Into His Presence

Hebrews 10:19-22
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Jesus has opened to us the way to God.  His blood has allowed us to be purified and enter into the presence of God.  And we don’t need to step to the edge and shout across a wide chasm and hope He hears us from afar, but we enter into that sacred place, and we can draw near.  We can go into the innermost room of the temple and sit in the presence of God Himself.  Access is no longer just for a privileged priesthood.  Our High Priest has torn the veil and opened the way—the living way, a way not marked by continual sacrifice and death, but by the one death that could take away sin forever and for good.

With His blood applied, we are sanctified and therefore permitted to enter that most holy place.  And we need not be timid or fearful, but we can enter boldly because we are allowed to be there.  We’ve been invited in by the master of the house Himself.  We are children at home, allowed to come and go as we please, not just guests or strangers over for a visit.  And our Father is there, attentive, available and eager to fellowship with us.

So let’s go into that place early and often.  Let’s not hesitate to draw near when our hearts are just longing for a closeness with our Father.  We know where He can be found, so let’s seek Him.  We know He will listen, so let’s talk.  We know He cares, so let’s lay our burdens at His feet.  We know He is worthy, so let’s offer Him our praise.  Let’s have the faith to just go in and sit down and spend time listening at His feet, discerning His will, following the path He’s set.

There is no need to beg and plead for God to draw near to us.  We only need to take a few steps and draw near to Him ourselves.  The way has been opened by Jesus.  The sacrifice was made, the blood shed.  And so we are ushered into His very presence.  Jesus spent His life opening doors to the Father.  All we have to do is go in.  He gave His life to draw us to the Father, so all we have to do is approach.  Let’s enter into that fellowship and dwell near to Him.

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