“Therefore we must give all the more careful attention to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him?”
(Hebrews 2: 1-3)
“…how shall we escape if we NEGLECT so great a salvation…”
If ever there was a time in our lives that we need to cling to our Heavenly Father, it is now! The world, as we know it, seems to be crumbling around us. Where is the morality? Where is the ethical code that establishes society’s boundaries? Where is our Christian nation?
And where is the adherence to God’s Holy Word?
For many of us, our faith has been slowly eroding away by the steady ebb and flow of the world’s tide of influence. For sure, it hasn’t been blatant – Heaven forbid! Our self-righteous pride would never allow for that!
No, it has been subtle. For years and years, the spirit of humanism has lowered a veil over our spiritual eyes and clouded the eyes of our hearts with deception. And now that deception is weaving its ugly tendrils around our brothers and sisters in Christ!
The Lord spoke very clearly to me this morning, “Wake up! Wake up My child and do not neglect your salvation! Pay attention to the Truths you have heard and experienced – yes, the Truths you have walked in. Pay attention and do not drift away. For the Kingdom of God is at hand. Guard your spirits. For heaven’s sake, guard your minds! Put on the helmet of salvation and allow Me to transform you into the image of My son. Do not be deceived. Cling to Me. Draw near to Me, and I will draw near to you. You are My child. Do NOT neglect your salvation.”
Whoa – I wasn’t expecting that! I’ll bet you weren’t either.
I have learned to listen for the Lord’s response to my prayers. I have learned to cling to Him, to take Him out of that beautifully gilded box and let Him reign in my heart.
My prayer is that you will do the same.
Friends, do not neglect the gift of your salvation. God’s Word to us is urgent and heartfelt. Dig deep into His Word. Sit at His feet and let Him teach you His Truths. Pour out your heart to Him, fully transparent, fully yielded to His Holy Spirit. Let His love wash over You, cleansing you, freeing you from the chains that bind. And dare to take Him at His Word.
Child, He loves you with an everlasting love.
Father, Your Word is strong and profitable. And sometimes it is hard to hear. Thank You for Your Word to us today. Give us courage to heed Your warnings and determination to walk closer to You. In these days of trouble, surround Your children with a hedge of protection. Hide us under the shadow of Your wing. You, Lord are our refuge. Your Name is a strong tower we can run to and be safe. Thank You for Your mighty power and love. And thank You for your discipline.