Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. Think of him who endured such opposition against himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up. Hebrews 12
To believers who are now, and who will come after me, to my own children, to all who truly confess the name of Christ please know that I am cheering for you. Others around you are cheering for you. We want you to succeed in this great journey of life. We want for you all the things that Christ has laid up for you. We beg of you do not get tangled in the sins of the world and do not get impatient with God’s timing.
From those of us a little older who have journeyed a bit farther down the road, we have seen and experienced how sin destroys; we have seen how the enemy works. When Scripture says the enemy wants to steal, kill, and destroy, he does. He really does. I have seen it with my own eyes.
God has a better way; maybe not an easy way, but a better way. He disciplines and He prunes, but it is for our good. He is a good Father. He is. He really is. I have seen it with my own eyes.
I am not the only one cheering for you THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES, they are cheering for you. They are. They really are; and one day I will see it with my own eyes.
Millennial generation…my children… train well, Sabbath well, pray well, run well, run hard, and run long… I am cheering for you.
So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong. Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. Make sure that no one is immoral or godless.
You have not come to a physical mountain, to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai. For they heard an awesome trumpet blast and a voice so terrible that they begged God to stop speaking. Moses himself was so frightened at the sight that he said, “I am terrified and trembling.” No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. You have come to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect. You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people. Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking.
Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.