ACCESS THROUGH THE BLOOD

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like, under the Old Covenant, to have had no access to God except through the high priest and not without a sacrifice? No intimate heart fellowship with the Father! No reassurance of the Father’s love! No access to the throne of grace!

But…and I was taught never to begin a sentence with “but”…Jesus changed all that for us. Are there any more wonderful words in Scripture than the declaration of the writer to the Hebrews?

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place through the curtain, that it, His body, and since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-22

Beloved brothers and sisters, let’s never forget that Jesus changed everything. We no longer have to try to please God, as the Jews did under the Old Covenant, by obeying His commands. We live under the New Covenant and all God requires of us is to believe in His Son Jesus and to love one another (1 John 3:23).

Jesus is both our high priest and our sacrifice. Believing in Him means entrusting ourselves to Him, body, soul and spirit, and allowing His Spirit in us to help us to live His life through us.

The blood of Jesus has changed our status and our standing before God. We are no longer guilty sinners. The blood of Jesus has forgiven our sin and cleansed us from all unrighteousness. We have been power-washed by His blood and we are now His beloved sons and daughters. Nothing can ever undo what He has done and nothing can change our status before Hm.

What if we sin? John assures us that, if we walk in the light, i.e., if we keep believing in Jesus and following Him, even if we slip and fall, the blood of Jesus keeps on cleansing us from all sin. God does not treat us according to our behaviour but according to our family relationship with Him.

There is one word that sums up our relationship with God – CONFIDENCE. We have confidence to approach our Father boldly, because of the blood of Jesus.

 

Wow! Shouldn’t that be an encouragement for us to come to Him in every circumstance, good or bad, because Jesus opened the way to the Father for us through His blood?

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Luella Campbell


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