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.”
The Amplified says, “Through Him also we have (our) access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favour).”
By faith in the blood we access His grace, His empowerment!
FREE FROM SIN
I John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Smith Wigglesworth: “You will enter into a realm of illumination, a realm of revelation by the power of the Holy Spirit. He reveals the preciousness and the power of the blood of Christ. I have found by the revelation of the Spirit that there is not one thing in me that the blood does not cleanse. I have found that God sanctifies me by the blood and reveals the effectiveness of His works by the Spirit.”
Although sin may try to damage you, reaching all the way into the very fabric of your personality, the blood of Jesus has a far greater reach. It cleanses us completely and removes every trace of the stain that sin leaves. Not only does the blood remove sin, but it removes all the stench of sin with it.
II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.”
The word “new” in this Scripture means, “New in kind or new in quality.” It literally means “Unheard of before.”
The moment you became born again, you became a new creation in Christ. You became new in kind or new in quality. Some translations say, “A new species of being that never existed before.” In other words, becoming a Christian is more then just having your sins forgiven, you actually become a new person in Christ. Notice is says, “If any person is in Christ.” It doesn’t say if any person is in the church, it says “In Christ.” Paul uses the terminology, “In Christ, New Creation, Unheard of before, new in kind, a new kind of person,” so that there would be no doubt that we understand that we are a new person IN Christ! You are such a different person IN Christ, that you need someone to introduce you to your new self.