Hebrews 10:22 – 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.
This is a very needful and good thing for each of us to do.
Psalms 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
The closer we get the cleaner we become.
We have been washed because of His mercy
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Being near to Him is more than just paying lip service
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Humility is necessary to draw close
James 4:7-10 – 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Only God can create a clean heart
Stop trying and start allowing
This cleansing is necessary for our final delivery
Ephesians 5:26-27 – That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Let Us Hold Fast
Do not let someone else get your reward –
Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Be well grounded in the scriptures and in your faith.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
Our hope is in things to come – Don’t lose hope
Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Remember, God is the one who keeps you, so do not let go.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
God is faithful even when we fail –
- We are called to fellowship
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
I John 1:3-4 – 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
- HE WILL DO IT. Your future is totally secure – Live like it!!
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
- He secured you before the world was even created – Think about how secure you are.