Seeking Jesus First - May 13, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - May 13, 2023
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“LET” - Part Eight

There are those who will tell you that not every “LET” in Scripture is for you. Don’t LET them cheat you out of your inheritance.

Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,” (Colossians 2:18, NKJV)

False humility exalts the flesh by focusing people on the differences between one person and another based upon some external set of rules or conditions. It can be hyper faith, hyper grace, hyper spirituality, hyper whatever. True humility is accepting and exalting what God says over everything else.

Seeing then that 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 was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14–16, NKJV)

We hold fast to the words that are given to us through the Spirit of Christ. All Scripture is Holy Spirit inspired and is profitable for doctrine, reproduced and instruction in righteousness. Jesus, Our High Priest, holds fast to the word of God and so do we.

He has made a way into the holiest place, into the throne room of Our Father. We are able to boldly approach in the very righteousness of the resurrected Jesus Christ and obtain mercy and grace to apply to every need.

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. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:22–25, NKJV)

Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1 Thessalonians 5:6–9, NKJV)

We are clothed with the breastplate of righteous by faith working through love. We have not received the wrath of God but we have received His salvation. So we have in and over our minds the hope that we have received through His salvation. So we hold fast to the confession of our salvation without wavering.

We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. We are saved, healed, delivered and blessed.