butterfly on purple flowersI awoke up early one morning, around 3:45 a.m. My head was hurting and I was having trouble sleeping.

I got out of bed and went and sat in my recliner-rocker. After a while, I picked up my PDA thinking that I would read something in the Bible. When I opened up my Bible in my PDA, it was positioned at Hebrews chapter 10, verse 22. I started reading the verses and soon realized that God had given me a message for our Prayer and Study Group.

I knew that I had to get this message to all of you.

I pray that this message will touch your heart and soul as much as it did mine.

The message starts out understandably with the admonition to hold fast to our faith. Does that sound familiar?

The Admonition

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,” (Hebrews 10:22-26 KJV)

The Warning

“But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:” (Hebrews 10:27-28 KJV)

“Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29 KJV)

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31 KJV)

The Price

“But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.” (Hebrews 10:32-33 KJV)

Our Patience

“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” (Hebrews 10:35-37 KJV)

Our Faith

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”   (Hebrews 10:38-39 KJV)

—Darien

 

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