“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,”.

(Heb. 10:19)

When on Calvary where Jesus died, it says the veil in the temple – that’s the veil right before the Holy of Holies, was ripped in two from top to bottom, symbolizing the way to God had been opened. And the fact that it was ripped from top to bottom means that it was instigated by God and not by man. But what amazes me is that we no longer need to go to the holy of holies (where God’s feet symbolically dwelt) but through the blood of Jesus Christ, we enter the very throne room of heaven; into the central throne room of the God of all the ages in all creation. It’s a beautiful picture that through Jesus Christ we can approach God anytime our heart moves to prayer, worship, adoration, petition, we come right before His presence and He doesn’t say “what’s the matter with you?”, “what are you doing?”, “here are you back again, how come?”, instead He says, “I’m glad to see you son, how are you?”, “Let’s talk, come on up here.” That’s the picture of what Jesus has done. Interestingly, the word “confidence” or “boldness”, a key word in the book of Hebrews actually means a freedom to speak. That means we can come right before God through Jesus Christ, and tell Him exactly what we’re feeling. exactly how we’re feeling and what we’re going through, and we can do it any moment. We have an assured access; we have confidence; we have boldness in approaching God, and that’s because we know that Jesus, the Son of God Himself has done something on our behalf (cf. Heb. 3:6; 4:14-16; 10:19).

#assured-access, #confidence