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I want to talk to you today, about blessed assurance. You know, a child of God aught to be an exclamation point, not a question mark. He ought to be able to say, ''I know that I know that I know that I am saved and going to heaven.'' I want you to take God's Word and turn please to Romans chapter eight, and we're going to begin reading in verse twenty-eight. And I'm going to show you in these verses, the basis of my blessed assurance.
Romans chapter eight, and verse twenty-eight. I like the way it begins, ''And we'' what? Know. ''And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the according to His purpose. For whom he did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he'' that is Jesus, ''might be the first-born among many brethren. Moreover, whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them he also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?''
Now, ladies and gentlemen a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. I want you to imagine yourself suspended over a chasm and in the bottom of that chasm is an inferno of flame. And you're suspended by a chain. There are five links in that chain. Four of the links are made of forged steel, and one is made of crepe paper. How safe are you? You're no safer than that weakest link.
I have just read to you of a chain, not a steel chain, but a golden chain forged on the anvil of God's grace with the hammer of God's omnipotence, that links eternity past with eternity future. Five golden links in a magnificent chain, that cause me to say, ''blessed assurance, Jesus is mine, oh what a foretaste of glory divine.'' And it is for that reason that I can say in Romans 8:28, ''For I know that all things work together for good to those who love God.'' No its ands and buts abo ...
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