Summary: there is no waivering in God.
Hebrews 10: 35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Your confidence, Paul wrote has a great recompense of reward. The word confidence here is also the greek word that is used for boldness. Being Bold has great recompense of reward.
Boldness comes with knowledge. When someone is bold, it is usually because they are absolutely convinced in what they are believing. The more knowledge that someone has on any particular subject, the more likely that they will fight to the bitter end about their case.
Niv- don’t throw away your confidence, it will be greatly rewarded.
When the council had put Peter and John on trial for speaking the words of life unto the lame man at the gate called beautiful, the bible says in Acts 4:13 that when the men saw the confidence of Peter and John they were amazed. Because they knew that they were uneducated men.
Because of the confidence that they had, they were released, but commanded not to preach this Jesus anymore.
Heb.3:6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Paul goes as far as to say, if we hold fast to our confidence, and the boast of our hope firm unto the end, that we will indeed become the House of God.
1 Jn. 3: 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
22 and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
The bible tells us that we are to go boldly with confidence unto the throne of grace. We are no longer bound outside of the veil, but we now have access to come boldly, with confidence to the throne.
We are no longer on the outside looking in, but we are now able to enter into the holy of holies. When Christ gave up the ghost, and the veil was rent at the temple from top to bottom, he gave you and I the authority, and boldness to come before the throne.
It is a lie from the pit of hell that tells you that you are not worthy to come before God in prayer, and that your prayers will not be heard. God said I have called you, I have justified you, and I paid the price so that you can come to me.
Cast not away your confidence- Don’t forget whose child you are. I am who God says I am, I can do what God says I can do, I can have what God says I can have.
The confidence that we have, is that we are children of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. The enemy does not want for you to know who you are.
For you have need of patience, that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. The bible says that patience is a fruit of the spirit, and a necessity to show that you are Christ’s.
Patience shows that you have a spirit that relies upon Christ. It also shows your level of trust in God and his word. A patient person will get prayed for, and then begin to confess that he or she is healed, despite what the circumstances may look like. As they confess their healing, they are showing others around them their level of faith.
Paul said you have need of patience, so that you can receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come, will come, and will not tarry. He that shall come, will come, and will not tarry. He who has began a good work in you, shall continue it until the day of Christ Jesus our Lord.
God says that his word can not fail. That he is not a man that he should lie, nor the son of man that he should repent.
Just a little while…. Jesus said, he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. There is something to be said about a person who endures. Paul told Timothy to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Just as Christ endured the hill of calvary, and all of the afflictions, persecutions, slanders, and abuses, we as Christians also have to endure some things.