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A Thought for the Week—Come Boldly to the Throne

Monday, November 27, 2006

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJ)

Our God reigns. He has a throne in the heavens, far above us. He reigns over the spirit realm, the spiritual layers or structures that are now occupied by the spirits or angels of Satan. Satan was given the right to reign in these places when Adam and Eve, and then all of humanity, fell into sin. But even when Satan reigned over the heavens over the earth, and over the earth, God reigned over him. Satan only had limited power over the earth.

Jesus, God’s Son, became a man and was crucified by the spiritual powers of this world (1 Corinthians 2:8). God raised Jesus from the dead, and now He reigns over all the principalities and powers that are in the heavens and over the earth (1 Corinthians 1:20-22). The God-man, Jesus, now reigns. He is King of all kings and Lord of all lords (1 Timothy 6:15).

Jesus is also our Heavenly High Priest, the administrator of the heavenly Life of God to us. He administrates the heavenly things that are in the heavenly temple of God. Through Him and His priesthood we are called holy by God. Though Him we can be made partakers of the Divine nature and character of God and become saints of God in this life. Though Him and His priesthood we can receive wisdom and revelation from God. Though Him and His priesthood we can come before God, our Father, and seek His grace to help us in each and every situation. Through Him and His priesthood we are being changed from one measure of the glorious nature of God into another. Though Him and His priesthood we are being made partakers of the blessings of the New Covenant that God has for His people.

God has raised us up with Jesus, when He raised Christ from the dead and exalted Him. Our spirits have access to this heavenly place. The writer to the Hebrews is reminding the people of this, admonishing them to come boldly to the throne of God to receive grace. These meditations will center on these truths. Let us come boldly to His throne!

Father, we rejoice that You have righteously made Jesus our King and our High Priest. Help us to come boldly to Your throne to receive Your grace to serve You. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Week—Come Boldly to the Throne

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJ)

We are invited and encouraged to come boldly to the throne of God for mercy and help in all our situations. The Holy Spirit, using the writer of Hebrews, reminds us to remember that we have a great High Priest who reigns at the right hand of our heavenly Father. The Bible says, "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens…. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace" (Hebrews 4:14-15). The Holy Spirit is reminding us to SEE this, to meditate on it, to get this thought into our imaginations.

The High Priest has on His head a turban that has a plate of gold on it. On the plate of gold is inscribed the message, "HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD." The High Priest lived to uphold, honor and exalt the holiness of God. The High Priest was to intercede for the people. Once a year he could come into the Holy of Holies, the innermost section of the temple. Here he could appear before God on behalf of the people, confessing their sins and seeking God’s mercy for them. Before entering the Holy of Holies, he would symbolically put his hands on the scapegoat and send the scapegoat into the wilderness, signifying the removal of the sins of the people from their habitations. The holy actions of the high priest were accounted acceptable by God, enabling Him to accept the people. However, these were only symbolic actions.

Jesus, our Great High Priest, has entered heaven and come to God for us. His blood has been shed, reminding our Father that our sins have been punished. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. God laid on Him all our sins, iniquities, griefs and sorrows. We do not need to carry shame, guilt, pain and suffering because of our sins, when we bring them to Christ. We can receive His power to live above our sinful ways.

Our Great High Priest wants us to be in His presence. He prayed before He went to the cross that we would be with Him in His glorious place and be filled with the glory of God, so that we could be one with God as He and His Father are one. We need God’s grace to accomplish this. That is why we are told, "Let us come boldly to the throne of grace."

Father, we rejoice in Your plan. Help us to come boldly to Your throne for grace. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Week—Come Boldly to the Throne

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJ)

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens..." Jesus, our High Priest, has passed through the heavens, going through the layers of hierarchy in the spiritual realm. He passed through the existing spiritual principalities and powers, and now He lives in the heaven of heavens far above all principalities and powers. Jesus now reigns from the throne of God over all the earth. He is King of all the kings, natural and spiritual. He is our High Priest, bringing to us the heavenly things of God and ministering them to us.

The Bible says that Jesus entered heaven for us. He represents us to God, knowing that He has taken away Satan’s right to rule over us. He has brought us with Him before His Father. He ever lives to intercede for us and to impart the heavenly life of God into us. He ever lives to ensure us victory in the things of God. That is His role as Mediator of the New Covenant. The Bible says that Christ will come, "To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life" (Luke 1:74-75 NKJ).

Jesus lived in weakness, subject to the temptations of sin as we are--but He did not sin. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, He continued in communication with His Father, living in continual communion with, and obedience to, God. He overcame sin in the flesh. Now He reigns in the power of an endless life and has been given the task of bringing His holiness into us so that we can walk in holiness as He did while on the earth. This is our heavenly High Priest. He has passed through the heavens, making a way for us so that we too can live before God and receive all the grace we need to live above the ways of the world and to live in victory over Satan. LET US COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE OF GRACE!

Father, we rejoice that You have raised up Jesus to Your heavenly throne and made Him our eternal High Priest of the heavenly things. Help us to know and receive all He is and can be for us, so we can walk before You in holiness. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Week—Come Boldly to the Throne

Thursday, November 30, 2006

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJ)

Our relationship with our God is one based on our continual confessing the truths of who He is, of what He has done for us, and of His plan and purposes for us. This is why the writer to the Hebrews encourages us to "hold fast our confession" (Hebrews 4:16 NKJ).

The Bible says, "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’" (Isaiah 52:7 NKJ) We are beautiful in God’s sight when we make proclamations of peace and of the salvation of God, and when we speak words of the truth that "our God reigns" to His people.

We are reminded in these verses of Hebrews that we have the very Son of God reigning in heaven as our High Priest. We need to know all the life of heaven that He has to impart to us. We need to know His role as our High Priest in bringing us into the very presence of God Almighty so we can receive grace and help from Him. We not only need to know these things, but we must also receive them. As we "see" Christ doing these things, they will become real to us; then we will want to proclaim them to others.

We must proclaim these things to ourselves, as we pray to God and ask Him to make them real to us. We can pray with Paul that we might know Him and the power of His resurrection. We can pray for our spirit to be strengthened so that Christ can actively live within us. We can remind ourselves of these things by proclaiming them to ourselves and realizing the promise of God that says, "Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God" (Psalm 50:23 NKJ). Let us hold fast our confession.

Father, we rejoice in Your provision of Jesus Christ, Your Son, as our heavenly High Priest, Who ministers to us Your very nature and life that are in Him for us. Help us to confess these things to ourselves, to You in adoration and praise, and then to others. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Week—Come Boldly to the Throne

Friday, December 1, 2006

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJ)

"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin." Jesus, the Son of God, became a man like us. He was then and still is God and man. He was given a human nature like Adam’s, that was sinless but that could sin. He was given a human nature like Adam’s, that could receive life from God. He lived by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. As a child, He lived by the grace of God in Him. He was given an increased measure of the Holy Spirit when it came time for Him to fulfill His earthly ministry with signs and wonders. He knows the weakness of sinful flesh, YET HE DID NOT SIN. He overcame sin in the flesh. He overcame our sin in His flesh. Now He lives to impart His resurrected and sinless life into us so that we can live above the desires of our sinful ways. He understands our weakness and lives to help us and to impart the life of God into us continually so we too can live before our Father as He did.

As a child, Jesus grew in spiritual wisdom and understanding, and He lived by continually receiving grace from God. Luke 2:40 says, "And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him" (NKJ).

Jesus lived in continual communion with His Father, displaying the will, words, love, and compassion of God through the anointing He received when He was baptized and sent into ministry. The Bible says of Him, "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him" (Acts 10:38 NKJ). He bore our sins and their deep-rooted desires. Isaiah 53:6 tells us, "…the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (NKJ). He understands, identifies with and has compassion for us in our weaknesses. The Bible says, "And it was necessary for Jesus to be like us, his brothers, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God, a Priest who would be both merciful to us and faithful to God in dealing with the sins of the people. For since he himself has now been through suffering and temptation, he knows what it is like when we suffer and are tempted, and he is wonderfully able to help us" (Hebrews 2:17-18 TLB). LET US COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE OF GRACE.

Father, we rejoice in You and in Your provision of Jesus as our High Priest. Help us to come boldly to Your throne of grace so You can live in and through us in Christ. Amen.

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