Anchor for my Soul

For such a time as this…part 14

Bible Study 9/16/2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Peter 1:3-9 A Heavenly Inheritance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance [a]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been [b]grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not [c]seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

If Jesus had not come and died and rose to the Father, we wouldn’t have the hope we have. We already belong to the kingdom, our party is holiness and righteousness. According to the foreknowledge of God, He had the plan of salvation in place. A prepared people for a prepared place. Through every situation we are going through, He is preparing us. We have our citizenship in heaven. Citizenship opens up all rights of that country.

Part of the process of being prepared is being healed by the love of Jesus, by the power of Jesus. Something inside our spirit will not give up. We have the assurance that He is taking care of us. In the toughest times, we have the most intimate conversations. We want to feel the comfort, consolation and embrace of our Father.

It is important for us to learn how to teach ourselves. We need to bring things to the Lord, listen to the Lord and respond to the Lord. Each time we take another step of surrender. It is important to learn how to teach others. The Lord knows exactly what He wants us to bring to the situation. One of the most effective ways of teaching is through our attitude. We learn while we teach. Be a student while being a teacher. He will quicken our senses to discern the spirit in the room. As we speak the Word, The Holy Spirit always accompanies it. Teach the truth as God is revealing at the moment, Understand who you are teaching.

Revelation 21:1-8 All Things Made New

 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said [b]to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful. And He said to me, “It[c] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, [e]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

The enemy will try will to give you the interpretation of what you are experiencing to take away the joy of your hope. The Lord is calling us to a far higher experience than what we have had before. He will show us our future through our service. The truth is so hidden now. Heaven is absolutely pure.

There is a registry called the Lambs Book of Life. He sees exactly where we are and He is standing there waiting. Father knew in His heart that the prodigal was a son. The enemy says we are a second rate citizen, but God says we are fully restored, bought and paid for. The tragedies in our lives gives us the appreciation of who we are in Christ.

Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven

Our Reservation is in Heaven

1 Peter:1:4 4 to an inheritance [b]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

Luke 10:2020 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but [a]rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”