Summary: Lettuce doesn’t stick to the ribs as well as steak and gravy, but every Christian needs a spiritual "Let Us" sandwich.
A Spiritual “Let Us” Sandwich
Are we hungry this morning?
Matt. 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
I would like to give you this morning a Spiritual “Let Us” sandwich. I know that a lettuce sandwich doesn’t stick to the ribs like steak and gravy, but every Christian needs a Spiritual “ Let Us ” sandwich. Then we can spiritually grow in the Grace and the Knowledge of the Truth, and receive strength in the Lord.
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Hebrews 10:19, “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,” Praise God, it should stir our hearts this morning. That you and I can enter into the holiest of holy, into the very presence of Almighty God. That you and I have the right of access into the place that only the blood can enter. That you and I have the new title of Son ship, having been changed by the covering of the blood of Christ, changed from a Sinner to a Saint, changed by our faith in the finished work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I ask you to consider this morning, the difference between the “Holiest of Holy” in the Old Testament and New Testament. In the Old Testament, to enter within the veil meant sudden death, because the veil or the “Holiest of Holy” was a place to be entered into only by the high priest and only once a year. In the New Testament we read when Jesus was resurrected, that the veil of the temple was rent from the top to the bottom, because Christ had removed the wall of partition or the wall of separation between God and man, and thereby giving access unto all who would come and enter into the presence of God.
Hebrews 10:20, “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;” In the Old Testament, the sacrifices were of animals, such as goats, doves, sheep or Lambs which were to be spotless and without blemish, and so on. These sacrifices were only temporary, and were pointing to the “New and Living Way.” Notice the difference here between the “Old” and the “New”. The “Old” way was only a temporary satisfaction for the individual, because of the consciousness of their sin or sins remaining after the sacrifice. (Heb. 10:1-4) The “Old” way ended in the death of the sacrifice, the keyword here is ended. And from year to year the sacrifice had to be made for the same sin or sins. But the “New and Living Way” is through the eternal sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus having offered himself once for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.
(Heb. 10:10-18) Jesus is the “New and Living Way,” he is not dead! He is ever to make intercession for you and I. Jesus said in (John. 14:6), “ I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father but by me.” There are no back doors, no side doors, and no detours or no other way to get to heaven.
Hebrews 10:21, “And having an high priest over the house of God.” Jesus is not just another high priest, He is a Mighty, Distinguished, Exalted, Eminent, and Outstanding Priest over the house of God. What need have we for earthly priest when we have so mighty Priest as Christ, seated within the veil, on the throne of grace, to act in our behalf? Believers are the house of God—Paul says in (Eph.2: 19), “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.”
Hebrews 10:22, “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.”
“LET US” DRAW NEAR
Many Christians fail to draw near to God in prayer. They don’t take time to have as close a relationship with God as they could have. They are too involved in temporal things. They are selfish in concern of their own wants or their own things; the things of the flesh rather than the things of God. They neglect the fellowship of intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ. They fail in their meditation of God’s word; the very source of higher learning, higher attainment to the will of God. (Matt. 24:35), “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away.” God’s promises hold us steady in an unsteady world. (Matt. 11:28), “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”