|Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM|
This Scripture sent me on a new journey of discovery, and this time I invite you to join me. I ask Holy Spirit to help me learn more about Jesus, and He gives me these verses from Hebrews in The Passion Translation:
Hebrews 6:18-20 TPT
18 So it is impossible for God to lie for we know that his promise and his vow will never change! And now we have run into his heart to hide ourselves in his faithfulness. This is where we find his strength and comfort, for he empowers us to seize what has already been established ahead of time—an unshakeable hope!
19 We have this certain hope like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God Himself. Our anchor of hope is fastened to the mercy seat [b] which sits in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold,[c] 20 and where Jesus, our forerunner,[d] has gone in before us. He is now and forever our royal Priest like Melchizedek.[e]Â
Hebrews 6:19 Implied in the text and made explicit as that which is found inside the innermost chamber. Hebrews 6:19 As translated from the Aramaic, which is literally “beyond the faces of the door.”
Hebrews 6:20 Or “trailblazer.” Jesus has blazed a trail for us to enter into the sacred chamber and seize the hope that has been fulfilled in His eyes already, to have a company of king-priests who will dwell with Him in the holiest of holies and minister from there out to the nations of the earth. The clear implication of ~ we can depend on that and hide in His heart and His love whenever we need that strength and comfort.vv. 19–20 He takes us in to share his throne and his ministry as the royal Priest.
Hebrews 6:20 Or “in the order [likeness] of Melchizedek.”
“We have run into His heart to hide ourselves” in His faithfulness. How marvelous to know beyond doubt that our God is always faithful. And like the Scripture says, it’s where we find His strength and comfort! We are anchored to Him / held firmly to Him by Him. How secure it makes me feel. How about you?
He, Jesus, empowers us to seize what was already established ahead of time ~ an unshakeable hope. The Word also says we are fastened to the mercy seat. If we do wrong and repent, God’s mercy forgives and forgets. This too, is part of our security, for we know our God will never reject us. His love for you and me is all powerful It keeps our souls superglued to Jesus as we travel our road to eternity. Holy Spirit works within us to hold us on the right road.
My friends, we are not wandering with no goal in sight. Oh no, Jesus is in the Holy of Holies waiting for us to join Him. Our unshakeable Hope is that we will be with Jesus as king-priests who will dwell with Him and minister from there out to the nations of the earth. It is our home and cannot be shaken, because Jesus already sees us there with Him.
As each of us journey down our path, we will grow and learn with Holy Spirit’s aid to become more like Jesus. Our experiences will teach us, and sitting under the tutelage of Holy Spirit and studying the Bible will build the character of God in our hearts. So we will one day find ourselves in the holiest of holies with Jesus and being assigned our ‘priestly’ work for Him.
Can you see yourself being in His powerful Presence? His face looking at you with love? His smile is for you alone as He talks with you? Peace and quiet joy surround as you listen to His words. Feel your heart rest in contentment and excitement.
This Scripture takes me wandering down my own eternal highway. Did you like the journey?