When Conditions Change – Reset Your Anchor
He’s no respecter of persons. I set my hope that he watches over his word to perform it. So my hope is set in what he said, not what I want. I hope I’m helping somebody. I see some people taking notes. You’re the ones that’s going to benefit from this.
Here’s what’s going to happen. You’ve got to set this anchor. So you set it, but how do Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we know after you set it if you’re a seed person.
Sometimes while you’re out there on the water, conditions can change. If you set the anchor this way, and the wind’s blowing this way. If the wind would happen to shift and began to blow from the other direction, now it begins to move your boat this way.
What can happen as you come over on this side and begin to pull against the anchor, the anchor that’s set this way begins to pop up and now this anchor will drag and it will not hold you, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
So sometimes when conditions change, you have to reset your anchor. You had situations or conditions change in what you are believing God for.
That I was going this way and I was set on this, then all of a sudden conditions change. What happens when conditions change? You reset your anchor. You get back in the word again. You reset on what God’s promised you. You pull back up a scripture. You pull back up what God promised you, and you reset them again and say, I’m believing what God says.
This is what Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we have, but notice what happens about this. The set is resetting the anchor. It is an anchor to our soul, both sure and steadfast.
It’s an anchor of the soul. What is our soul? It is our mind, our will, and our emotions. So this anchor, our hope, is an anchor to our soul. It’s an anchor to my mind, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
When my thoughts begin to pull me in different directions. My hope is an anchor that holds me steady. It is my will when I don’t feel like I have the will to keep on going.
My hope is an anchor to my soul. It’s an anchor to my will when I want to quit and give up because it’s been too long or it’s been too hard. Then my anchor, my hope, holds me in place.
When you’re out there boating and you want to stop and you want to fish, you drop an anchor because you don’t want to move from this place.
Feelings and Emotions Will Tell Us to Pull Anchor – Stay Steadfast
You’ve decided this is where I want to stay. So, you drop anchor and you say, I don’t want to be moved off this spot. So I drop anchor because I want this anchor to hold me here.
This is where I’ve decided to stay on our same thing in our relationship and our walk with God. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we make choices where Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we decide to stay on what Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re going to believe.
Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we have to drop our hope, our anchor of hope in that spot and say, I will not be moved. I’m not going to be moved into confusion.
I will not be moved up and listen to fear. I’m going to hold because this is the anchor to our soul, our mind, our thoughts, our will and our emotions. How many know that our feelings can cause us to pull our anchor?
Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we can be so solid. I am securely anchored. I’m not moving today, then feelings come and all of a sudden Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we change. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re saying, I believe God to the death.
Peter says, if everyone leaves you, Jesus I will stay with you even to the death. Then a little girl says, “Hey, uh, aren’t you one of the disciples?” “No, I’m not one of the disciples now!” What happened? Fear hit him. All of a sudden he pulled up his anchor.
Emotion can cause us to pull up our position and drift, and Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we begin to drift with where the wind is taking us. Look what it says though, this anchor of hope, is both sure and steadfast. Both sure and steadfast, which enters the presence behind the veil.
This anchor, this hope that you have, the hope that you have. In what the hope you have in what God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Huh? He’s no respecter of person and he’s honored. He’s got an oath to his word. He tells the truth. My hope is in that.
So now this anchor is sure and steadfast. I will not be moved. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we just sang that, but notice what happens. It enters into the presence behind the veil.
This seems like a just a frivolous thing to throw in there. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we’re talking about anchors and boating and water and now Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we throw in presence and veil, what does that mean? Mt. Carmel Illinois Church well, because the original temple consisted of an outer court and inner court and a Holy of Holies and the Holy of Holies was separated by a veil from top to bottom.
Most scholars believed that this veil was 30 feet high because the room, the Holy of Holies, was supposed to be 30 by 30 by 30. 30 length, 30 wide, 30 tall.
This veil covered all of that. It’s a huge veil, 30 feet long, and in the Holy of Holies. It’s where the presence of God would only come and manifest on one day a year to one person, the high priest.
I can’t imagine what that was like for the presence of God never to come and touch your heart.
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