Boldly & Confidently!
Heb.4:16 “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
There is nothing that can be done to crush the Church in Nigeria, the Church in every nation of the world (this bit was my addition – thinking globally). Nothing! You need to understand that what God is going to do in this end-time has a lot to do with the church in Nigeria. The Church in Nigeria is not the sole custodian of the final revival in this end times, but it is a major custodian. The Church in Nigeria will be alive and well when Jesus comes. If you do not understand the placement in the spirit realm, you will jump at things you have no business jumping at. Just one word – freedom. The point is, we are to take our positions in the spirit and listen to what God is saying. We are not to focus on things we can see. Are the people that are being killed precious? Of course, they are. However, the truth is Christians have always been killed, and Christians will always be killed. But the more Christians are killed, the stronger the Church becomes.
Eph.3:12 “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence” (emphasis added). Because of Christ and our faith in Him, how should we come into God’s presence? Boldly and confidently. “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” In time past, people could not access God. People needed a high priest to access God. But now, God says we can come boldly and confidently. He is our Father; God wants you and I to come boldly and confidently because he is our God. Eph.3:1, 14-15 “When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles . . . When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.” (emphasis added). Let me explain what happened between verses 1 and 14; Paul had started a thought which is what we see in verse 1 but he digressed to explain a few things. So, in verse 14, he picks up his initial thought again.
The person writing these things was in chains and in prison. Yet he was saying that there is nothing anybody can do against the Church. The Church of Jesus is established, it will speak to and confound the principalities and powers. Paul was in prison; when you see with the eyes of the Spirit, you do not move with what your physical eyes can see. It is because what is in the spirit will eventually come to pass.
Prayer: Father, because of my faith in Jesus, I come boldly and confidently into Your presence today with the assurance that You are working things out for my good, in Jesus Name. Amen!