Day 2 – Cardio Training

Today, we are going to start looking at getting focused.

Hebrews 10:19
19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

Day 2 – Points to Ponder

1. Therefore

When you read “therefore” in a passage of scripture, you need to figure out what it is there for. In this case it’s referring back to verse 17:

Hebrews 10:17
17 “I will remember their sins and their iniquities no more.”

Because of Jesus perfect sacrifice for our sins, God no longer remembers our sins. This idea is one that you must take deep into your disciple’s heart. Because of what Jesus has done, not because of anything that we have done, we can enter into the Most Holy Place. In the Book of Exodus and the Book of Hebrews we learn that the Most Holy place refers to the literal presence of God. Because of Jesus, we can now be in the literal presence of God. In His presence we can get a…

2. Throne Room Perspective

Ephesians 1:18-20
18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might 20 which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,

The eyes of our disciple’s heart can be opened so that we can know the Hope to which he has called us to. We can know the riches of His glorious inheritance. We can know the power that at is work in those of us who believe. It is the same power that was at work when Jesus was raised from the dead and seated in the heavenly realms at the right hand of the Father. He has us covered for eternity.

A throne room perspective gives you a completely different way of looking at things that happen throughout the day. Problems become opportunities for God to move, worry and fear can be moved into faith and peace, we can have hope in situations knowing that He is with us and for us. And we need to understand that our…

3. Confidence is in Christ

Ephesians 2:4-6
4 But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

In Christ, we too have been seated with Him in the heavenly realms! God sees and relates to us in Christ. Our confidence to be in the Most Holy Place is not in our own works or performance, it is in Christ. In Christ, by His blood, we have the amazing blessing available to us that we can access the presence of God 24/7.

But how much time do we actually spend in His presence? That is a big question that as His disciples you need to ask yourself. Are you spending time with Him? What keeps us from taking advantage of the amazing opportunity we have to hang out with Him?

Maybe we struggle like Isaiah does in chapter 6:1-7. When he enters into the presence of God he is overwhelmed by his own unworthiness.

Isaiah 6:1-7
1 In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. 3 One called to another, and said, “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of Armies! The whole earth is full of his glory!” 4 The foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 Then I said, “Woe is me! For I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell amongst a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Armies!” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. 7 He touched my mouth with it, and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven.”

Perhaps, the reality of the presence of God and His holiness causes us to be overwhelmed by the reality of our brokenness. It is like a mirror that puts our sin and brokenness right in our face, and yet if we can come to understand that our confidence in being in His presence is in Christ, we can begin the process of being healed of the mess. Our guilt and shame stop becoming such easy fodder for the evil one to use against us in his attempt to try and keep us from the life we have been called to as Jesus disciples. We are not worthy to be in God’s presence in our own right, but in Christ we can be there in confidence. I want to encourage you to start everyday by hanging out with God in the Most Holy Place in confidence because of what Jesus has done for you. There is nothing to be afraid of, or ashamed of. God is holy, but in His holiness there is love and acceptance and the power to transform and heal us.

Hebrews 10:19
19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

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