8-28-2011 What in Heaven is Jesus doing up there. Hebrew 4:14-16
To go where man has never gone before…..
Going to a place we never went….never been..
A sympathetic priest who is approachable
Great High Priest = Mega Priest
Jesus is There to convince you that God loves you, not to convince God to love you.
What ever is on the other Side, HE is there
If God is holding on to us up there we should therefore Hold firmly onto your confession
We can hold on because we are being held.
He sympathizes to our weaknesses…
Sympathy only occurred in the new testament.
•In the center of the Universe, the high. priest is there with sympathy
You can hold on because of his grace
What in Heaven is Jesus doing?
He says come again and again…
The throne of grace…
Grace is at the center…… Hen I get there he offers mercy = active pity
Grace to help in the time of need …not tomorrow’s grace today, but today’s grace
He said once we see he we can then confess…that he said
….if I believe in you, I will have eternal life
….If I confess with my mouth, I will be saved
…If I hold firmly to the faith
…If we approach the throne with confidence, we will receive mercy and grace and if so
you will let me in.
He is a sympathic God so he knows our weakness because he has been tested as well yet not sin…
He wants us to come to him not to see if his love is real but to convince us that he loves us no matter what.