19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
26 Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins. 27 There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies. 28 For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us. 30 For we know the one who said, “I will take revenge.
I will pay them back.” He also said, “The Lord will judge his own people.” 31 It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even though it meant terrible suffering. 33 Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things. 34 You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever.
35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
37 “For in just a little while,
the Coming One will come and not delay.
38 And my righteous ones will live by faith.
But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”
39 But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.
How great You are! My soul sings of Your immense love, grace and goodness. You are awesome and holy. Your words are righteous and true. Thank You for the indwelling of Your Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16). Thank You for taking us higher in our walk with You. Today, we do come before Your throne confidently because of the blood of Jesus. We are holding tight to the trust we have in You. We know You will have Your will and way. Nothing can thwart the plans of our God. You are seated on high!
Help us to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Lord, let us not continue sinning. Help us to draw near to You. I pray that we would have discernment in all things. I ask for a great and mighty movement of Yours through Your Holy Spirit to awaken Your children. May we be the lights in this dark world. I just ask that our attitudes be ones that You are pleased with. May our thoughts and actions align with Your word. We know that You will judge Your own people. May we be living in such a way that in the end we hear You say, “Well done good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23).
Let us be faithful through trials, sufferings, ridicule and losses. We know that You are faithful and that there is nothing that You cannot do (Luke 1:37). So we ask that You would help us to be faithful, in and no matter what, the circumstance may be. Draw us so close to You that we would not see the darkness because of Your great light. Let us do big things through the great and mighty name of Jesus which is the name that is higher than all others (Philippians 2:9). We willingly bow to You now Father. We know that one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Romans 14:11). That is Your word and Your word is true (Proverbs 30:5).
Help us to be eternal minded and not focused on the things that are temporal (Colossians 3:2). We only get one life and it is up to us to surrender to You. Help us to willingly surrender now. Give us the strength to endure, so that we can continue to do Your will. We know we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). We are Your faithful children and we need the power that comes from on high to be poured out on us. May we be released to walk in victory. Work a great work through us and we will give You all the praise for we ask all these things in the name that is above all names, the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/
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Hello brother. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a great day in the Lord. Blessings of His favor be upon you.
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You’re welcome, Have a blessed day as well.☺
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