Hold Fast the Confession

I’m pleading with most to take a good look inside and tell me what you see. Is Jesus Christ Lord in your life?

The Father’s heart is stirring in me to speak and bring attention that many do not hold fast their confession. They put a bow on it and put it in a box. It’s a showpiece to bring out. An heirloom to remember. An experience from long past that has dimmed and tarnished. It’s even hard for them to recall and so they’ve placed it neatly on the shelf of their heart with other reminders when it should have prominent placement and with them daily so that the zeal for the Lord and His mission they would partake in every instance to proclaim and profess Jesus Christ.

Both spoken and written are prophetic messages that would stir your heart, turn that flicker into a flame, and possibly restore your faith to one that stands out for Jesus rather than fits in. Don’t compromise, Saints! To get from God, you’ll need to give up some stuff—and I don’t mean material things, although that would be beneficial to get your desire off small idols that may be a hindrance to your spiritual growth.

God is speaking.

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They {Believers in 2017} have succumbed to the way of thinking that this okay and pleasing in my sight—when I revile such behavior, to pollute my people with lies and garbage. They have given way to modern ways {teaching, methods, and habits} when the ancient paths are good and true and right. They have succumbed to the plague of wanting more and living more. There’s no contentment just to be and listen to the Holy Spirit. To be in His presence to receive. They want lights, cameras, videos to stimulate, but there’s no change. It’s all an empty experience. They shout. They cry. They even confess, but there’s no change. They have sold out for something that’s worldly and familiar in the church and forsaken the ancient paths that are right, true and good.

We are to hold fast our faith and the ancient paths for they are pure and pleasing to the Father.

Thus says the Lord: 

“Stand in the ways and see, 
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, 
And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. 
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 
Jeremiah 6:16

Qualities of a Sound Church
Titus 2:2-10 
But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back, not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

Hold Fast Your Confession
Hebrews 10:19-25
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, 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 confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Life Application Study Bible:
The Most Holy Place ("the Holiest") in the temple was sealed from view by a veil (10:20). Only the high priest could enter this holy room, and he did so only once a year on the Day of Atonement when he offered the sacrifice for the nation's sins. But Jesus' death removed the curtain, and all believers may walk into God's presence at any time (see also 6:19, 20).

We have significant privileges associated with our new life in Christ: (1) we have personal access to God through Christ and can draw near to him without an elaborate system (10:22); (2) we may grow in faith, overcome doubts and questions, and deepen our relationship with God (10:23); (3) we may enjoy encouragement from one another (10:24); (4) we may worship together (10:25).

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