How You Can Bring Heaven to Earth

by Mark T. Hancock · 0 comments

“…having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus…” (Hebrews 10:19).

“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.  For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:35-36)

Here, one Greek word, “parrhēsia”, is translated into two English words, “boldness” and “confidence“.  One disadvantage with which we are left when reading the Bible in a translated language (which most of us must do) is that we can lose the clear association between two ideas.  These words are translated in the same chapter as two different words, but the writer (Paul, let’s say) used one.

When we link these two thoughts – Paul’s encouragement to enter boldly and his counsel to remain confident in our walk in order to do the will of God – we understand the power of our association with God.  The same attitude that gives us access to the Most Holy Place should be carried (not cast away) in our daily walk.  Not in arrogance, but in awe.

Dr. TL Osborn once told me that what most of us call anointing in others is actually experience with and confidence in God.  Once we have seen God do something, we recognize when He is about to do it again, and we help to facilitate the environment to produce the same result.  Who we are before Him as we see Him on the throne is who we are when we stand before men.

Our entering boldly helps to establish our affiliation (fellowship and experience) with Him.  In the same manner, our confident conduct of His will as we stand before men positions us to receive the reward – the privilege of bringing Him glory.

Enter boldly and carry the confidence.  That’s heaven on earth.

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