April 17, 2017 – Isaiah 12:2-3

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”  Isaiah 12:2-3.

God gives us the blessed assurance of salvation. On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”  John 7:37-38.  

Jesus met a Samaritan woman at the well, and asked her for a drink. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.  John 4:9.  

Why do we honor Jesus?  Why do we give Him thanks and call on His Name? Death could not hold Him.  On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to many before He ascended into Heaven. And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.  And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes,  and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:9-11.

Matthew 28:20b, contains the promise for our  assurance, And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the peoples, proclaim that His name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4.