Confident access

And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-22 NLT


Through the torn body of our Lord Jesus Christ hanged at the cross, paved the way for those who placed their faith in Him a confident access to the throne of God. Unlike the high priest of the past who provides a representative access wherein every time he comes through the curtain to enter the Most Holy Place, heart is pounding in fear that the sacrifice may not be accepted. This was not a confident access. It was through Christ that we obtain confidence in coming boldly to the Most Holy Place. “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most” (Hebrews 4:16). Christ is our constant advocate. He never ceases to be our High Priest. He bears our names and we have this sure hope that we will be presented in God’s presence without blemished when He returns. This confidence should provide us strength and power to remain steadfast in the midst of a hostile society. This confidence is not arrogance for it is founded upon the love of Christ. “If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all… Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us” (Romans 8:31-34). God, in His grace, is inclined toward us that He wants every believer to be victorious. Yes, there will be occasions of defeat but we will come out victors in the end and evil will not prevail. This confident access should be a reality in the life of every believer. “Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him” (Hebrews 10:22). In prayer, let us come to God regularly asking Him to remove from our hearts things that will distract us from faithfully following Him.

Blessings,


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