Dear Reader,

By: E.S.N.

Dear Reader,

"Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16).
"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus" (Heb. 10:19).

These are two wonderful places available to all who love the Lord Jesus. We have boldness for both and the great high priest is mentioned in connection with both. The throne of grace is place of prayer and supplication, where we obtain grace for all our needs. It is there we have our great High Priest Jesus. He has carried into the glory the same tender compassionate heart that was His when here and He is able to sympathize with us in all our weakness and infirmities. He is also the Son of God! In addition, there is divine power in Him and He is able to support and sustain us in every weakness and trial. The holiest is our place of worship. It is there where we behold the glory of God and there we have Him as "the minister of the sanctuary" and a "High Priest over the house of God." He is there to bring us into it suitably to the holiness and glory of it that we might delight in God and bring the incense of our worship through Christ to Him. May we find afresh in His presence this New Year a place of encouragement, rest and joy as we await His soon coming.

Dear Friends, we are thankful to the Lord for His faithfulness and goodness toward us in the past year. I am grateful to those faithful saints who have quietly been a source of help and encouragement to me in producing Toward The Mark. The Lord is their rewarder. Also, I want to thank all of you dear readers for your overwhelming response to the magazine. It is our prayer that the Lord will use Toward the Mark to help you to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Him.

Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.

Yours in our soon-coming Lord,

Emil S. Nashed

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