“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good Word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”
September 27, 2020
Have you ever been to the supermarket and over near the deli, they’re giving away little samples of cheese? It tastes so good! You love it and say, “Give me 3 pounds of that.” You carry it to the register, and the checker says, “That’ll be $30, please. It’s imported from lower Mongolia…very rare.” You say, “Well, just put it back. I know what it is and how it tastes, but I’m not going to pay that high a price.”
Our passage from Hebrews chapter 6 is very interesting. It talks about something that’s impossible. It’s totally 100% impossible for some people to be renewed to repentance and get right with God.
Who is this talking about? Those who at one time were enlightened, their eyes were opened. They’ve tasted the power of the Word of God.
These aren’t saved people who’ve lost their salvation, but people who come up to the brink of salvation. After they know the truth and have nibbled at it, with eyes wide open they say “No” to God, refuse Christ, trampled beneath their feet His precious blood, and as it were, crucify Jesus again. In so doing, they commit a greater sin than those who nailed Jesus to the cross at Calvary.
Here’s the good news: If you want to be saved, that means the Holy Spirit is working in you. Anyone who wants to be saved can be. Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus. Believe in your heart God has raised Him from the dead. You will be saved (Romans 10:9). Who may come? “Whoever” (Revelation 22:17). You can come and take the water of life freely. Come to Jesus.