It is now possible for those in Christ Jesus to enter into the presence of God.
18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,
It is now possible for us to be in the presence of God. A simple fact that we know but when we dig a bit deeper into what that means it is truly incredible.
Ever since the fall in the garden we haven’t been able to be in close proximity to God. He is completely holy; entirely good. Nothing unholy can survive being in his presence. So as a result of our fallen nature God separated us from Himself. Now that, in itself, speaks to me of God’s love and patience. Right then and there in the garden, Adam and Eve were deserving of death, yet God, who is always rich in mercy chose to defer his wrath and set in motion his grand plan for our redemption.
It wasn’t until God himself came to be with us in human form that this plan reached its fulfilment. For generations God’s people could not commune directly with God. He dwelt with us but only behind that curtain in the temple serving as a constant barrier between us. But as Jesus bore our sins in himself and God finally dispensed his wrath, that barrier was ripped away and there remained not a single thread of sin between us and God. Jesus the only human to ever be truly blameless and worthy to enter into God’s presence by his own merit, and he chose to suffer so that we could once again have access to our Father.
For those of us who trust in the saving acts of Jesus we know that his status of perfection has been transferred to us and now we have access to our Father by the Holy Spirit. We eagerly wait for the day the whole world is fully redeemed and we will see our Father face to face; we have hope and help through the spirit to persevere through the tough days.
I am lost for words at all you have done for me and my brothers and sisters in Christ. You gave up your life so that we could be reunited with our Father. Thank you. May this truth dwell in my heart and be a reminder of your unexplainably huge love for me.
In Jesus name,
A song to listen to: Nothing Can Tear – Atlas Rhoads
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