Summary: Thoughts from Hebrews
Take note of the connection between verse 35 and 36. It is our confidence that gives us endurance. It is a sort of marriage.
Confidence, (being faith in the cleansing power of Christ’s blood and our hope of glorification) gives us endurance to do God’s will in ALL circumstances.
Confidence gives us endurance to face trials and tribulation
Confidence gives us endurance to boldly confess our hope
Confidence in our standing of perfection before the Throne, gives us endurance to keep looking for the day when;
“HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME”.
AMEN! I just love that phrase! Do you, believer? Do you get chills up and down your spine just thinking about that day? You should. It is as sure as all that has already happened. Faith in His coming is the rock upon which the saints have stood firm against the evils of life.
“FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME”
Friends, if the writer, inspired by the Holy Spirit, said, “For yet in a very little while...”, it is not less true because it hasn’t happened yet. IT IS MORE TRUE NOW!
If a first century writer said, “For yet in a very little while...”, then that ‘little while’ is littler now!
Can’t you almost hear the trumpet? Can’t you sense it all around you? The time is so very, very short, when “He who is coming will come”.
Keep your eyes on “He who is coming”
Draw near in full assurance of faith, for your great High Priest in the Heavenlies, is “He who is coming”
Hold fast the confession of your hope without wavering, for
“He who is coming” is the one who introduces you by faith into this grace in which you stand; and “He who is coming” will glorify even your mortal bodies (Rom 8:11) to live and rule and reign with Him eternally.
Forsake not the assembling of yourselves, for it is by your assembling to worship and to stimulate one another to love and good deeds and encouraging one another, that you are reminded as His children to watch the Eastern sky in eager anticipation (Heb 9:28). For,
HE who is coming,
he WHO is coming,
he who IS coming,
he who is COMING,...
WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY!
And by faith in that truth, all who are declared right with God will LIVE!
Live? Yes! Jesus said it Himself to the Pharisees. “He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” And who are they? Well, you read about some of them in Chapter eleven. These are not dead people folks, they walked this earth long ago, but they are alive because of their faith, and they are the great cloud of witnesses who wait patiently for us to join them so they can receive their rewards (11:39,40).
HE WHO IS DECLARED RIGHT WITH GOD THROUGH FAITH, SHALL LIVE!