All nations apostolic tabernacle The Ministry Of Restoration
Romans 12:1–2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewingof your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”. • Exegesis and Exposition • 1Therefore, I exhort you, brothers and sisters, because of the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice, living, holy, well pleasing to God, which is your rational service. 2And do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of the mind, so that you might approve what God’s will is, the good and well pleasing and perfect
Restore And Renew • Every believer should have a plan to restore and renew his or her walk with God. • The periodic restoration and renewal of the believer should include: • Renewal of: • Confidence in God • Trust in God • Expectation of God • Worship of God • Faith in God • First Love for God
CONFIDENCE IS DEFINED AS: A feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances. (had perfect confidence in her ability to succeed) • Faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way 〈have confidence in a leader. • The quality or state of being certain: certitude (they had every confidence of success) • A relation of trust or intimacy (took his friend into his confidence) • Reliance on another’s discretion (their story was told in strictest confidence) • Support especially in a legislative body (vote of confidence)
Hebrews 10:35 “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward”.
Maintain your courage now, and God will reward it • The confidence of these believers had caused them to endure much suffering. • They were urged, “Don’t throw away your confidence which will bring you great reward.” • They were already receiving a reward in their present steadfastness. They could expect even greater reward in the future. God’s goodness and faithfulness would make their rewards certain. • The word “confidence” is the translation of parresia, which is a compound of pan (all) and resis) (speech).
Maintain your courage now, and God will reward it • The word means “freedom in speaking, unreservedness in speech, free and fearless confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, and assurance.” • The writer exhorts the Jewish recipients of this letter not to throw away that cheerful courage, that boldness, that free and fearless confidence which they were displaying while they were enduring this persecution referred to in verses 32–34.
CONCLUSION • MAINTAIN YOUR “CONFIDENCE ” • THAT IS: • Your fortitude of mind • Your courage of heart • Your constancy of will. 4x3 16x9
SCRIPTURES • Hebrews 3:6 “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end”. • Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”. • 1 John 2:28 “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” • 1 John 3:21 “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God”. • 1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us”: • Proverbs 25:19 “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble Is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint”. • Proverbs 14:26 “In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: And his children shall have a place of refuge”.