Holding on to what God Has Promised

“…We who have fled to him for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before us. Now we have this hope as a sure fast anchor of the soul…”(Hebrews 6:18-19).

faith to move mountainsWhat are you hoping for? By faith you hope, or hold onto what God has promised.  Hope is the anchor for your soul and is what keeps you stabilized when everything around you is unstable.

A good sea captain knows he must drop the anchor when he wants his boat to stay steady, anchored in a certain place.  We must throw out our anchor and to stay where God has placed us.

When things get tough, like Hebrews 6:18-19 says, we take refuge in Him.  We run to Him for strength and encouragement so we can stabilize and stay steady when things get tough.  When we run to Him, He teaches us how to remain steadfast.  As we obey His instructions, He strengthens and encourages us by His Spirit.  Take refuge in the Lord and you will be steadfast, unmovable, and anchored as you hold on and wait for what He has promised you.

Moving to the Big House

Now I say that an heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he is Lord of all.” Galatians 4:1

Living by FaithLike going to any new destination, you will need a vehicle to get you to the Father’s House; the only vehicle that will get you there is the vehicle of faith. It is by faith that we receive the promises of God.

And it’s only by faith that we enter into the Father’s House, the Big House where we receive our full inheritance.  By faith you take your rightful place as a son or daughter and a joint-heir with Christ.  As you read the Word and by faith receive the Word as Truth, you will find yourself dwelling in a new place, a higher place, high above the old life you once lived.

Galatians 4:1 says as long as we are children, we are as servants or as slaves, but when we put away the childish way of thinking—the old lies—we can by faith receive our identity and full inheritance.

Before faith, you are still a child—“thinking, feeling, and acting like a child”—living in the little house (I Corinthians 13:11).  Now is the time to get into the vehicle of faith and travel to the Father’s House, where your full inheritance awaits you.  You are no longer a servant or a slave; you have been redeemed and you are now an heir, a child of God, and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ.

“God sent forth His son… to redeem them that were under the law, that they might receive the adoption of sons. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 4:4, 5, 7)

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.  For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!” (Romans 8:14-15, Amplified).