Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Our Hope Is Strong and Sure

Hebrews 6:17-20 
"So when God desires to show more convincingly to the heirs of promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have THIS as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest FOREVER after the order of Melchizedek."

I was just pondering on the hopelessness of the lost this morning. There are so many in my own life whom I pray unceasingly for. They are dead in their sins and without hope. Even worse, they have been blinded by the prince of the power of the air. But I will keep praying.

We all go through severe trials. Every. Single. Person. Believing and lost.

But we as God's adopted children have been given access to a Hope. A Sure and Steadfast Hope. No matter how deep our valleys go, God is able to reach and bring hope. When we have an eternal perspective, we know the end of this life will be magnificent. The fight and pain will be gone one day.

Hebrews chapter six is a magnificent promise. Our hope has entered the inner place behind the curtain. This may not mean as much to us in our day, but I think back to the Hebrew people reading this promise. They had known nothing but sacrifices. Blood everywhere. Killing of the innocent for the sinners. And only once a year could the High Priest, and him alone, enter the Holy of Holies to present a sacrifice for the sins of the people on the Day of Atonement. Every other day there were sacrifices to be done in obedience to the Levitical Law, to remind the people they needed forgiveness for sins. But just once a year on a particular day the High Priest would sacrifice for the sins of the people. Thus, to show just One sacrifice would suffice. And The Lamb of God was slain to take away the sins of all those who would believe.

Our Hope. Our Anchor. Our Lamb. Our High Priest.

This is My Hope.

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