  a true impartation from the Lord!

Ever since, I have been reading these words every day. I thought I would share them with you as they have such richness and value. Read them, consider them. There is much said in a such a few words. If you are struggling, in need of encouragement or confidence, here is your word, right from His own.

Hebrews 10

35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you  have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

37 “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”

39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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12 thoughts on “A Word From Hebrews

  1. Mkayla,

    I started reading a book about Endurance by John Piper the other night. Talking about the lives of William Wilberforce,(who lead Great Britain out of the slave trade), and lesser known Reformer by the name of Charles Simeon.

    This book hit home…it was written I beleive in 2002. One only has to look even briefly at the evening news, read the news online from whatever source, one only has to see the seemingly overwhelming amount of falsehoods, heresies, that are being widely promoted, and not fell, profoundlt feel, that we are swimming against powerful tides. And I do get disheartened and frustrated, and angry. Sometimes the worst thing we can do…is remain passive and silent, with the seemingly never ending attacks against orthodoxy, agaisnt the Personhood of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are warned promised even that these days will come…and these days are upon us. It won’t get “better”, in fact it will get far worse. Don’t lose hearts brethren…He that endurereth to the end shall be saved.

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  2. HI Mykala,
    As you know, the church I am attending has started to introduce the deceptive phrases of Bill Johnson. I fled a church that was invaded by Bethel and now it is happening again! I now look at it as an opportunity to shine the LIGHT! The scripture says many times we will be faced with trials and be shunned for holding to the truth.
    1 peter 2:21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
    I just printed your article on The Convergence of Bad Rivers,
    I am going to include it with my letter to withdraw membership from this church. Thanks again from me and everyone who reads your blog, your example strengthens.
    Acts 14:22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
    Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

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    • Kathleen, its been an honor to be included in your life, to pray with you and e-mail. I’ve received encouragement from you as well. Praise God for this is what believers are supposed to do for eachother. I do hope and pray your new pastor sees the truth. I know how hard it is to confront, even when it is done with the very best of intentions and in true love. The enemy wants nothing more than to divide us. Praise God the truth is found in His word and that He never fails us no matter the battle.

      Blessing to you my friend.

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  3. Mkayla,

    I recently updated a blogpage and was so encouraged by reading it again. I was struck by how it echoes here what you have written, even referencing the same scripture. I hope it blesses you.

    “We cannot face the darkness ahead without the bulwark of our position, that of being hidden in Christ from the foundation of the world, strengthening our hearts. It is a truly immovable place, as there we rest in that shining Cross, and in a Word that speaks from all eternity:

    “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him,
    for he shields him all day long,
    and the one the LORD loves rests
    between his shoulders.” (Deut. 33:12)

    Moses spoke these words to encourage Benjamin, who as a tribe would fall into grave sin, and become a remnant. But High Priest bore Benjamin’s sins into the Most Holy Place, and made atonement. For all who have fallen, even the Apostle who denied Him thrice, Jesus, the High Priest of Heaven, has prayed and made atonement for us. As we rest in His finished work, we who have been cleansed by His blood, and continue to be cleansed by His Word, can we really fall away? Oh to Him who is able to keep His beloved children, be all the glory, both now and forever! Oh, beloved of the Lord, do not cast away your confidence, it has great reward! Only hold the faithfulness of God.”

    You can read more here, http://thenface2face.wordpress.com/a-window-of-hope-the-glorious-reflection/.

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  4. Mkayla,

    The comment above makes no sense. I was trying to post before my husband and I left for a visit–I should have just waited for enough time. Please delete it, and post this instead:

    Pearse does write piercingly in his book about “The Heathenism of Worry”, and you can read that chapter from his book, “Christ’s Cure for Care”, online, here: http://www.onread.com/reader/141877–

    To set the context for Pearse’s comparison of the pagan Egyptians working in anxiety for their substinence, as opposed to the Israelites coming to a land of plenty that they had not worked to build or plant, I found this scripture helpful, from Deutoronomy 11:

    “For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it, like a garden of vegetables. But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, a land that the Lord your God cares for.”

    Our pastor taught on this verse this weekend, and it deepened my understanding of what Pearse was already writing so well about. I recommend reading the book in its entirety, it is only 120 edifying pages, well worth the effort, especially if you are tempted by anxiety, as I am.

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