Topic: God Wants You To Come Boldly [TREM Devotional 24 November 2020]
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“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”. Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)
You know, the more I read the scriptures, the more I find out that we are the ones making God look difficult and complex. You go to God crying every day to be forgiven. Meanwhile, the bible says your sins and iniquities have been forgiven. Leave it as simple as that. You talk to God knowing that you are forgiven. You can come freely and boldly without fear of what God will do to you. He is your Daddy! Forgiveness is not contingent on what you do but on what Jesus has already done. That is why we appreciate Him.
Confession in the New Testament is just being honest about your failures and humanity. Confession in the new covenant is admitting your inability but leaning on His grace and mercy; not crying and rolling on the floor and all that. No! It is admitting that you cannot keep the laws, but Jesus has already kept them and died on your behalf, therefore, your sins are washed away.
In view of this, confession moves from begging Him to thanking Him. You are now appreciating what Jesus did for you on the cross. You know if God were to judge us by the Ten Commandments, you will be dead. But He’s dealing with you because of Jesus who paid the complete price.
Many people go before God cringing. They still have the Old Testament and mindset. They see God as the task master who is ready to drop a sledgehammer for themselves. Beloved, that has been totally wiped out with the blood of Jesus. Jesus died to give you access into the presence of God. So, arise, God is your Father and come before Him with a knowing that He hears and answers even the unspoken prayers.
That is why we must appreciate the finished work at Calvary and thank God for the opportunity to come before Him boldly.
Further Reading: Hebrews 4:1-16; 1 John 1:1-10; 1 John 2:1-2
Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 22-23; Evening- 1 Peter 1
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