Draw Near to God
This thanksgiving I am thankful for the reality of Hebrews 10:21-22. It states, “And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”(KJV)
For those of us that might be new to the Scriptures, let me point out that this “high priest over the house of God” is none other than Jesus Christ. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins so that we could be made clean once and for all. Because of His sacrifice, we have the ability to “draw near” to God. These words in the original Greek mean “to approach, come near, VISIT, worship, or go to.”
We all have the ability to be thankful for this amazing opportunity we have to “draw near” to God BECAUSE of Jesus. How many times throughout the year do we MISS hearing God’s voice or experiencing ALL God has for us because we forget this truth? I am sure that I have not taken these verses to heart many a time.
The challenge for all of us is to PRACTICE this verse and take it to heart! Do we APPROACH God with a “true heart in full assurance of faith?” Do our prayers ever become just a part of the Christian routine? Prayer is a good routine to have... don’t get me wrong! BUT... I know that sometimes my heart is more sincere than other times when I pray. I know that I don’t have “full assurance” EVERY time I say a prayer. We need to remember that Satan does NOT want us to experience this verse. He does everything he can to make us forget the power that we have through Jesus. Let us all be reminded this thanksgiving to be thankful for the POWER we have through the eternal Spirit! Let us not only be thankful for it, but let us all USE it! Have full assurance fellow servants! Boldly enter the throne room with confidence and have a VISIT with God!
Isaiah 52:6 states, “But I will reveal my name to my people, and they will come to know its power. Then at last they will recognize that it is I who speaks to them.” (NLT)