Let Us Go Out To Him

Sue’s Views
12 Steps to a Good Year (by Derek Prince)
Step 11: Let Us Go Out To Him
The eleventh step is found in Hebrews chapter 13:
“Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.” (verses 12–14 NASB)
This passage deals with our attitude and our relationship to this present world. It is telling us that our home is not in this world. We do not have an enduring place in this world.
The world rejected Jesus—it drove Him out of the city and crucified Him outside the gate. The Scriptures always emphasize the crucifixion took place outside the city wall. He was rejected; He was put out of society; the world did not want Him. We know that the way the world treated Jesus—sooner or later, in one way or another—is going to be the way the world will treat you and me as believers. We must be willing to go out to Him to the place of crucifixion, the place of rejection and shame, bearing His reproach.
“For here we do not have a lasting city [other people may think this is permanent, but we know it isn’t], but we are seeking the city which is to come.” (verse 14 NASB)
I like that translation which says, “the city.” There is one particular city which is the destination and the home of all true believers. That is where we really belong.