Ephesians 3:12 – In Whom we have boldness and access by confidence through His faith.
Part 1 ~ Bold & Confident Expectation Is Essential
Boldness and confidence are absolutely essential to our interacting with God and our ability to function in the anointing. Our boldness and confidence is found in knowing and believing the love God has for us. When we are certain of God’s good pleasure towards us, as well as His desire to fully empower us with all of the resources of Heaven, then we can be bold and confident.
The Greek word ‘parrhesia’ (boldness) in its most ancient usage refers to free speech, which would include the meaning of importunity, or impertinence, and courage. It conveys the meaning of a shameless confidence before rulers (Acts 2:29; Luke 21:28; Colossians 2:15). The first occurrence of this word in the New Testament is found in Mark 8:32 and in the Old Testament in Leviticus 26:13. In the Old Testament it is translated from the Hebrew word ‘komemiyyut’, which may be translated erect, or upright, and it conveys the meaning of Israel’s dominion over all other nations.
A similar call to such boldness is given in Luke 11:5-8 in which a man’s friend comes and places a demand on him to get out of bed to get the food he needs for his visitors. Such boldness is the result of the saints being fully persuaded of the redemption and exaltation that has been given them in Christ Jesus. It is a word closely associated with relationship and interaction with God on the highest level (1 Timothy 3:13; Hebrews 4:16; 1 John 2:28, 3:21, 4:17, 5:14).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen