As I said last week, I began to see my reading of Jakob’s blessing in a new light, and so while the premis was right, I didn’t want an injury for my boldness!
Andrew Wommack was just staring a teaching on Hebrews, and here came my answer. We are under the new relationship with God. When Jesus died the temple veil was torn in two and we can now approach God without fear, but with respect and perseverance spiritually – maybe Jacob was a bit too much. No fear of death if I haven’t got the ritual correct – in those ancient times the Priest would have a rope around his leg when he entered the inner place so if he croaked, the body could be pulled out! So I can now ask God, persevere, but will not be wounded as I have an intercessor, a priest of the order of Melchizdek, and we will receive our answer. It will be God’s timing on this, not ours. What loving parent would deny his child an answer, even if to say, not quite like this, or this is the way, answer he will. I just need to keep persevering in faith.
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.