BLESSED QUIETNESS IS BEST FOUND IN MUCH ASSURANCE


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THE GOSPEL

THE "GOSPEL"
OF DOUBT

ARE YOU A GOOD PERSON



 

 

MUSIC
Joy Hardin Plays:
All songs out of copyright

Just Over in The
Glory Land
When I See the Blood
Glory To His Name
Higher Ground
Heavenly Sunlight
I would not be denied
My Saviour's Love
When We See Him
Kneel at The Cross
Sound the Battle Cry

I Know
My Saviour Cares
Redeemed
More About Jesus
Saved By the Blood
of the Crucified One
Oh How I Love Jesus
Each Day He Grows
Still Sweeter
Power in the Blood
Pass Me Not,
Oh Gentle Saviour

Rock of Ages
Walking By Faith
Trust and Obey
The Way of the Cross
Leads Home
Til the Storm is Past
Amazing Grace
Will Jesus Find
Us Watching?
Channels Only
The Comforter
Has Come
I am Resolved
Saved
No, Never Alone
[ Sing it along with
Joy Hardin ]

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THIS MESSAGE IS TO A BIBLE BELIEVER
WHO KNOWS HE IS BORN AGAIN:

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

If your local church is not giving you:

1. The Word-- Preaching and teaching God's revelation
2. Power in the preaching
3. The Holy Ghost being obviously present
4. Much assurance....

You are NOT in a New Testament local church.

The key note of a REAL New Testament local church, one based on the Apostle Paul's teaching above, is this:

Every Sunday, as the worship starts, during the singing, during the prayers, during the visiting, at the end of the service, in the benediction, there is....

MUCH ASSURANCE-- Read the verse above. Paul said that assurance was essential in his teaching.

AND, the saints commonly give one another "much assurance" as the meet and fellowship with each other.

Note the key adjective, MUCH !! I find that Fundamental Bible believing pastors are TERRIFIED to believe the sheep are really sheep. They are perpetually suspicious of the sheep. Paul, over and over in the Epistles, rejoiced in the salvation of the saints in the churches. When is the last time your pastor told you he rejoiced in YOUR salvation? Indeed, when is the last time YOU told someone you were rejoicing in THEIR salvation? Are you learning to not believe in the sheep? If you cannot believe in other saints' salvation, why can you believe in YOURS?



Here is what Paul believed about the saints at Rome:

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Can you imagine a preacher saying such things about a believer? Why anyone knows the saints are wicked, backslidden, and rebellious. :-)

Paul loved the saints, and he believed in their salvation more than they did.

If your pastor gives you doubt and terror instead of MUCH ASSURANCE, you do not have a pastor-- you have wolf !!

But, let's talk about you. Could you have the faith to just believe that brat kid, who comes to church in the van ministry, the one who keeps going forward for assurance, is born again? If so, would you tell him you thank God he is born again? Could you tell him you look forward to spending eternity with him in heaven? Come on now, "such were some of you." A little hug and assurance would go a long way when that kid sins again. Maybe he would go to I John 1:9 instead of frantically running to the altar to get saved again.

And, how about that defeated fellow at the tire shop who used to teach Sunday School but is now dragging center and living in defeat? Would a little assurance encourage him to long for the former days of power? THINK !!

 

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