Forsake Not! by Mark Baker

Forsake Not!
Mark Baker
Hebrews 10:22-25

Hebrews 10:22-25. let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another.

The Holy Spirit is saying through the writer of the book of Hebrews for us to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. This was said after an admonishment about holding fast to the confession of our hope. Our Father knows what happens when we get out of fellowship with other believers. I know of many cases where people let the cares of this world come first and then they quit going to church services, and the next thing you know they just slid away from God. This is not God's will for us. He wants better for His children. But in order for us to have better we have to follow His precepts, and one very important precept is not to forsake the assembling, or we might say the gathering of ourselves together. This is not just Sunday morning church service although fellowship starts when we come together. I think I should make it clear that the church is not an organization or a building. The church is active living body of Christ. Any time Christians gather we should have fellowship. Something happens when we fellowship. We share the very life of God. There is a sharing of God's life when we come together. True fellowship is God's life flowing from one believer to another, and from us to Him and Him to us. Glory!

Zoe, is the Greek word for the life of God, the life as God has it, that which the Father has in Himself and has given to the incarnate Son to have within Himself. We are sharing Zoe, the very life of God with one another. Have you ever noticed that when you are ...

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