“We who have fled [to Him] for refuge would have strong encouragement and indwelling strength to hold tightly to the hope set before us. This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells], where Jesus has entered [in advance] as a forerunner for us, having become a High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” (Heb 6:18-20;AMP)
God wants us to have ‘strong encouragement’ by receiving the revelation of Jesus Christ as the forerunner and High priest of our faith. A forerunner is someone who goes ahead, to prepare the way for others to follow. In the Old Testament there was no such revelation. Each year the high priest Aaron entered the Holy of Holies with the Blood of the sacrifice. No one else could follow him there. If any man entered in that most holy place, that man dies instantly. Aaron was always alone in the presence of God. He had no followers and no fellowship with the brethren inside there. But when Jesus passed thru the heavens and entered the most Holy place, He tore the veil of separation for His children to follow. That is why He is called the ‘Forerunner for us’.
There is another definition for the word ‘forerunner’. In the ancient times, when the big ships came to the Greek islands and the tide was low, they could not enter the port because of sandbars on the floor of the sea. Then they sent a strong little boat carrying their anchor to the shore. The anchor will be securely hooked on the rocky beach so that the big ship will not drift away with the currents. Later, when the tide is high, then the big ship can come inside the port. That little strong ship that carries the anchor is called a forerunner.
In Christ I declare:
By the grace of God I am a child of God. This is my greatest ‘achievement’ in life, to the glory of God!
Jesus is my Savior, my Lord and my Forerunner.
The hope of glory that I have in Him is like an anchor for my soul.
My soul is not connected to this earth. My soul is eternally anchored to the presence of God, inside the Holy of Holies of heaven. I ran away from this world of sin and now I dwell in His presence.
My soul is anchored in His heart. My life is like a ship that can never be lost, no matter the storm and wicked ocean waves of this life. I am safe and secure!
I know where I am going! When my work is done on earth, I am going to heaven! I have no fears and no doubts about my eternal destiny and destination!
Like a sheep follows her shepherd, I follow Jesus, my Shepherd, my Forerunner and High Priest forever!
Glory to God!
In Jesus name