CONFIDENCE IN OUR CONFESSION
March 15, 1998
INTRODUCTION: In the Old Testament, the Jewish people
were committed to a system of religion that kept them out of
the presence of God. Remember, only the High Priest, and
only on the Day of Atonement, could enter into the Holy of
Holies, the presence of God. In the Tabernacle and the
Temple, there were barriers that kept them from approaching
God. So, when these Hebrew believers read for the first time
that because of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross they could
come into the presence of God themselves, they were
confronted with incredible truth.
Three different times, in three verses (22-24) we are
encouraged by the words, “Let Us.”
Is an Invitation.
“Let us draw near”
Is a Profession.
“Let us hold fast”
Is a Consideration.
“Let us consider”
These words of exhortation are to those who make a positive
response to the claims of Jesus Christ
Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thou heart that God
hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved.”
I. PROVISION FOR ENTRANCE. 19-22
A. AUDIENCE. 19-21
PLACE OF ENTRANCE. 19
The believer is invited to do something only
the high priest of Israel could do.
“having boldness” ? confidence; freedom of
speech, no rope tied to his ankle.
“enter the Holiest” ? come into God’s
The concept of simply coming to God was
revolutionary to Jews, and to many others
throughout the centuries. When Adam sinned,
had not God put out of the Garden and placed
the angels and the flaming sword to guard the
entrance? And were not all men forbidden, on
pain of death, to enter into His presence in the
Holy of Holies? But now, the writer says, you
can come in.
PRICE OF ENTRANCE. 19-21
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