September 18, 2015

Today you should read: Hebrews 3:7-4:13

You have the ear of the King of Heaven. He literally hears you when you pray. He loves talking to you. He cares about all of the happenings in your everyday life. He desires an intimate relationship with you. He wants you to bring your burdens and troubles before Him. Doesn’t that blow your mind?

None of it would be possible without a Great High Priest who paves the way for you.

One of the major themes in the Bible is man’s need for an intercessor. In the Old Testament Temple/Tabernacle times, there would be a high priest whose role would include intercession. He would make sure the sin-sacrifice was made the appropriate way. He would bring the needs of the people before the Lord. For us, that is no longer needed. Why? Because we have a High Priest in Jesus, and He permanently accomplished that role for us. Not only is He the Priest, He is also the sacrificial Lamb who made atonement for our sins. Hebrews 4-5 tell us that, because of this magnificent truth, we can now go before His throne. And we can do that boldly, not sheepishly. When we do, we find mercy and grace. We find the heart of our Heavenly Father.

Are you holding fast to your confession? Don’t let anything hold you back from taking your needs, joys, wants, and desires before God. He loves it when you do. Today, take His open invitation to “come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.”

Posted by: Todd Thomas

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

1 thought on “September 18, 2015”

  1. An invitation to “come closer”…God has initiated the relationship, the work of the cross of Christ tore the veil. He invites us to commune with Him. God dwells in us and invites us to His banquet table, to daily communion with Him. An intimate fulfilling relationship awaits those who say “YES” to this amazing invitation. But, don’t just say “yes”; “show up” to receive the gifts of love, mercy and grace that abound as we approach the outstretched scepter of our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It’s only in His presence that we can have the needs, desires and longings of our hearts truly met!

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