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( Assurance, Openly Confident, Absence of fear in speaking.)
This word parrhesia is a Greek word used in scripture to show assurance, open confidence and an absence of fear. I am placing this scripture among those which refer to the end - time condition of the Elect. This condition of assurance, confidence and absence of fear are a direct result of the parousia of Christ, His manifesting in His true character and the fact that when He openly reveals Who He is and Why He is here, this brings the Elect into a place where they now know and understand their own position in Christ. This makes them bold, and unashamed before Him. And so we shall examine in this section the word parrhesia and how it ties in with the revelation of Christ in this hour.
2[I John 2:28] " And now, little children, abide in Him; that when He shall phaneroo, ( To manifest in His True Character) we may have parrhesia, and not be ashamed before Him at His parousia." This lets you know that God's Children are to come to a condition of Parrhesia or an absence of fear when Christ's great presence and disclosure [ His manifesting Himself in His True Character] takes place. At this time we shall come into a condition of uninhibited assurance and open confidence. This condition is a result of the unveiling of Christ. He comes not only as Husband, but as our Advocate and Judge. As Husband He does not have to testify against us, and as our advocate He is our defense attorney, and as our Judge the case is sowed up. We are predestined not to fall. He that has begun the good work in you shall perform it. He is the Author and finisher of our faith. As Paul said in [Galatians 2], "we live by the faith of the Son of God." It is His faith we live by, not our own. Therefore, "whom the Son shall make free is free indeed." What else could we ask for. This brings confidence as never known before, when, " He which gave the Word is here to confirm it."
3[I John 4:17] " Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have parrhesia in the day of Judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world." In the Day when the Judge is present, [James 5: 9, Rev 3: 20 and John 12:48] we shall have parrhesia, (absence of fear). It also let's us know that this parrhesia comes as a result of seeing Him as He truly is. Because, "As He is so are we". This statement alone ensures us of tremendous blessings and confidence or absence of fear. How could God deny any part of Himself. He can't. Then how could He deny His Seed? He can't. Then what have we to fear? He is here to ensure that we do not fall this time.
4[Ephesians 3:12] " In Whom we have parrhesia and access with confidence by the faith of Him." Notice, this uninhibited confidence or absence of fear comes by receiving His Faith. It is not our faith, but His faith that does this. Jesus was the first one to display this uninhibited boldness because He knew who he was and Who sent Him as spoken in [John 7:14-28].
5[Hebrews 4:16] " Let us therefore come with parrhesia unto the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need." God wants us to come into His presence by revelation with full assurance and He has assured us that in so doing we shall receive not only His mercy but also His Grace that will meet whatsoever requirements we might lack. " He that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him." We must come in confidence that He hears us. The very fact that He has come down in this hour and has unveiled Himself to His Seed and has let us know Him as never before and has established a relationship of courting His Bride let's us see how much He loves us and wants to fellowship with us. Then, seeing through the revealed Word for this hour our place in Christ, and our relationship to Him as our Lover and Husband, (not merely a soliloquy or a psychology ) but a true relationship began in Him before the foundations of the world, in His thoughts and made manifest finally in this hour. What confidence it brings to us.
6[Hebrews 10:19] " Having therefore, brethren, parrhesia to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus." Now remember, the Holiest of Holies was the place where God's very presence abode. This scripture tells us that the blood has made a way for us to come without fear into God's very presence. In [I John 1:7] we see that the blood is only efficacious if we walk in the light. Therefore, by walking in the light it brings us into this condition of Parrhesia to be able to walk into His presence.
7[Hebrews 10:35] " Cast not away therefore your parrhesia, which hath great recompense of reward." He has already blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, but we fail to receive what He has already assured us by promise. we must first receive this Parrhesia in order to receive every other predestined blessing; especially those promises that have to do with our placement and inheritance. And remember, "the parrhesia has great recompense of reward." Recompense is an award given as a form of retribution for hurt or damage. God knows that "all that live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." So He gives us a boldness to stand when we have done all we can do to stand, "and through faith and patience we shall inherit the promises." We also see in [2 Thes 1: 4 - 5, 7, 10-12] that we receive a manifest token of God's judging us worthy. We receive His very mindset, His Glory, His Doxa.
8[John 16:25-29] " These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: But the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you parrhesia of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name; and I shall say unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto Him, lo, now speakest Thou parrhesia, and speakest no proverb." Jesus Himself is full of parrhesia and He says that in the day when He discloses or unveils the Mighty God before us, that we will also come into this state of parrhesia and will not be inhibited in our prayer to God. We will know the will of God and the mind of God. He will show parrhesia to us. This let's you know that we get this parrhesia from something that is shown us or disclosed to us.
9[I John 3:21] " Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we parrhesia toward God." The condition of our heart is the only inhibiting force in our parrhesia toward God. As we saw earlier, our parrhesia comes by His faith. We are assured of receiving His parrhesia if we receive His Faith.
10[I John 5:14] " And this is the parrhesia that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us." What uninhibited confidence we have in Him, that we are assured that He will always hear us. He didn't say that He will necessarily give us everything we ask for but that He will at least hear us.
11[ Accepting God's Provided way] 63-0115 But to think of it. The God, Creator of heavens and earth is waiting for us to approach, we unworthy sinners. He's waiting for us to approach in the Name of the Lord Jesus, with the assurance that we will be granted what we ask for.
12[Acts 4:13]" Now when they saw the parrhesia of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." Something had happened to these men. When Jesus was taken captive and while He died upon the cross these men were in hiding. But something happened that gave them a boldness and assurance to come forth from hiding and to stand boldly and declare the revelation of Jesus Christ. The fact that Jesus came back Himself from the dead and vindicated His own presence to them, gave them all the evidence they needed that what He had declared was the only true Word of Life. They then went forth and declared before all what Christ had done in that hour.
13[Letting off the Pressure] 62-0609 But now, how would you place your confidence then, whether the Book was right? If the Book's right, and says that, then take Him at His Word, and the Holy Spirit will vindicate that that's the truth. God said something; God come prove something. Any man can say what he wants to, but that doesn't make it right. But when God comes around and proves that it's right, that makes it right. Amen.
14[In His Presence] pp. 91 62-0909 But one day I come into the Presence of God. He changed me and made me another kind of son. His grace brought me into His Presence. I've never wanted to leave it. I've been in here now thirty some odd years, I don't want to leave it. I've got the assurance that I'll always be there. Even death itself will never separate me from His Presence. No, I'll be with Him forever. When I seen His Presence the first time, I cried like Isaiah, "Woe is me." Then He touched me with His grace. I was a changed person.
15[Acts 4:31] " And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with parrhesia." There's something about coming into Divine presence that brings about uninhibited confidence and absence of fear. What else could do so. Mere words alone will never do this. But the reality of the Word of God being made real by Christ vindicating Himself to be alive and among us inspires men to great boldness. When the world is groping in "political correctness" and every one is afraid to say what is true for fear it may "offend" the next person, during this same period our blessed Lord Jesus has come down with a Word that is a two edged sword that cuts to the very dividing of the soul and spirit. And He has anointed a group of people with His parrhesia who are not afraid to declare the full Gospel of Christ.
16[John 7:13] " Howbeit no man spoke parrhesia of Him for fear of the Jews." This shows plainly that parrhesia has to do with having no fear and these people could not have parrhesia [absence of fear] and then have fear at the same time. They were too concerned with what others thought, and not concerned enough with what God Himself thought. This is where parrhesia comes. When we have become so filled with a sense of honor to God that we have no other thoughts but His thoughts that we are willing and wanting to express. But when people are looking for position with man, they will then trim their words to please man. But those with parrhesia are those who because they know who they are and that He is here, they are willing to say only what He said, and do what He says do. They have placed the highest esteem in the Vindicated Word of the hour, and no other words have value to them.
20[ A Paradox] pp. 44 65-0117 As we realize that we're--we're closing the time, time is running out. It's blending in with eternity. And we're at the west coast. And as civilization has traveled, East to the West, so has the Gospel traveled with it. And now there is no place to go but back East again. It's completed. And we pray, heavenly Father, that this will be a great hour for all of us, that we might sense the Presence of the Holy Spirit, the Writer of this Word, back in the building of the tabernacle of flesh; manifesting Himself to us, in the pardoning of our sins, the forgiving of our iniquity, and with the assurance that He will not impute sin to the believer, with the assurance of that.
21[ My Angel shall go before Thee] 53-0213 ... the Holy Spirit would have to do something that would make you know that the Presence of His Being is here, then it'd make you have more confidence that I told the truth.