Gospel Assurance


Genesis 23:4 ** “I (Abraham) am a foreigner and a visitor (sojourner) among you. Give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”

 Sarah, the wife of Abraham, died at the age of 127 years in Kirjath Arba (Hebron) in the land of Canaan. Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her; but had no place to bury her. However, our Lord always provides for faithful servants and good neighbors. Therefore, the field and the cave that is in the land of Canaan were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth, the Hittite (Genesis, Chapter 23).

Sarah was the beginning mother of the Good News (Gospel) of the soon coming Kingdom of the family of God. She gained her assurance into the coming Kingdom as being joined as one with Abraham, the father of what we know in this age as the Gospel.  Abraham gained his Gospel Assurance into the coming Kingdom, for he believed in the Lord (Genesis 15:6) and this accounted it to him in righteousness. Belief as Abraham means doing the will of Father God in obedience of the Good News of instruction. Abraham even trusted in God’s will to sacrifice his only son with the belief Father God would raise him from the dead. This belief, faith, work and action is symbolic of the work, faith and action of God’s only son, the Lamb who preached and clarified the entire Word, the Holy Bible. Christ preached the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12), clarifying Psalm 34:15-18, saying, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and HIS ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them, HE delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”.    

The Lord knows the future of all HIS creation. The righteous are given protection and safety for continuation of doing HIS will.  He will lead us along the narrow sheep path with eternal peace within the Good News of the coming Kingdom. Along the way, HE will help us end strive, evil, hate and complaints with a trust which only HE can provide. Even now HE will help his righteous believers and faithful doer of HIS words of love which is the true doorway into the Kingdom of God.

Sadly, this world continues to be hypnotized by the roar of rock music within many churches that numerous listeners came forward at altar call which has no bible basis. Experiments at various college labs have demonstrated that hard rock music played to termite colonies caused them to enter into a chewing frenzy at double their normal rate of destructive chewing. The adversary of our God and current god of this evil world fully understands how to corrupt the minds of our Lord’s creation. Loud hypnotizing music takes the mind of people away from gentle persuasion, love and worship of the one God. This was preached consistently by the Messiah, Y’shua Christ Jesus and firstborn son of God.  The entire law of the Ten Commandments is the law of love and not the law of hate as the rebellion of mankind against our One God blossoms out of control.    

Acts 3:25-26 ** “You are sons of the prophets (heirs), and of the covenant (law) which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, “And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed (Genesis 12:3).”  **The beloved Doctor Luke filled the Gospel of Luke and Acts with lessons of life and role models of faith. These are believers who challenged believers to incorporate faith into action. Luke continued with the words of the Apostle Peter, saying, “To you first, God, having raised up HIS Servant Jesus, sent HIM to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” ** The greatest Servant of all Jesus was announced by the Good News of Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15). Moses reminded the congregation that “HIM you will hear”.  The Apostle Peter was recorded in Acts 3:23, saying, “And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet (Christ) shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.” ** Verse 19 states to all mankind, saying, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” **  

 I often find times of refreshing my soul with the presence of the Lord by regularly walking around isolated Gopher Tortoise Trail, glorifying my God in thanks and prayer each time I see different forms of beauty along the way.  Mankind can only draw nearer to God by embracing and enjoying the spiritual refreshment which comes from the Lord.  As long as man continues to cling to his favorite sins, he will never have the coming peace and glory of the Kingdom come which is heaven with forever peace. Sadly, most of mankind will never find their way home where the Lord awaits patiently with outstretched arms to receive the repenting keepers and doers of the law in faithful love.  A few faithful keepers and doers can be found in a nearby Church of God which keeps God’s commanded Sabbaths and High Holy days. Be baptized today by immersion as was Christ!

Psalm 114:7-8 ** Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters. ** As little lambs (symbolic for children of God) most people can visualize how an intimidating fierce football player becomes a daddy (abba) after the game. His little children strut joyously up to him and ask to be lifted up and hugged. The little child has the spirit of chario (khah’ee-ro) which is Greek for joy, be glad, rejoice and/or cheerful. The Apostle Paul frequently used this word in Greek, the international language of his era. ** “Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit……And to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call (Acts 2”38-39).”   Save yourself from this corrupt generation!  Be blessed till we meet again!