Full Assurance of Hope
God does not forget your labor and Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we desire that each one of you show the same diligence, that energy and effort, that focus, that eagerness, to get to the place of full assurance of hope. You’re filled up and overflowing with hope.
This is what Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re about, getting filled up in, over overflowing with hope until the end. That you do not become sluggish, spiritually lazy, and just start saying whatever happens will happen. No, you’re not like that. You imitate those (certain people) who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
When God made a promise to Abraham because he could Mt. Carmel Illinois Church swear by no one greater. He swore by himself saying, surely blessing, I will bless you and multiply. I will multiply you.
After I say after he had patiently endured after Abraham had exercised internal and external control, influence and power Mt. Carmel Illinois Church over resistance, opposition and temptation. After he had learned to do that, he was now strong enough.
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Does anybody remember the message from last Mt. Carmel Illinois Church week? Anybody? I’m getting crickets. I preached this sermon last Mt. Carmel Illinois Church week on YouTube.
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I’m just kidding. He wasn’t here. I’m just messing with you. People are like, “Oh my goodness, Mt. Carmel Illinois Mt. Carmel Illinois Church. What’s this fight? It’s patiently enduring.
It’s not about avoiding resistance and opposition. It’s about allowing it to strengthen us. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re going to be strengthened for the promise for men, indeed. Here’s where Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re going to start.
Verse 16, for men in deed, sMt. Carmel Illinois Church wear by the greater and an oath for confirmation is for them and end of all dispute. Here’s Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re going to start today.
This is Mt. Carmel Illinois Church week Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re talking about being anchored by hope. Verse 16, here’s what he’s talking about. He says, for men or women, for human beings, they would do this.
God Put an End to all Dispute in our Heart
They would Mt. Carmel Illinois Church swear by something greater than themselves and then they would give an oath for confirmation which would end all dispute.
Now, what’s a dispute? A dispute is a disagreement. A disagreement between Mt. Carmel Illinois Church different opinions or contradictory thoughts. So you can have different opinions about something. I see it this way. You see it that way. I feel this way.
You feel that way. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we have ourselves a dispute. How do you settle a dispute? You how only settle the dispute when you come to an agreement or you reach a settlement Mt. Carmel Illinois Mt. Carmel Illinois Church. What is a settlement?
A settlement is where both parties that disagree on something choose to agree on one thing. It doesn’t mean they all got everything that they wanted, but they chose to come into an agreement.
So there was dispute, but Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we choose to come into agreement. It says here that this oath of confirmation was an end of all disputes.
In other words, it’s settled. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we agree. Keep this in your heart. I’m building something. You’ll need this in just a moment.
It’s an end of all dispute. Once Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we have an end of all dispute, there’s no differing thoughts anymore. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we come into agreement in all dispute. So now, thus God, because men did this because they said, “Hey, if I’ll give an oath, then it’s going to end all disputes.” So God’s okay. I want to end some dispute in your heart.
God wants to end all dispute in our hearts. He knows that there’s contradictory voices and opinions going on in our heads all the time. He knows Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we hear voices.
He knows Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we have all kinds of feelings pulling us this way and that back and forth. He knows that’s going on. So he says, I want to end all dispute in your heart. That’s God’s desire. He is not the author of confusion. He’s not wanting us to be tossed around all the time, stressed out and filled with anxiety because Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we don’t know what to do.
He says, I want to end all dispute in your heart. He says, “Thus God determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise, the immutability of his counsel confirmed it by an oath.”
Now let’s look at that. Number one, what’s the heirs of the promise or the promise? It’s not everybody. I wish I could say it was everybody because it’s not everybody. I have to be honest. Sometimes Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we want the benefits of the promise without becoming heirs in our society. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we want to have everybody win a trophy.
Sorry, was that too harsh? You’re so good. No, you didn’t win, give me the trophy back. You didn’t win anything. You’re on the team. Some parents are like, man, you’re so hard. I’m just saying, the Bible says everybody runs a race, but not everybody wins.
Run in such a way that you win, so that’s God determining to show more abundant the heirs of the promise. The heirs of the promise are those who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and savior.
The Bible says that you are Abraham’s. If you are in Christ, you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. How do I become an heir of the promise?
Is it because I want it? No. When I become part of Christ, and when I give my heart to Jesus, when I belong to him, now I become an heir of the promise. So that’s what he’s talking about.
The Immutability of God: He Never Changes
God determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise, the immutability. Immutability. I just like saying that word immutability. Immutability just rolls off the tongue, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church. Immutability. Immutability.
I don’t like to enunciate words a lot in my normal everyday vernacular. It’s just this the way I talk. Immutability forces me to enunciate every syllable.
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