Jesus, Anchor of My Soul

Anchor of the USS Arizona

The sure promises of 2011 is an anchor of the soul.

Hebrews 6: 13-20
13 For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU.” 15 And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. 16 For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed [guaranteed] with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

The bible reading today of Hebrews 6:13-20 reminded me that God’s promises are sure.

  1. Using Abraham as an example of how He can be trusted to deliver on a promise.
  2. The new covenant in Hebrews 8:12
    For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.”
  3. Swearing by His promise which is in human terms, an end to a dispute. God probably knows that I will second-guess His goodness and swore and oath to end any dispute I may have been having with myself

Grace is not for the deserving. There! I do not deserve God’s Glory and Fatness but I get it. Because Jesus has paid God to qualify me.

This sure and steadfast hope is like an anchor for the soul. No more being tossed around and about. A hope that comes from within the veil, inside the holiest of holies, the place that God dwells.

Pearl Harbor December 7, 2010
A humongous anchor of the aircraft carrier USS Arizona
I am able to enter because Jesus has entered as my forerunner before me. Since He is a forerunner, it means He is expecting me to follow Him.

Therefore I will stand on the promises of God to crown me with His Glory and lead me to paths of fatness with Christ’s faith.

What an exciting way to start the year 2011.