That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to like, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil. (Hebrews 6:18-19)





I have written this week with the Lord’s help about “HOPE:” The Anchor Of Our Soul! The scripture text for this article comes from the book of Hebrews. This book is the fourteenth book of the New Testament section called the epistles or letters. The author of this book is anonymous (of unknown origin). The Apostle Peter believed it was the Apostle Paul (II Peter 3:15-16). This book was written to the Christian Jews (the Hebrews) who were being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ and were being tempted to forsake Christianity and return to Judaism. The author of the book of Hebrews writes an encouragement to the church to continue in their faithfulness to Jesus Christ, and to hold on to the hope set before them. And lastly, to inherit the unchangeable promises of God, and eternal life. For this Pastor’s desk, we want to focus our attention upon the scripture text for this article. It is found in (Hebrews 6:16-19) which says = 16For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19which hope we have as “an anchor of the soul,” both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil. The word, immutability, means = unchangeable. In this passage of scripture, God wants to shew unto the heirs of promise (the Jews and the Apostolic church) the immutability of his counsel. It cannot change because he confirmed it by an oath: It was impossible for God to lie. He wanted us (we are his church) to have a strong consolation and that we should lay hold upon the hope set before us: which we have as an anchor of the soul. It is both sure and stedfast. “Hope: Is The Anchor Of Our Soul!” What is hope? Hope is defined as expecting or looking forward to with desire and confidence or confidence in a future event expectation of or confidence in a future event expectation of something desired. Hope also means = trust and reliance. Our hope as the children of God is centered around three basic things: ❶ We are looking for that blessed hope (Titus 2:13) says = Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. ❷ Our hope of eternal life (Titus 1:2) says = In hope of eternal life which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began (Titus 3:7) says = that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. ❸ Our hope of a future glory and a robe of righteousness. (Colossians 1:27) (Galatians 5:5) (Revelation 19:8) Zion Temple First Pentecostal Church, let us anchor our souls in these promises and “keep your eyes on the prize.” (Philippians 3:13-14) Suffragan Bishop Charles L. Smith, D.D. April 21, 2024