Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Prevailing Word: Certainty in an uncertain world

20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed Acts 19:20 KJV

....For I will hasten My word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12b MEV

 During times of crisis, uncertainty, fear, and anxiety abound in the hearts and minds of the masses. Hope seems to be drowned out by the constant bombardment of negative reports and fear-based projections. People's outlook on life can turn to gloom and not joyful expectancy. In the midst of this, there is hope.

 The prevailing Word of God reveals to us who God is and what He's done for us and how we can overcome in this life. The Word reveals to us that there is something we can hold fast to. That there are things that are certain and secure even in uncertain times. Let's examine those things now.

God's Love

 The Love of Almighty God is sure and steadfast. His Love is something that we can always trust in and find rest and comfort and hope in.  

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35 MEV

Love never fails...1 Corinthians 13:8a MEV

God's Love is never failing and always a sure thing. His love for us never weakens, wanes or falls short. We can walk in assurance and certainty and have bold confidence because of His love.

God's Word

God's Word is assured and never failing. His Word is truth. His Word cannot fail. His Word prevails over anything this world system or the enemy can scheme and devise. 

17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. John 17:17 MEV


Our Righteousness in Christ is eternal and unshakeable. It is irrevocable. Once you've received the Righteousness of Christ it's yours for eternity. Our right standing with God is based on Jesus Finished Work, not ours. Righteousness means we are divinely accepted and approved.

 This acceptance and approval is not fleeting or temporary. It is eternal. It is sure and steadfast. No matter the situation, the circumstance, or what is happening in the world, our Righteousness in Christ is a surety and remains steadfast. 

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

29 For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 MEV

Our Salvation

Have you received Jesus as your Savior? Did you simply put your trust in Him, that is Jesus? Then here is some good news, you're eternally saved and secure. 

 30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30 NLT

12 And he has entered once and forever into the Holiest Sanctuary of All, not with the blood of animal sacrifices, but the sacred blood of his own sacrifice. And he alone has made our salvation secure forever! Hebrews 9:12 TPT

 And God has reserved for his children the priceless gift of eternal life; it is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And God, in his mighty power, will make sure that you get there safely to receive it because you are trusting him. It will be yours in that coming last day for all to see. 1 Peter 1:4-5 TLB

 No message seems to stir up more controversy than that of the eternal security of the believer. Yet I can't see why so many fight such a glorious truth of redemption. Many claim we can lose our salvation or forfeit it. Salvation isn't based upon our doing. We did nothing to deserve salvation, we did nothing to earn salvation, we did nothing to merit eternal life, yet it seems man believes we can undo what only Christ could accomplish.

 Eternal life was purchased for us by the Finished Work of Jesus. Christ shed His Blood for us thus procuring our eternal redemption. This redemption is eternal and forever secure because Christ's Blood paid the price in full. Christ Blood is not like the blood of bulls and goats. No, His Blood is precious Blood that washed away the sins of man. Nothing of man or the enemy can cross that Blood line.

 When we believed we were born again. We are born again of incorruptible seed. This seed is imperishable. Which means it is eternal in duration. It is not capable of perishing. We are born again for eternity. 

In summation, we can have certainty in these uncertain times. We have His Love, His Word, His Righteousness, and our eternally secure salvation that are more than enough. They are all sure and steadfast. We can walk in bold confidence in our relationship with God. We can walk in triumphant victory. What we have in Christ and because of Christ is a sure thing. 

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