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November 17, 2019 - June 10, 2020

 

Assurance

 

Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Fathers name, these testify of Me. But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Fathers hand. I and the Father are one.”

 

John 10:25-30

 

my pastors believe these verses prove

ones salvation cannot be un-gotten

many of my peers also believe this

throughout most of my church

into my entire denomination

 

yet the pronouns say otherwise

that though God will not push

nor could any enemy remove

the righteous from His hand

their leap is not disallowed

 

I think Ezekiel might agree

 

“When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die. But when I say to the wicked, You will surely die, and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness, if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live.”

 

Ezekiel 33:13-16

 

Jesus says, and also Paul

with their every exhortation

in persevering over temptation

we are not merely enduring trials

we fight to not be overcome by them

 

and going back to Johns words

we know that we will stand

only as we stand on Him

 


Assurance
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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