May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.2 Thessalonians 2:15-16
These verses of Scripture were the Apostle Paul’s words to the TRUE BELIEVERS in Thessalonica.They were not JUST words, but they exemplified the Apostle’s HEARTFELT feelings.He wanted them to be ENCOURAGED even in the face of DISTRESS and ANXIETY.He did NOT want them to give up in their Christian service, for the sake of the GOSPEL.
And these words can be an ENCOURAGEMENT to the TRUE BELIEVER of today.Paul is telling the TRUE BELIEVER, that their LORD JESUS CHRIST and GOD their FATHER, has given them ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT. And that this ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT and GOOD HOPE is possible for the TRUE BELIEVER, because of GOD’S UNFAILING LOVE and His AMAZING GRACE.Keep in mind, that GRACE is; RECEIVING blessings that we DO NOT deserve, like ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, even though we don’t deserve it.Jesus Christ, took our sins to the Cross of Calvary, and shed His precious blood, in order for us to RECEIVE God’s AMAZING GRACE, and that is part of our ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT and GOOD HOPE.
These days, we face UNCERTAINTIES and experience ANXIETIES, and the Lord KNOWS we NEED this ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT, so the one thing that brings CALMNESS and ENCOURAGEMENT to my WEARY SOUL, is WORSHIP and PRAISE.I go to a QUIET, ALONE place and listen to some WORSHIP and PRAISE music, and the SPIRIT of God that indwells me, fills my HEART to the brim, and my HEART OVERFLOWS with LOVE, PEACE and GOOD HOPE.Because I feel the AWESOME LOVE that my Heavenly Father has for me, and I begin to REALIZE over again what my ETERNITY holds. And that is MY ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT!
Is it your ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT?It can be, if you will TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and receive ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT and GOOD HOPE, knowing that you will be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.So, do this NOW, while you still can.He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!