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August 12, 2022 12:00 am
The end that's kind child verifying 90,000 you believe God can meet any need today to feed at the time of the plan is that countless reason to have confidence in God was one thing about this old book that you not call the Bible never outdated, always up-to-date. Anything we need to know about our Lord. It's in here and usually one of the reasons we struggle with some needs that God so willing to provide is because we either forget or we don't realize that herein lies a God whereby if I will follow its leadership. I will understand about my lead and I will be able to find that the weldment so I want you to turn if you will to Hebrews chapter 4 Hebrews chapter 4 I want us to read verses 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the fourth chapter verse 13 says, and that there is no creature hidden from his site, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our confession, for we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but rather one who has been tempted in all things as we are yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.
The Bible teaches us that God is omniscient that is.
He knows everything there is not anything that he does not know. He knows all things about all of us, so that every single one of us every moment of our life are in God's sight, that is, he is not in heaven looking down upon us as a judge to see what he can find this wrong but rather he's looking down upon us as a protective father. So what he saying in this passage here is when he says, and there is no creature hidden from his site. Everything and everybody is always inside of this in the omniscient loving eyes of our Lord was the second thing this passage teaches us here.
Notice first of all, there is no creature hidden from his site.
All things are open and laid bare the eyes of him with whom we have to do. The second thing I when he notices this and that is God is ready, willing and able to help us with their needs. Not only does God know all about our needs, but he is ready, willing and able to help us meet our needs not listen to what he says in verse 14. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession. He says that you and I have a great high priest, not just a high priest, but a great high priest grading. This law grading this power grading this mercy great in his goodness, taught us, it's one thing for us to know a great high priest.
He didn't say all of us know a great high priest. He says you and I have a great high priest. What is he saying to us, simply that there is a relationship that you and I have and that relationship is this.
When you and I confess their sins and repented of them and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit came to indwell us so that now we are possessed by and possess the Lord Jesus Christ through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. He says we have been sealed by him another day of redemption.
Look, if you will, in verse 15 he puts in an egg in them as part of the positive pieces for we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, so let's put it like it is for. We have a high priest who sympathizes with our weaknesses, who has been tempted in all things as we are yet he never sin. He says he's tenderhearted listen to things that verse number one that he's tender in his heart, and secondly he's pure in his heart, and I why's that important assuring just a moment. Now think about this every time you come to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Remember this wherever you are.
He's already been there Lord's, he's already been there is no automatic how can you tell me that God's argument. I'm a woman and I'm a single parent. Jesus was never there when you see the exact situation is not the important thing, but how you feel where you are lonely, isolated, rejected by husband who walked out on you. Your material needs, emotional needs, hurts.
You don't think Jesus understands that you think about them in the garden of Gethsemane when he was isolated all along. At the most crucial moment in his life.
When all of the burden of the reality of the sinfulness of man can came blustering down upon him and the Bible says he sweated as if it were drops of blood. You don't think he knows anything about loneliness, isolation, rejection, persecution, hurt, you don't think he understands what it means to be bearing a great responsibility. These kids a model of what I'm gonna do with them. You don't think God understands that the Lord Jesus.
He says he sympathizes with us in our weaknesses now. That means sins but it also means every other weakness. We have because the some weaknesses within us that are not necessarily sin, and he understands what he think he wept when Lazarus died because he could feel what Mary and Martha were feeling this is that brother they loved him dearly. He could feel that he knew was resurrected from the dead want to cry what he looked over Jerusalem and we because he could feel the frustration and the fears and the emptiness and the loneliness and the wandering thoughts of these people he knew how that was you know why came as a man so he could feel what we feel and suffer what we suffer and touch was when we are hurting in areas that we think no one else understands sympathetic pure in heart. He fully understands the third thing I want you to jot down is this and that is that God is waiting for us to come to him with their needs. God is waiting for us to come to him with our needs. God knows all about our needs.
God is ready, willing and able to help us with our needs. God is waiting for us to come to him with her knees and look at what he says in this 16 verse therefore that is based on the fact that he knows it all. Based on the fact that he's our great high priest based on the fact that he sympathetic intendant pure in heart. Based on all that he says not ours drawn near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive what mercy that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need and notice what he says with a drawn near to the throne of grace, who named at the throne of grace. Notice what he didn't say he didn't since the throne of pleading the throne of judgment. The pearl of condemnation, the throne of bargaining the throne of evaluation the throne of guilt, the throne of reminder, but he says it is the throne of grace, that is, it's the throne of God's favor.
He says I want you to come to my throne, which is defined as the throne of grace. God's undeserved loving favor told us he says when you are need come to the throne of favor come to the throne of blessing, the throne of benefit come to the throne where all of your needs are readily available at their waiting for you so that I can bless you come to the throne of grace and listen how often we come to the throne of grace. Looking over our shoulder all God I hope you have forgotten what I brought to you last all God I hope you have forgiven me for my past sins. For now, Lord, I'm coming.
I have this great need in my life and I don't know what to do with it.
I'm just I feel so empty God so hopeless. Lord I hope you haven't remember the past. He did not say that it is the throne of guilt, condemnation, accusation, it's a throne of grace. He says when you and I have a need.
This is his command.
He says draw near to the throne of grace, God's place of blessing God's place of favor, God's place of law.
He said draw near to the throne of grace, that we sent for by grace you have been say what is grace. When we say was God's unmerited undeserved unconditional loving favor told us what he says that's what he named his strong it's a throne of grace, and he and right says there and it's always available is always open, that is God's never on vacation. Jesus is never on the phone is no sign of the door that says busy come back later always available anytime, anywhere, on any condition pieces come to the throne of grace. Notice how he tells us to come let us therefore draw near know that means that means that speaks of intimacy that is he doesn't say there is a throne of grace in yonder heaven. He says we are to come to the he says he says draw near. How you draw near to the throne of grace upon grace is in heaven.
You see, the Bible says the Holy Spirit came to live in your heart and you and I can draw near to the throne of grace, and never even get out of the bed.
You never have to take a step you will even have to open your eyes in the morning when you awaken you not to move a finger. You even have to move a little. You don't have to do anything to be immediately and instantaneously in the throne of grace drawn near that is we are. He says I want you to feel that you are in the presence of the Lord Jesus, I want you to feel that you are in the presence of God the father draw near to the throne of grace will have fast can that be all you have to do is say Lord you know one incident things that you would have to come to him in King James English. You don't have to say it. Our grade and Almighty wonderful heavenly father in Jesus name. Is nothing wrong with that.
We should all praise him, I want you to see is this the restrictions except that you be the child of God lost person can get the throne room. You got to be save of the grace of God the shed blood of his son Jesus, then it's all open to you. He says we are to bring our needs.
Draw near to the throne of God.
He's a withdrawal near expectantly look at the term he uses. Let us draw near with confidence. You know that word in the Greek means all spoken this.
That means I mean just come and lay it all out.
You have to come hesitating you have to, having your speech made before God. You don't have to write your prayer around.
You have to make it a preparation with all spoken. This means openness frankly just tell it like it is the understands were you coming from or sometimes on bended knee.
You may want to come to him, the spirit of worship and say heavenly father with great gratitude and thanksgiving and praise to you for who you are and then you may present your latest make a difference how you come what he want you to understand is this a it's all open and you the wonderful thing about it every single believer in the whole world can walk in the throne room all at one time and it wouldn't even be crowded in that great no current.
You know why because the mind of God is greater than all of his creation. All of his people and all the substance of things he's ever created. His mind is bigger than all of he says let us draw near with confidence, that is, don't come hanging back and saying well with doubts. Think about this. If this is the throne of grace, the throne of God's favor when you not come without you will be saying we say Lord I know what you said but I'm not quite sure that you will do what you promised would gotta make a promise to you my friend not keep it what he say to you, he would meet all of your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
If he did made it. Could God afford to make your promise that he didn't mean when you and I come to him with doubts and fears and reservations and wondering if he's going to answer is what we're saying is God.
I know what you said but I don't quite Lord. If you just knew me. He does know you voted, he just knew what I have done he knows it perfectly all gotta. He knows all about.
So what is he simply say to us. He says draw near with confidence to the throne of grace in bringing hangups but don't bring hangups of doubt because he wants to bless you. You say, but my latest mechanisms with the natives is making them is how many times you been there. We should be there every day bringing our needs. To him that he says here's what you'll find when you get look, let us therefore draw near to with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. He says we can receive mercy now is not immersive salvation.
That's why were there were to say is what he say every time you and I come to the throne of grace. We made a loving Savior who has already demonstrated the most profound demonstration of mercy anybody could ever know, and that is the cross the shedding of his blood, you know what you'll find you'll always find the open arms of Jesus saying come on I want to hear what you have to say to me where you hurt, tell me what's bugging you tell me what's bothering you tell me what has your hurting on the inside. Tell me why you discouraged. He says when you come to the throne. Here's what you'll find you'll find mercy, not law, not condemnation, mercy, tender, loving, understanding, sympathetic mercy, and he says the second thing you'll find is this grace to help favor to help. That is when you not bring our need to him no matter what it is is what he says just tell me about it because I am ready and willing and able to meet your need. He says you'll find grace to help. That means favor to help love to help Howard to help you find God ready, willing and able to help meet that need.
There's not the slightest indication that you going to find rebuff chastisement condemnation now in the process of meeting that need. God oftentimes surfaces in our life. Things that we need to deal with God oftentimes brings to remind of what he's saying is that when you come to him. You don't come to him like the sinkhole it, wait a minute when you get a few things, but not then you come know he that cometh to me I will in no wise cast. So my friend let me ask you a question. What is the greatest need that you're facing today in your life is it that you need to be loved is it that you need to be accepted is it that you need someone to care. Do you feel like you're unappreciated. Do you feel unworthy that you don't belong that you are ostracized. What is it that you need. You may not even know what the need is.
Here's what I want you to remember you have a heavenly father who knows all about your needs. You have a heavenly father who is ready, willing and able to meet that need. Ready, willing and able to meet that need.
You have a heavenly father who is waiting for you to come to him and present your need heavenly father in Jesus name, how we do love you and praise you. I pray for those who run save that right now they might be willing to ask for your forgiveness and to surrender their life to you and receive you as their Savior for the forgiveness of their sins, and then to approach you with boldness asking you to help to meet their needs. I pray for those who are already weeping on the inside. Today, because their needs are so overwhelming. Would you remind them in the simple truth you're waiting, you're ready you're able, you want to meet that need, that you would grow them up in the things of God so that they not only will have their needs met, but they will become vessels through whom others have their needs met as they share the Lord Jesus Christ is my prayer in his name. Amen. Thank you for listening to party lab when you need a member if you like to know more about her family were in touch ministries and had started working To the presentation of intense ministry in Atlanta, Georgia