Hebrews 10:19-23
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 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. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Many Christians today don’t have a full revelation of the power and benefits of the blood of Jesus in our lives. Apart from what we learnt previously-about the forgiveness and cleansing available in the blood of Christ-there’s more!
For instance, today we learn that it’s through the blood of Jesus that believers have BOLDNESS TO ENJOY ULTIMATE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD. Let me ask you dear saint. How bold, confident and intimate is your fellowship with God? Or are you like so many Christians today who have a timid, distant and shallow relationship with God?
Let’s face it dear saints, most believers’ prayers are far from bold! Their worship is tentative, hesitant and doubtful. Why? Because their revelation of the wonderful access we all have into the holiest is distorted. Most of us typically play in the outer court. Some dive into the holy place once in a while. But few ever spend time in the Holiest.
Remember that in the old covenant only the high priest could enter the Holiest (also known as the holy of holies) once a year only on the Day of Atonement. That place was the most intimate and sacred part of the Temple. That’s where the ark of the covenant and the mercy seat were located. It symbolised the ultimate presence of God. The high priest would enter there in fear for his life.
Thank God that through the precious blood of Jesus, every “ordinary” saint has the permission to enter the ultimate, most intimate innermost sanctuary of God, right to the mercy seat-the heavenly throne of grace-without any trace of fear or guilt. Hallelujah! Let us take full advantage of this wonderful access. Let us go beyond the veil. Let our fellowship with God transcend the outer court and the holy place. Be a “Throne of Grace Christian”. Will you?
Pastor Josh