Summary: The word access is defined by William Barclay in his book New Testament words: Bringing chosen men into the presence of God that they may be ordained as priests for His worship and his service The bringing of someone into the presence of something speci
Title: The Bloodline of a Champion – 5
Text: Hebrews 10:19-22
According to our text, we have a right to access the very throne of God. We have a right to enter into the Holy of Holies through the blood of Jesus. The blood gives us access to everything that we ever need from Jesus Himself.
The word access is defined by William Barclay in his book New Testament words:
Bringing chosen men into the presence of God that they may be ordained as priests for His worship and his service
The bringing of someone into the presence of something specially sacred and holy
Introducing a person into the presence of some higher authority
Introducing a person into the presence of royalty
Every definition of access implies the introduction of someone. If I were to go and meet the Prime Minster of Canada I would have to have an invitation to do so. Someone along side of the Prime Minister would have to escort me in to see him. I could not show up at the Parliament Building unannounced and expect to see him. It doesn’t work that way.
The same is true when we enter into the presence of King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The priests of the Old Testament would never be allowed to enter into His presence unannounced. There had to be something or someone to give him access and that something was the blood of a spotless lamb. He had to access without blood. Now, under the New Covenant, it is the blood of Jesus that grants us access into the very presence of God Himself.
Webster Dictionary (1828 edition) defines access as:
A coming to; near approach; admittance; admission; to gain access to royalty
Approach or the way by which a thing may be approached; as, the access is by a neck of land
Means of approach; liberty to approach; implying previous obstacles
One of the definitions of access implies that previous hindrances have been removed in order to have liberty to approach. The veil in the temple was torn when Jesus died.
Hebrews 10:20, “Through the veil, that is to say, his flesh.”
According to this verse, the veil that blocked the entrance into the Holy of Holies was the body of Jesus. When His flesh was torn we were granted access into Christ, into the Holy of Holies, into His very presence. The blood is what grants us access! God sees us in Christ! Access through the veil (His flesh) gives us access into Christ, which is the same thing as seeing yourself through the blood.
Ephesians 2:18, “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.”
Ephesians 3:12, “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.”
Through faith in the blood we are granted access into the closest fellowship possible with Jesus Himself. We have been granted access and admission into the very presence of royalty, into the very presence of God Himself. That’s awesome!!!
“When we exercise our right of access to God, it gives God access to our lives and to our needs.”
Romans 5:2, “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherin we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”