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Jesus, Anchor Of My Soul

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We all face many storms and challenges in our lives. Each day that passes is more uncertain but the Bible tells that through all the storms of life God has provided an anchor for the soul in the person of the Lord Jesus.

Bible Scriptures: Darby Translation 

Acts 27:1-227 But when it had been determined that we should sail to Italy, they delivered up Paul and certain other prisoners to a centurion, by name Julius, of Augustus’ company.And going on board a ship of Adramyttium”

Acts 27:13-25 “13 And [the] south wind blowing gently, supposing that they had gained their object, having weighed anchor they sailed close in shore along Crete.14 But not long after there came down it a hurricane called Euroclydon.15 And the ship being caught and driven, and not able to bring her head to the wind, letting her go we were driven [before it].16 But running under the lee of a certain island called Clauda, we were with difficulty able to make ourselves masters of the boat;

17 which having hoisted up, they used helps, frapping the ship; and fearing lest they should run into Syrtis and run aground, and having lowered the gear they were so driven.18 But the storm being extremely violent on us, on the next day they threw cargo overboard,19 and on the third day with their own hands they cast away the ship furniture.20 And neither sun nor stars appearing for many days, and no small storm lying on us, in the end all hope of our being saved was taken away.

21 And when they had been a long while without taking food, Paul then standing up in the midst of them said, Ye ought, O men, to have hearkened to me, and not have made sail from Crete and have gained this disaster and loss.22 And now I exhort you to be of good courage, for there shall be no loss at all of life of [any] of you, only of the ship.23 For an angel of the God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood by me this night,

24 saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted to thee all those that sail with thee.25 Wherefore be of good courage, men, for I believe God that thus it shall be, as it has been said to me.”

Acts 27:39-4439 And when it was day they did not recognise the land; but they perceived a certain bay having a strand, on which they were minded, if they should be able, to run the ship ashore;40 and, having cast off the anchors, they left [them] in the sea, at the same time loosening the lashings of the rudders, and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they made for the strand.

41 And falling into a place where two seas met they ran the ship aground, and the prow having stuck itself fast remained unmoved, but the stern was broken by the force of the waves.42 And [the] counsel of the soldiers was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one should swim off and escape.

43 But the centurion, desirous of saving Paul, hindered them of their purpose, and commanded those who were able to swim, casting themselves first [into the sea], to get out on land;44 and the rest, some on boards, some on some of the things [that came] from the ship; and thus it came to pass that all got safe to land.”

Acts 28:128 And when we got safe [to land] we then knew that the island was called Melita.”

Hebrews 7:18-20we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,19 which we have as anchor of the soul, both secure and firm, and entering into that within the veil,

20 where Jesus is entered as forerunner for us”

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