Welcoming the Revelation of Jesus Christ
The Ten Most Important Verses in the Bible
6. I boldly enter the Holiest, the throne of God – with my heart sprinkled always with Blood, and with my body, flesh of His flesh, washed pure and clean.
By Daniel Yordy ~ PDF Version for Printing
|The Ten Most Important Verses in the Bible
The Most Important Verses in the Bible
© Daniel Yordy 2014
The Sixth Most Important Verse in the Bible
6. Hebrews 10:19-22
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, 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. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Look carefully all through these verses. Do you see anywhere in these words that require this reality of entering the Holiest to wait until after our physical bodies perish and we are found in heaven only? Yet almost all Christianity insists that we CANNOT enter the Holiest until “heaven.” NOT ON THIS EARTH!
We enter the Holiest of All now with our present hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our present bodies washed with pure water. What on earth does this mean? In some ways the sixth most important verse in the Bible is the pinnacle, the highest point of all.
The Holiest is the Throne of Almighty God, the Mercy Seat of heaven.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne just as I overcame and sat down with My Father in His throne. – As you overcome JUST AS I overcame, you sit with Me IN My authority over all things JUST AS I sit with My Father IN His authority over all things.
Daring, daring boldness. Only the heart of man, the heart of God, would dare such a thing. There is not one ounce of “Oh me, oh my,” inside that word BOLDNESS. Let’s paraphrase this sixth most important verse.
I enter with all the daring boldness of God’s heart filling mine right into the Holiest Place in heaven, the very throne of God – KNOWING that my flesh is His flesh, the wide-open Veil – with my heart, the Mercy Seat, sprinkled always with Blood, and with my body, flesh of His flesh, washed with pure water. I continue to speak and will never stop speaking that I am just like Jesus before God right now.
I have the right to be just like Jesus; I have the authority to set all creation free.
Timidity before God dishonors Him; the bold audacity of faith alone pleases Him. Yet here is no arrogance of the separated human; here is Heart, the heart of flesh, the very Mercy Seat of God, sprinkled always with Blood, sprinkled always with Blood, sprinkled always with Blood.
Those who see the Blood cannot see sin. Those who see sin cannot see the Blood. It’s all of one or all of the other; there is no compromise or mixture. NO consciousness of sin.
There is a mighty barrier standing before the Holiest Place in God, that barrier is the veil of Jesus’ flesh.
Either our flesh IS His flesh or He can have no part with us. If our flesh is not His Flesh, we will never enter in. Those who believe that their hearts are deceitful and wicked, that their “flesh” is far away from God, that they are always going against God’s will, will never give their hearts to God. He will never win their hearts; He cannot. No one will give God a heart they believe is unclean. They will always hide with Adam behind outward pretense.
“Look, God, I did what You said. I obeyed Your Voice; I deserve life.”
Pretending, pretending, and empty of God.
I am not speaking of us, dear believer in Jesus, for there is one place only in which we live. You and I are found inside the loudest words shouted in the universe, words so loud that if we could hear all things as they really are, no other sound could come near our hearing. Here are the loudest words in the Bible, spoken as answer to the question: Where are you, My Son?
– HERE AM I!
I AND the children whom You have given me.
When Jesus spoke those words, bearing inside Himself all the sin of the universe, there we were inside of Him. We have never been anywhere else.
Jesus sprinkled His blood one time only; He did not sprinkle it twice. Jesus sprinkled His blood upon the throne of God, the Mercy Seat of the Holiest in heaven; Jesus sprinkled His blood upon our hearts.
They are one and the same. My heart IS the throne of heaven; my heart IS the authority of God in the universe.
The love of God has been poured out, shed abroad, in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5
God and we together make all things good. God and we together set all creation free.
And she brought forth a male child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. Revelation 12:5
Romans 5:5 and Revelation 12:5 are the same thing, two verses never to be separated; they are the normal Christian life.
Christ, in ALL that He is, is our very and only life.
Now, what does it mean not just to enter boldly, but to live entirely inside the Holiest of All?
The Holiest of All is everything most Christians mean when they say, “Go to heaven.” Remember that God Himself has placed the serpent speaking against everything that is God. Those words, “Did God really say that,” are best expressed by “not on this earth,” and “not in human flesh.” “When we get to heaven” is the speaking of the serpent, something God never ever says, a someday gospel that takes no faith and has no form of reality right now.
In complete contrast, we boldly live in and through everything that is God, everything that is heavenly, everything that is holy, right now, right here, personal in us. We live in the Holiest by faith now, yes, before our spirit-eyes open and we can see. But when we see all things as they really are, we will see the same things that we see now by faith – because God is telling us the truth.
The Seventh Most Important Verse in the Bible
7. Hebrews 3:6 & Mark 11:24 & 2 Corinthians 2:14
For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast (the rejoicing of the hope firm) to the end. — Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. — Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. — (Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.)
All others of the most important verses in the Bible are primarily verses we believe, because God says. This verse is the one thing we DO. Any doing in our lives that does not flow out of this Doing, is without purpose. I brought Hebrews 10:22 down into this “verse,” because here is where it fits. This is what we do.
I declare with all confident boasting that I am just like Jesus before God right now. I partake of all that is Christ as I keep my confidence high all the way through. I ask all that God speaks to be fulfilled in fullness in me, and I know that I have already received ALL that I ask. I give thanks for all things, expecting God always to arise in me, carrying me on high. I exult boastfully in the full and final victory of Christ in me, though I see it not and though I remain forever in the perfect weakness God made me to be. God ALWAYS leads me in triumph. I always speak Christ my life in all things.
Don’t think I’m cheating here by drawing from several different references for the Seventh Most Important Verse in the Bible. These are all very close facets of the same thing – speaking Christ.
There is so much inside this “verse,” so much critical to the Proving of God Himself in all that He says in us and as us and through us. The seventh most important verse is the greatest jeopardy verse in the Bible. We are partakers of Christ IF. Everything God speaks hangs on that one word “IF.”
We will never know Him apart from the IF exactly as God speaks it.
Seize absolute confidence and never let it go. Ask all that God speaks and believe that you have received without limit. Exult boastfully in your absolute victory in Christ AGAINST what you see with your eyes. Speak Christ as your only life. Call those things that “be not” as they ARE.
And He shall bring forth the capstone (the completion), with shouts of “Grace, Grace,” unto it. Zecheriah 4
The seventh most important verse in the Bible is the DOING by which we abide in Christ and by which Christ abides in us. Grace, the gift of God Himself in Person filling us full right now, is where we stand. Jeopardy, the IF, is what we do. Jesus said, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” John 6:29
Faith has three expressions. First, faith believes that God speaks the truth concerning Christ our life. Second, faith IS daring boldness, assertive and overwhelming confidence, and third, faith speaks. Faith speaks Christ.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess (speak) with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (conformed to the image of Christ, seated upon the throne of God). For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession (speaking) is made unto salvation. Romans 10:8-10
Faith speaks Christ; faith speaks what God speaks with all daring boldness. Faith is God, right now in this present moment. Faith is God, right here on this earth. Faith is God, Personal in me, in all that is me.
We are partakers of Christ by the confidence, the speaking of faith.
The Lord Jesus Christ was conceived inside of Mary’s body BECAUSE she asked God to fulfill His word in her and then she believed that she had received ALL that she asked. We can ask anything God speaks concerning Christ our Life and God will fulfill His word in our lives – but only as we believe with all boasting confidence that we have already received ALL that we ask.
God always leads us in triumph, in the celebration of our full victory – just like Jesus, right now BEFORE we see it with our eyes. Israel at the Red Sea waited until after they saw victory with their eyes before they danced in celebration. God will have a people upon this earth in this age who dance in celebration of all that God is resident in fullness in them before they see anything with outward sight. – Just because He says.
Have you asked God to fill, to saturate all that you are with all that He is in fullness? And having asked, do you believe that you already have all you have asked regardless of your present ignorance? Have you asked God to flow out from you in rivers of living water setting all creation free? And having asked, do you believe that it IS happening in all fullness regardless of your present blindness?
Let it be to me according to Your word. — Let it be to you according to your faith.
Finally, we “hold fast” the confession of our hope without wavering. This is the second most important commandment of the Bible. It is how we “DO” the first and only commandment of the Bible, Abide in Me and I in you. The formal translation into English words hides the incredible action described by these words. Let’s break them down.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
“Hold fast” is to seize with all white-knuckled tenacity, with a grip that is unbreakable. “The confession” is to speak, to speak, to shout, to declare, to speak with all boldness, to speak out loud with the voice box, to speak against all other voices, against all wailing cries, against all “Christian” pretenders, to speak.
“Our hope” is defined specifically by both John and Paul. Hope is as specific and as substantial as faith. Faith sees God. Hope sees what is not seen. Two sides of the same thing. Paul defines “our hope” as something that appears to be quite different from John’s definition. Don’t be fooled by outward appearance: those two differing definitions are the same thing.
John states that our hope is that we are just like Jesus before God right now, though we see it not. Paul says that our hope is the redemption of our body, when our physical body is swallowed up forever in the life of Jesus’ resurrected flesh. These two things are the same. As we see the Lord Jesus Christ when look in the mirror in the middle of the night, we are just like Him, flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone. (Ephesians 5)
Because we are full of God, we are full of faith in God for God is faith full.
So let’s paraphrase Hebrews 10:22.
With all tenacity of grip, speak Christ, that you are just like Him before God right now, speak Christ your only life, Christ all there is in you, against all other voices, speak that your flesh IS the very flesh of God, flesh of His flesh, and do not waver in your speaking. God does what He says.
On this faith, the gospel of Jesus Christ is founded.
(Abraham) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed… And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead… He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Romans 4:17-21
Daring, daring boldness, reckless assertion of all that God speaks, that Christ is true now, that Christ is true here, that Christ is true, personally, in all that is me, with no regard to any outward form or appearance – that faith is the ONLY thing that pleases God.
I have found a man after my own heart who will do all my will.
The final three verses are not the “last.” Because of our human limitation, we must list things in some order. These verses are listed more in an order of understanding than any order of importance. The final three verses answer the questions – What? and – Who?
The Eighth Most Important Verse in the Bible
8. John 15:12-13 & 1 John 3:16
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. — By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
The truth is, “Abide in Me and I in you” is not a commandment, but an invitation. We are never commanded to partake of life, but only invited to do so. Eating of life is by invitation only.
However, once we find ourselves utterly inside of Jesus by faith, once we know that Jesus fills all that is us in all of our doing by faith, inside that precious bubble of union with the Person of Jesus, Christ living as us, then we come into direct encounter with the absolute passion that fills the heart of the One who fills us full.
Love one another fervently with a pure heart. 1 Peter 1:22
We do NOT receive this word as something we “try to do.” We receive it only as the creative word of our Savior, the One who fills our hearts, as the very nature of His heart. Because we believe in Jesus, that word, “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you,” is always fulfilled in our hearts regardless of what we “see” or feel. The more we believe that the love of God does fill our hearts, the more we see it’s reality in outward circumstances, yet we never leave our original rest in God regardless of any outward “seeing.”
Notice that Jesus says: “This is MY commandment.” Thus it is Jesus Himself loving others through us. As we are utterly at rest inside the Lord Jesus Christ, we know this Love that always fills our hearts. He is different than we thought.
God is Love. — This is love, that a Man lay down His life for His friends. — This is God; know Him.
Jesus said that everything said about God in the Bible is figurative. He said that the only seeing of God granted to the entire universe, both heaven and earth, IS a Man laying down His life for His friends.
But 1 John 3:16 shows us the same God revealed as us – And we also!
By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Paul said, Love suffers long. John said, And we also.
Just as faith is specific and substantial, so also is love. Love is not some mushy, all-pervasive “force.” Love is specific and substantial. Love is the scariest part of God and the most contrary to serpent thinking.
If I love you, I am always setting you free of myself. You are free of me. Love is the deepest respect and the highest regard. But love is not just setting all others free of itself; love is also bearing inside itself all costs of that freedom, all sorrow, all loss; all the pain of mistaken choices love bears inside itself.
Love stumbles with His enemies along their way. Love limits Himself to their limitation. Love carries those “enemies” all the way into death and all the way into Life upon the Mercy Seat of God, inside Himself as His close and dear friends.
Love bears all. Love endures all.
If I love you, I will always be setting you free of me, and I will always be bearing in my own being all cost of your freedom.
To “force” others to do “what is right” is disrespect and not love. God never forces anyone, ever. Yet love is no permissive “anything goes.” In complete contrast to both of those human stupidities, Love sets free and then Love bears all the costs of freedom. Bearing the cost of freedom IS the most powerful power in the universe.
A Man laying down His life for His friends.
Let’s bring in a powerful supporting verse, one that simply blows this reality right out of our human limitations.
That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17:21-23
By these words, Jesus created the New Creation; He spoke into existence the Kingdom of God. It is impossible to spend too much time on these words or to take them “too far.” There is no limit upon them nor what they mean in our lives and in fulfillment here on this earth in this present age. These words are God revealed.
To limit ourselves by any limitation is not to know God. The God who fills us with all of Himself has no limit, therefore we have no limit.
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church. Colossians 1:24
This is not something we could ever think of “doing” apart from God Himself filling us full. We are filled with the God who shows Himself through a Man laying down His life for His friends. We know Him, and in knowing Him, we bear His heart inside of ours.
Every part of our lives is the Lord Jesus Himself filling up in our bodies the cost of setting His beloved church free. For the sake of His body. We are, in every moment of our lives, the very intercession of Christ.
The throne of God, the Mercy Seat of heaven fills me full, pressing out to my rib cage, and overflowing beyond in rivers. As it does you. — God!
And He has invested His authority absolutely in me. I have the right to become a son of God. I have the right to subject everything to the power by which Jesus subdues all things to Himself — LOVE!
And so I take the offense that is most frightening to me, when I am feeling the most vulnerable in close relationships with others, and I draw that offense and all my frightful vulnerability into the Love of God, into the Mercy Seat that fills me full.
“God, I thank you for this difficulty and offense. I am so grateful. I love (name the person), and I love (name the offense) with all the Love that fills me full. They rest, both person and difficulty, in love inside of me.”
The enemies of Jesus come into submission under His feet. I am His feet. And the person who committed the offense is now set free from all shadow of that offense. When we draw all things into love, we cause the offense to cease and the person to go free.
The power of the Mercy Seat is the Blood stains that cover it. Those spots of Blood are an awful transaction, God ripped open for all to see. Mercy is full judgment against sin. Mercy is a terrible, terrible thing.
Yet the moment that Mercy has accomplished its work, all offense is forgotten and no longer exists. Love is rooted in Blood, the Blood sprinkled upon our hearts, the throne of heaven, the authority of God.
e with me in an intimate union of the complete immersion of my spirit into His Spirit and His Spirit into my spirit. His consciousness is inside of me, my consciousness is inside of Him, and we walk together in an utter sharing of life.
We put on, sink into, Christ Jesus, spirit, soul, and body.
Jesus shares our life in all that it is, and we share His life in all that it is. We are saved by His life.
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