Blessed Assurance!

The old hymn says, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.” Do you have that Blessed Assurance that the song writer has written about in this hymn? This hymn was written in 1873 and I have a good hunch that Frances Cosby had just as many testing’s and trials as you and I have, if not more. But just by reading the words I can guarantee that the writer had a relationship with God. He knew that no matter what happened, no matter how hard the wind blew, no matter how rough the seas got he had a “Blessed Assurance,” because he knew God had already seen what was ahead and nothing was going to happen to him that his Heavenly Father had not already given his ok on.

Hebrews 6:19 & 20 tells us that we have an anchor. Read this, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” An anchor for our soul. What sweet words the writer penned. We don’t need to worry about our lives being blown around, tossed this way and that way by the enemy and his schemes. We have an anchor that, no matter what it looks like on the outside, is going to give us strength and hold fast for us! The line in our hymn says, “Oh what a foretaste of glory divine!” Why? Because we are an, “Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.” That simply means that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt where we are going to spend our eternity. We are going to Heaven and hang out with our Savior Jesus Christ and it is going to be fantastic! And the words, “Oh what a foretaste of Glory divine,” tells me that we can experience a little bit of that here on Earth. The joy, the peace, the love and all of the things that the Lord promises us don’t need to be somewhere in the future, we can have them and experience them here on earth! Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. If we can master these in our lives no matter what is happening, I think that we can have that “Foretaste of glory divine!” Let us now if we can do anything for you. Naomi and I sure love all y’all! -Pastor Steve