Today’s Scrip-Bit 28 January 2020 Hebrews 10:23.

Hebrews 10:23.    ​Let us hold fast the profession (confession) of our faith (hope) without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised.)
 

There you have it friends – we’ve begun the beginning! In fact we’ve sailed through the first day of the week with flying colours! Glory Be! That means the remainder of it will be like child’s play! Glory Hallelujah! Give our great God thanks and praise for helping us to do all of that nuh, for without His help we can do nothing! Jesus said it right out loud: ‘I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.’ (John 15:5) Now He couldn’t get any clearer than that! 

And in keeping with all of that, here is a li’l piece from our One Year Book of Bible Promises with writings by Ruth Harms Calkin that solidifies it. It’s titled ‘Accept – Expect.’ Please pray with me: ‘My Father Empower me to accept All You have promised And to expect Every promised fulfilled. May I never forget How completely I am in your hands.’ Now that is something we’ll never forget if we’re wise and faithful to Almighty God! Remember, it’s He who gives us the opportunity to live the abundant life. 

That’s why the Good Book and the Bible Promise for that poem warns us: ‘Let us hold fast the profession (confession) of our faith (hope) without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised.)’  Yes my people, if you believe in God at all, the most important thing for you to believe is that He is faithful; keeps all of His promises; from Genesis to Revelation, there’s not one promise He’s made that He’s not kept! It’s strange how we can believe men, supposed experts, but the One who gives those experts the knowledge, we find it difficult to believe. 

And though I’m not an expert, you can believe me, (smile) because if there’s one thing I know about it’s the Lord’s faithfulness! Yuh think yuh read this Bit everyday through my own power? Not on yuh life! I couldn’t be writing it for some thirteen years now, every day, only missing a couple of days during that time, without His awesome faithfulness! He brought the idea to me, and like Sarah, I laughed, because back then I was totally incapable of doing it. And it’s only through my eventual surrender and His faithfulness, that we’ve reached this point. 

And if you don’t believe me, there are a whole lot of scriptures in the Lord’s Word that continually verify His awesome faithfulness. Let’s look at some of them nuh, so we can build our own faithfulness in Him. (smile) Hear Bruh Paul to the Corinthians: ‘God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.’ (1 Cor. 1:9) And friends, if anybody ought to know about God’s faithfulness is Bruh Paul after all the ‘sufferation’ he went through on God’s behalf and the immense good he achieved nonetheless. 

And listen to him one more time from that same letter to the Corinthians. ‘There hath no temptation taken (overtaken) you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able (to bear), but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear (endure) it.’ (1 Cor. 10:13) Oh my people, how much more faithful can our God get than that eh? And the answer is MUCH MORE! How, you ask? Because He’s an omnipotent, omniscient and omni-present God who can do any and everything; a surpassing Deity to whom NOTHING is impossible! 

Now listen up again to this awesome faithfulness of the ONE we so sincerely serve and worship from Chapter 11 of Hebrews, which recounts the heroes of faith: ‘Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of (bore) a child when she was past age; because she judged him faithful who had promised.’ (Heb. 11:11) Mama Mia! Sarah wasn’t just past childbearing age, by our standards nowadays she’d most likely be dead and gone! But through God’s faithfulness to His promise, at the age of ninety she bore Isaac, the heir to Abraham’s legacy promised some twenty years before. 

Yeh friends, the promise took a long time to be fulfilled, but it was fulfilled! God doesn’t necessarily tell us when a promise will be fulfilled, and ofttimes He keeps us waiting to test and to build our faith. Look how long the Jews waited for the Messiah in Jesus Christ- hundreds of years. But He did show up – in God’s time. And that’s the cut-tail part that we believers (steups!) need to understand – God’s promises don’t happen in our time, except in cases of emergency, but in His. Please remember that He is the BOSS, and the BOSS decides what will happen, and when it will happen! Matter fix! (smile) 

Now here is this magnificent, reassuring and enlightening bit of scripture that we all know but don’t truly put into action in our lives. Hear the Lord, through the auspices of the prophet Isaiah: ‘Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? 

There is no searching of his understanding.  He giveth power to the faint (weak); and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.’ (Is.40: 28:31) Oh my, my, my! How can we not sincerely and faithfully serve such an amazing, and wonderful God eh? 

And now, with all those most excellent promises of faithfulness and reassurance filling our souls, minds and bodies, let’s go home telling the whole world who and whose we are! With much gusto and sincerity, let’s tell them to whom we truly belong! As one voice now: ‘In God’s eyes, I’m not what I do. I’m not what I have. I’m not what people say about me. I am the beloved of God, that’s who I am. No one can take that from me. I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to hurry. I can trust my friend Jesus and share His LOVE with the world.  Amen!’ 

And the corollary to that, is we must now go out and share that beautiful LOVE and amazing friendship of Jesus with others who don’t know Him. That’s His heartfelt desire! Much LOVE!

…faithful is he that calleth you…who also will do it… (1 Thess. 5:24)

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