An Anchor for the Soul

The Certainty of God’s Promise

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:13-20

To me it has become the greatest blessing ever received, and in my mind, that anyone could ever receive; and that is to have been fastened to the Lord as one’s immovable anchor. Hallelujah!! 

While in prayer I had a vision of a huge cable fixing my heart to God, my Anchor, the thick cable was securely bound to the Anchor by golden steel twine and, in my vision I watched it, in brilliance being laced up around the thick cable that I was attached to, fusing my being to God the Father, the Immovable Anchor. There was a huge storm around me and I was being swept / pulled / torn off my feet by its power. The storm was tugging on me, relentlessly trying to rip me from my Anchor… I just prayed and continue to pray that my bond to my Lord and God, my Anchor remains secure.

Following continued prayers and contemplating the Lord’s greatest gift, praise God, I received from the Lord that nothing can ever separate us from the love of God and have come to realise that such hope, joy and security can be found in fully understanding this truth.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5 NKJV

Amazing Grace

Death through Adam, life through Christ

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:17-21
Was blind but now I see