Access to God

Hebrews 10:19-23


We have boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way; and we have in the heavenly sanctuary a great Priest over the house of God. All difficulties have been removed, perfectly and forever. We have access; and He who is the way is also the end of the way; He is even now our great Priest, interceding for us, and our all-sufficient Mediator, providing us with every needful help.  "On this foundation rests a threefold exhortation.

1.v22 Let us draw near with a true heart, in the full assurance of faith.

2. v23 Let us hold fast the profession of hope without wavering.

3. v24 Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works, laboring and waiting together, and helping one another in the unity of brethren. Faith, hope, and love

This is the threefold result of Christ’s entrance into heaven, spiritually discerned. A believing, hoping, and loving attitude of heart corresponds to the new covenant revelation of Divine grace"

This great privilege which is here announced unto us is that we may draw near unto God as accepted worshippers. This privilege is ours because of:

First, Christians have liberty to enter the presence of God (verse 19).

Second, a (living)way has been prepared for them to do so (verse 20).

Third, a Guide(High Priest) is provided to direct them in that way (verse 21).

These three points are here amplified by showing the nature of this "liberty": it is with "boldness," to enter the presence of God, and that by virtue of Christ’s blood. The "way" is described as  "new" and "living" , and it is ready for our use because Christ has "consecrated" it. The "guide" is presented by His function, "priest"; His dignity, "great"; His authority, "over the house of God."  for "no one cometh unto the Father but by Him" (John 14:6) The boldness to "enter into the holiest" which is spoken of  is to be understood as referring to that access to God in spirit, and by faith, which we now have. We may come to God with the fullest assurance because He has accepted us "in the Beloved" (Eph. 1:6).  (Jesus sees us as we are, God sees us thru the blood of Jesus as the finished/complete/perfected child, whereby we call Him “ABBA”  (Father or Daddy, VERY PERSONAL).

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