Every four years, in January, America inaugurates a president to what is called “the most powerful office on earth.” His signature is law. He commands the world’s most powerful army. And he can simply push a button and bring destruction upon whole nations. But the power he holds is nothing compared to the power Jesus has given to you and me!
You see, we have absolute access to the very presence of the living God—and also for him to come to us!
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way . . . let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:19-22).
That access came only after Jesus was crucified, died and was resurrected. It came at the moment the veil in the temple was rent in two. When that happened, it meant that man could go in and God could come out—that he would meet us!
The word boldness in this verse means “with open, undisguised publicity.” Beloved, that “publicity” is for the devil’s sake! It means we can say to every demon in hell, “I have a right by the blood of Jesus Christ to walk into the presence of God and talk to him—and he to me!”
Do you believe you have this right—that God is willing to come out and meet you? Let us draw near to him with a heart full of the assurance of faith! We do not come by the blood of a bird or goat or bull, but by the blood of our Lord Jesus.
“Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:12-14).
Nothing thrills the heart of God more than when his children come to him in boldness, without timidity! He wants us to come, saying, “I have a right to be here. And even if my heart condemns me, God is greater than my heart! (see 1 John 3:20).