Experiencing the Power of the Gospel
Part 3―Biblical Doctrines in the Light of the Gospel
Part 4―Last Day Events (Eschatology)
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Do we really believe? Let me ask you again.... Do YOU really believe???
God will never let you down; you may let Him down many times, you may even fail Him, but He will never let you down, and that is the anchor of your soul. Hold on to Him, no matter what happens!!
Heb 13 (v. 5) ....For He himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
(v. 6) So we may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear...."
....so many people feel they're on their own—because they've left God alone. God is with us, but are we with God? ....He's invested everything in us. What have we invested in Him? God can't really manufacture a relationship with us all on His own. He needs our involvement.
Christ is faithful, and He will defend you with everything; but if you give-up and say "good-by" to Him, then you are putting yourself beyond His salvation!
Faith is the depending upon the word of God only, and expecting that word only, to do what the word says. Justification by faith, then, is justification by depending upon the word of God only, and expecting that word only, to accomplish it. Justification by faith is righteousness by faith; for justification is the being declared righteous.
John 6 (v. 64) "But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. (v. 66) From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
So, if we turn our back on Him and never return, then we turn our back on our salvation. There is no "once saved, always saved"—God is not mocked. We must walk with Him until the end.
We must remember that: our salvation depends on God's faithfulness as long as we believe in Him as our savior.
Heb 7 (v. 25) Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them.
Christ is faithful, He was faithful in His earthly mission. He loved us to the end.
John 13 (v. 1) ....Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
There will never come a time when God will stop loving us, because His love is unconditional and everlasting. This love, manifested in Christ and Him crucified, is our eternal hope. ....and this hope comes from knowing that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Rom 8 (v. 35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,...or peril, or sword? (v. 38) For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers,...(v. 39) shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
II Tim 2 (v. 11) This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. (v. 12) If we endure, we shall also reign with Him.... (v. 13) If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
It is important for all to realize that the reason God redeemed mankind in Christ is because of His unconditional love for us, not our goodness. This is salvation by grace alone. God is always faithful in all of His promises.
The word of God is self-fulfilling; for in creating all things, “he spake, and it was.” And when he was on earth, he stilled the raging sea, cleaned the lepers, healed the sick, raised the dead, and forgave sins, all by his word: there, too, “he spake, and it was.” ….this same One speaks the righteousness of God unto and upon all that believe.
I Thes 5 (v. 24) Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. Our Savior gave up everything for us. Take a look at chapter two of Hebrews:
Heb 12 (v. 2) looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame....(v. 3) For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
And we think that He would go through all of this for nothing? He didn't endure all of the shame and hostility, and then to have you not make it! The bible says that Jesus is "the author and finisher of our faith" He wants to help us through the trials and to make it to the kingdom. Are we going to finally believe what He says in His word? Are you going to believe in His promises?
John 14 (v. 1) Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. (v. 2) In My Father’s house are many mansions.... (v.3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Jesus has promised to come back to this earth and take us to the place He has prepared for us in His kingdom! He is not against you, He is on your side!
Rom 8 (v. 32) He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (v. 34) Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died....who also makes intercession for us.
Yes, it is Christ who is faithful, even when we are not....will that be the confession on our lips?
Heb 10 (v. 22) let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.... (v. 23) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Our part is to not give up our confidence, whenever we experience problems in our life, it's not because God has stopped loving you.
Satan is exultant when he can lead the children of God into unbelief and despondency. He delights to see us mistrusting God, doubting His willingness and power to save us....It is the work of satan to represent the Lord as lacking in compassion and pity.
We are living in enemy territory and we must expect problems. God has a reason, why He has allowed it, but not because He doesn't love you.
It is Satan's work to fill men's hearts with doubt. He leads them to look upon God as a stern judge. He tempts them to sin, and then to regard themselves as too vile to approach their heavenly Father....
So "hold-on" to God, and when He comes back, you will never regret it. And you will say: It was worth going through all of those struggles.
Isa 54 (v. 7) For a mere moment, I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you.
The bible says that God is faithful....do we really believe it?
How about you....are you faithful too?
Are you faithful in believing that God will never let you go?
Are you faithful in believing all of His promises?
Are you faithful in holding on to your faith, even when the waiting takes a
long, long time?
Because, that is what it will take for you to get into the kingdom!!
Faith is the expecting the word of God to do what it says, and the depending upon that word to do what it says. As that is faith, and as faith comes by the word of God, it is plain that the word of God, in order to inculcate faith, must teach that the word has in itself power to accomplish what itself says.
Inculcate— repeatedly planting or instilling an idea.
Watch this video below, to see an example of, how faithful the Lord is to us!
Lead me to wherever you would call me….and my faith will be made stronger, in the presence of my Saviour…. video ref. 
1. Vineyard Ministries. "Christ, Greater than Moses" Tape 3A. Revealing the Gospel in Hebrews, Audiocassette.
2. Mark Finley. (2002). Satisfied: How God can meet your deepest needs, p.14-15. Pacific Press.
3. Jones & Waggoner. (1995). Lessons on Faith, p.17, (sermon by A.T. Jones, RH 17 Jan 1899). TEACH Services, Inc.
4. Savior of the world Bible Course, (2000). Lesson 2, “The Love of God.”
5. Jones & Waggoner. (1995). Lessons on Faith, p.17, (sermon by A.T. Jones, RH 17 Jan 1899). TEACH Services, Inc.
6. E.G. White, Steps to Christ, p.82, par.1
7. E.G. White, The Desire of Ages, p.356, par.2
8. Jones & Waggoner. (1995). Lessons on Faith, p.9-10, (sermon by A.T. Jones, RH 27 Dec 1898). TEACH Services, Inc.
9. Hillsong United (Lyrics) “Oceans (where feet may fail)” Online video. YouTube, 11 Apr 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGFb6LcX3U
Image #1: Empowered bible study ministries, (2015). I will never leave you nor forsake you. Retrieved from http://empoweredbiblestudy.blogspot.com/2015/11/
Image #2: Winkie Pratney, (2015). God does not guide those who want to run their own life. Retrieved from https://www.christianquotes.info/images/winkie-pratney-quote-3-signs-need-gods-direction-life/
Image #3: Northern Crossings, (2014). It is Christ’s ministry. Retrieved from http://www.northerncrossingsmercy.org/2014/04/
Image #4: RDFocus, (2014). Streets of gold in heaven. Retrieved from https://rdfocus.wordpress.com/tag/heaven/
Image #5: John Eldredge, (n.d.). Devastating blow to evil. Retrieved from http://faithfilledfoodie.com/?p=538
Image #6: Anita Wamble Ministires, (2015). God is faithful. Retrieved from http://www.anitawamble.com/2015/10/