Ephesians 3:12 – In Whom we have boldness and access by confidence through His faith.
Part 4 ~ Confidence Through Jesus’ Faith
Our access, confidence, boldness, miracle ministry, and relationship with God exist by the faith of Jesus Christ acting on our behalf (Acts 3:16; Romans 3:22; Galatians 2:16, 20). We most certainly must have faith in Jesus Christ, but we should also recognize our Lord also has faith – faith He exercises on our behalf! We read in this verse of Scripture “dia tes pisteos autou,” through the faith of Him. Paul also said to the Galatians that He “lived by the faith of the Son of God,” (Galatians 2:20).
There would be those who would perhaps feel better saying we “live by the faithfulness of Jesus”; which of course is also true, but there should be no reluctance to accept how the faith of Jesus is involved in our lives. If Paul and other ministers can be helpers of our faith, then why would there be a problem with the concept of Jesus being a Helper of our faith (2 Corinthians 1:24; Romans 1:11). Jesus is the Author and Finisher (Leader and Perfecter) of our faith; and by what He has done and continues to do for us, we find our provision, protection, and perfection (1 Corinthians 1:30; Colossians 2:10; Philippians 1:6).
The power and dominion of sin that once prevented our access into the Presence of God has been completely eliminated by the One Who died and rose again, and Who also lives to make intercession for us (Romans 6:1-14, 8:26, 34). Our acceptance to God has been sealed and guaranteed by Jesus Whose blood is the only means by which we continue to enjoy the boldness to enter into the Presence of the Lord. This is an active participation of Jesus helping us and strengthening us by those things He is doing now on our behalf. He is the Greater One on the inside of us strengthening us; and by Whom, we overcome the world because He is in us (Ephesians 3:16; 1 John 4:4).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen