Hebrews 10:35-36 — “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
I’ve got some definitions for you here. To cast means to throw, to release, and to let go. Confidence means trust, faith, belief, dependence, courage, or boldness. Recompense means payment, or wages due recompense.
Hebrews 3:14. It’s not enough to trust God on this side of the storm, or this side of the prophecy. Keep your confidence when Heaven is silent. Keep your confidence when you don’t think God’s moving. There is a payment of wages due. So, keep your confidence.
The Bible is a book about a God that loves, a people with many needs, and an enemy who hates.
But every time in that book, when the enemy hates, this God who loves shows up. And every time the people with all their needs turn to God, He always fights for them, He heals them, He blesses them, He rescues them, He provides for them, He leads them, and He guides them.
Hebrews 10:36. Matthew 11:2-6. John didn’t hear of the works of Christ while he was preaching, or baptizing, or while he was prophesying. He heard of them while he was in prison. Sometimes, you hear from God in a hard place. And then John sent his disciples to Him to ask if He was Christ. “I never thought I would be in this place and there is something trying to steal my confidence. I just need you to talk to me. Let me know if you are Him or if I need to look for someone else.” John was in prison. He had to do everything they told him to. He wasn’t his own. But he didn’t go to a bunch of different people for help. He was looking for the Lamb of God.
Jesus told John’s disciples to back and tell John of the things they had heard and seen. Sometimes, we need to look back in the Bible and read what He’s done before. The devil fights our Bible reading because he knows that it will stir us to keep our confidence.
Hebrews 3:6. Jesus lives in you. The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, lives in you. The laws of the world have no power over you. You are under the blood. If things get bad, you can stand firm in the knowledge that Jesus lives in you and everything’s going to be alright.
— Pastor Anthony Wynn