Monday, June 29, 2015

Come to God Without a Doubt

"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." (Hebrews 10: 22)

When we come to God about any need in our lives, we need to come without a doubt.

What is the root of doubt about our Daddy God?

It all comes down to the notion that our sins have not bee put away forever.

Jesus was there to save Peter before he drowned in the stormy sea:

"And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" (Matthew 14: 31)

Peter would rest assured in God's saving power once again during the early ministry of the Church in the Book of Acts:

"And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews." (Acts 12: 11)

In the Book of Hebrews, we learn at length about the need to believe in Jesus, that He has completed the work:

"16For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 17But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?" (Hebrews 3: 16-18)

Let us not doubt that God has accomplished the Perfect Work through His Son Jesus:

"Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;" (Hebrews 1: 3)

Why should we be surprised or put aside this revelation? The prophets foretold that the Messiah would come and put away our sins forever:

"4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
"5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53: 4-5)

and in the Psalms:

"As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." (Psalm 103:12)


"But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared." (Psalm 130: 4)

Paul quotes another verse from the Psalms of David:

"Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." (Romans 4:8)
Come to God your Daddy (Romans 8: 15), and come boldly!

"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." (Romans 8: 15)

and then

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4: 16)

Let us come to God without a doubt, therefore, and believe that in our times of need, we will find His grace ready for us!

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