SO THAT WE MAY RECEIVE MERCY AND FIND GRACE TO HELP IN TIME OF NEED: hina labomen (1PAAS) eleos kai charin heuromen (1PAAS) eis eukairon boetheian: In 2Co 12:9-note Paul identifies the "time of need" as the time when we are weak! This was dramatically symbolized by the rending of the temple curtain from top to bottom at the time of the crucifixion, indicating that through an act of divine grace access into the holiest place was now available to all the people of God (Mk. We come to Him rather restrained, without being open and sincere. That we must feel our spiritual necessities, in order to our calling with fervency and earnestness. 4:16; 7:25; 10:1,22; 11:6). [Heb 4:16 mGNT] προσερχώμεθα οὖν μετὰ παρρησίας τῷ θρόνῳ τῆς χάριτος ἵνα λάβωμεν ἔλεος καὶ χάριν εὕρωμεν εἰς εὔκαιρον βοήθειαν It also assures us that because of Jesus we can "come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy" (Hebrews 4:16). As I have trodden the Appian way I have rejoiced that Jesus, whom Paul preached, is yet alive, and is certain in due season to put down his enemies. But it is the throne of grace. Precious encouragement! (Word Studies in the New Testament: Vol. 2 Corinthians 3:12 Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech. And yet, He did so without succumbing to sin. And waits to answer prayer. 2. People of the world seek help out of the armory, or the treasury, or the pantry, but we turn to the sanctuary." No trial is too great, no temptation is too strong, but that Jesus Christ can give us the mercy and grace that we need, when we need it. And blessed that hour of solemn eve, The love of God is my pillow, David cried out: "O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger" (Psalm 6:1). Paul frequently introduces his epistles with "grace" to recipients who are already saved by grace. The righteous cry, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. (See Moody Bible Institute's Today in the Word), F B Meyer in The Way into the Holiest has the following chapter entitled "Timely and Needed Help" on Hebrews 4:16…. Standing where Satan’s seat is, in the midst of ten thousand idols, I beseech those who worship God in the spirit to wrestle in prayer for times of refreshing, that all lands may know that Jesus Christ is Lord. You're being awfully slow." But, ah! Do not bring before God stinted petitions and narrow desires, and say, “Lord, do according to these,” but, remember, as high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are his ways above your ways, and his thoughts above your thoughts, and ask, therefore, after a God-like sort, ask for great things, for you are before the throne of grace, for then he would do for us exceeding abundantly above what we ask or even think. A PRIEST.-Deep down in the heart of men there is a strong and instinctive demand for a priest, to be daysman and mediator, to lay one hand on man and the other on God, and to go between them both. He does not give this man a blessing that the man’s circumstances would not require. Remember that in simple terms, praying is just taking time to talk with your best friend, in this case your Father. Jesus can sympathize with whatever you’re facing! (Hebrews 4 Mp3 ), Confidence (3954) (parrhesia/parresia from pás = all + rhesis = speech, act of speaking) is literally all speech or speaking all things and thereby conveys the idea of freedom to say all. He does not give me the parcel that was meant for you; there is no error in the delivery. (Heb 4:16), The Amplified version describes this "help" as "appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it.". I rest my soul in its comfort, (Ps 62:8), McGee explains our bold access in plain terms - We can speak freely to the Lord Jesus Christ. Boetheia is only twice in the NT. If thou wert before the throne of justice to be condemned for thine iniquities, thy hands might well be on thy loins; but now thou art favoured to come before the King in his silken robes of love, let thy face shine with sacred delight. Spurgeon - It is clear from the connection of our text that the interposition of the Lord Jesus Christ is essential to acceptable prayer. As Joshua drew nearer, he was given this command: "Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy" (Joshua 5:15). His friend responded, “My plane may be small, but I have the same rights, the same privileges, and the same access to that airport as anyone else—even the jumbo jets!” It is a throne,—there is sovereignty; but to every soul that knows how to pray, to every soul that by faith comes to Jesus, the true mercy seat, divine sovereignty wears no dark and terrible aspect, but is full of love. Hebrews 4:16 What Does Hebrews 4:16 Mean? —Fitzhugh Do I fear that God himself has forsaken me? They were perhaps the first to feel that the average citizen should have freedom to speak. Grace gives us what we don’t deserve while mercy withholds what we do deserve. We have nothing to do with atonement for sin; which is urgently required by us, not only for our sins as ordinary members of the congregation, but for those which, consciously or unconsciously, we commit in the exercise of our priestly office. Hebrews 4:16-note Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. He doth not in every case measure out his gifts by the degree of our faith, but by the sincerity and trueness of faith. The River of Thy Grace Mercy is more than a feeling, but not less than that. Nay, further, his greatness is that of the Son of God, the fellow and equal of Deity. As thus my inmost soul to pour Your experience will be that of David, "I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and He gave ear unto me. Spurgeon adds that "It is not forbidden us, in hours of dire distress, to ask for speed on God’s part in his coming to rescue us… It is most fitting that we should day by day cry to God for deliverance and help; our frailty and our many dangers render this a perpetual necessity." In that kind of life, the saint has nothing of which to be ashamed at the judgment of his works. It is a throne, and who sits on it? We might abruptly stop in mid-sentence, fearful of being disrespectful of our heavenly Father. It is also one of the clearest expressions of Christianity's unique nature. TOUCHED WITH THE FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES. It comes from those lips into which grace was poured. 16). out of His (Christ's) fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift. It is one of his objects now to make his grace illustrious. There must be no dictation to God, no refusing to bow to His sovereignty, no rebelling against His will. The word speaks of unreservedness of speech, a free and fearless confidence, with nothing to hide or be ashamed of. Hebrews 10:19-note Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus. a propitiatory, the place where God and man are to meet. It gushes from His heart as from a full and overflowing fountain, and flows into the bosom of the poor, the lowly, the humble, and the contrite; enriching, comforting, and sanctifying their souls. Last week we looked at verses 1-3, which introduce and describe this historical figure Melchizedek. All other high priests were inferior to him. White and sparkling — cold and repellent. God is a Spirit unseen of mortal eye, and only to be perceived by the inner man; our spirit within us, begotten by the Holy Ghost at our regeneration, discerns the Great Spirit, communes with him, prefers to him its requests, and receives from him answers of peace. Nay, it becomes not a King to be giving away pence and groats, he distributes pieces of broad gold; he scatters not as poor men must, scraps of bread and broken meat, but he makes a feast of fat things, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. You can easily understand how naturally that becomes an expression for the unembarrassed, unrestrained full out-pouring of a heart. (Ex 19:12). People who are afraid to go to God have a similar problem. We can now draw near and pour out our hearts to him as described by the psalmist David…, Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. This remark was rendered almost necessary by the choice of the word didaskein (didasko = to teach) in Mk 8:31. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. Comment: Parrhesia here is speaking all things, forthrightness of speech; then more broadly, boldness, especially the courage appropriate to the free man, which acts openly even in a hostile atmosphere. Boldness there should be, but let it not be impertinent. Having a feeling of sorrow over someone's bad situation I now want to try to do something about it. Precious encouragement! Also in Phil 1:20. On the land and on the sea, at home or abroad, in the publicity of business, or in the privacy of retirement, "the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry. In prayer to Thee." "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us … " (Titus 3:5-note). Writer Phillips Brooks said, “If man is man and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing; it is an infinitely foolish thing.” “I am moved by the need”—that’s motivation. pät' Listen. But I am free to speak, because He is also a man. When you approach the Lord with boldness, He hath declared that all his promises are yea and amen in Christ Jesus; but, for our consolation when we survey God under the high and terrible aspect of a sovereign, we have this to reflect on, that he is under covenant bonds of promise to be faithful to the souls that seek him. April 23. Nor borrows leave to be.”. The great theologian Jonathan Edwards said that ". We fall back upon the words that precede my text, ‘And there is no creature concealed from His sight, for all things are naked, and open to the eyes Of Him to whom we must give an account.’ That may be, and is terrible, unless we take it along with the other word, ‘We have not a High Priest who cannot sympathise with our weakness.’ We see a divine omniscience shining upon us through the merits of the great High Priest, full of light and hope, and because all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him who is our High Priest; therefore the right grace will be most surely given to me to help me in time of need, or, as the words may perhaps be more vigorously and correctly translated, find grace for timely aid, grace punctually and precisely at the very nick of time, at the very exact time determined by heaven’s chronometer, not by ours. And sprinkles now the throne of grace. Wit and sarcasm may launch their epithets on this primordial craving; but they might as well try to extinguish by the same methods the craving of the body for food, of the understanding for truth, of the heart for love. We do not pray to God to instruct him as to what he ought to do, neither for a moment must we presume to dictate the line of the divine procedure. From blush of morn to evening star, It may be the result of a bad experience. The wanderer on the waters, whose voice seems drowned amid the din of the tempest, is speaking audibly within the veil, where is cast that 'anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast,' by which a universe might hold, and never know shipwreck. 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In beginning to pray, dear friends, you feel as if you did not pray. That we’re beyond His love and grace. Acts 28:31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Greeks used parrhesia of those with the right to speak openly in the assembly. The dying words of one ancient saint were "Grace is the only thing that can make us like God. That is to say, not ‘thank God’ that His work makes God’s throne a throne of grace — that is not the teaching of the Scripture — but that He, as High Priest, and, therefore, as the revealer to us of God as He is, shows us in His life and death, in the gentleness of His character, in the tenderness of His compassion, in the depth of His sympathy on earth, in the tenderness that touched the little children in their innocence and the harlots in their filth, and in the death He died upon the Cross for the sake of the world — the very heart of God is cut open, as it were, and the two halves fall apart as when we cut some rich fruit to lay hare the inmost pulp. Then, further, inasmuch as it is a throne of grace, the faults of the petitioner himself shall not prevent the success of his prayer. Nothing, however, could compensate for that fatal lack. Our confidence is founded on what Christ has already done on our account. Let us - 13x in 12v - Heb 4:1, 11, 14, 16; 6:1; 10:22, 23, 24; 12:1 (2x), He 12:28; 13:13, 15, Draw Near - Heb 4:16; 7:19, 25; 10:1, 22. In himself he is powerless to conquer them. Hebrews 4:16 NKJV - Let us therefore come boldly to the - Bible Gateway. Submit to His timetable and His care." The figure is so called, because the speaker or writer, without intending offence, speaks with perfect freedom and boldness. But it is also a throne of grace. They are but nominal kings, to be set up and put down at the will of men, or the decree of providence, but he is Lord alone, the Prince of the kings of the earth. But there is victory through the Lord Jesus Christ. Font Size. It is set up in a world of woe- in the midst of the wilderness- in the very land of the enemy- in the valley of tears, because it is the throne of grace. “Take with you words,” saith he, “and say unto him, Receive us graciously and love us freely.” He will put the desires, and put the expression of those desires into your spirit by his grace; he will direct your desires to the things which you ought to seek for; he will teach you your wants, though as yet you know them not; he will suggest to you his promises that you may be able to plead them; he will, in fact, be Alpha and Omega to your prayer, just as he is to your salvation; for as salvation is from first to last of grace, so the sinner’s approach to the throne of grace is of grace from first to last. He had been chosen to carry the name of Jesus "before the Gentiles and their kings" (Acts 9:15) and this was to be the climax of his distinctive ministry. God is so full of compassion, and love, and mercy, He does not need to be stimulated to pour it forth. If you could, I confess that I could not. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do. Root Word (Etymology) From I do not believe that it is an easy thing to pray in public so as to conduct the devotions of a large congregation aright. Hebrews 4:16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (NASB: Lockman). thou mayest approach as often and as boldly as thou wilt; for we have a great High Priest, who is passed through the heavens, and not one who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. Over and against merely having the mercy to allow us to live out our miserable lives without destroying us instantly, God has chosen us to greatness and glory by the hand of His Son. David, when he was sinking, said, "I … will magnify Him with thanksgiving" (Ps 69:30).". But it was their toddler son who had entered their bedroom, jumped on the bed, and boldly said, “I want in the middle.” Scott was struck with the beauty of a child’s security in knowing he is wanted. Delivered on Lord’s-Day Morning, November 19th, 1871, by It raises the desires and affections above the things of the present world, and fastens them on the things which are above. Parrhesia - 6 uses in the Septuagint - Lev 26:13; Esth 8:12; Prov 1:20; 10:10; 13:5; Job 27:10. The Lord return into their bosoms a thousandfold the good which faithful friends have implored for me, and make me more than ever the means of blessing to them by ministry. This is a part of our liberty or boldness; we come up to the throne, and we call aloud for mercy, and God hears and dispenses the blessing we need. That word “grace” is one of the choicest in the whole description of our great resort for prayer.

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