what are we waiting for
Heb 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.

Throughout the centuries of human history God has remained committed to lifting His people out of the limits of their own ways and into the limitlessness of His great ability. The main way that God does this is through covenant. A covenant is a binding agreement between two parties that sets up a relationship of responsibility. It signifies a mutual understanding between the parties each binding himself to fulfill obligations. God is a God of covenant and the covenant we have with Him is a covenant of grace. Grace has many wonderful meanings but grace also means God initiated it, God acted first. God took the responsibility for beginning or making the first move. With God making the covenant and initiating a move toward man, man must now make a move toward God in faith. That is why Hebrews 4:16 exhorts by saying, “Let us come boldly to the throne of grace….” The book of Hebrews uses that phrase “LET US” in several places:

1. HEBREWS 4:1, 11, 14, 16.
Heb 4:1 LET US therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 11 LET US labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, LET US hold fast our profession. 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.

2. HEBREWS 6:1.
Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, LET US go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

3. HEBREWS 10:22-25.
Heb 10:22 LET US draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.23 LET US hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And LET US consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

4. HEBREWS 12:1, 28.
Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, LET US lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and LET US run with patience the race that is set before us, 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, LET US have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

5. HEBREWS 13:13 – 15.
Heb 13:13 -15, 13 LET US go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15 By him therefore LET US offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Remember initiative is defined as: the action of taking the first step; the responsibility for beginning; the right to introduce something; the ability to think or act without being urged; to start or initiate movement. God already initiated a move toward us. Since we have a covenant with God that He initiated toward us we have to initiate a move toward God. We need to quit waiting for something from God to come to us. He already initiated a move toward us, that is what we call grace; now we must initiate a move toward Him; that is what we call faith. We may be looking at a situation or circumstance waiting on God to do something but the reality may be that He’s waiting on us to believe something.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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