In Unsearchable Riches, part three we discover that it had been God’s eternal purpose in uniting Jews and Gentiles into one body through the church. God knew in advance what he was going to do and the great sacrifice it would take to bring all of this together. As a result, through Christ’s sacrifice we have obtained two more treasures where we now have access to approach God’s throne with boldness.
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are for your glory.
Ephesians 3:11-13 NASB
God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.
Ephesians 1:5 NLT
Is not… (spontaneous)
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 13:8 NKJV
Is not… (unannounced)
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14 NIV
Is not… (beyond the human race)
“…for today in the City of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:11 NASB
Is not… (without difficulty)
“…but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
Luke 9:58b NASB
Is not… (without death)
And Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.” Saying this, He breathed His last.
Luke 23:46 CSB
Is not… (without victory)
…but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57 NASB
Is not… (complete)
“Behold, I am coming quickly…”—Jesus
Revelation 22:12 NASB
“Boldness and Confident Access”
Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 CSB
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:13 NASB