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Summary: Everything mentioned pertaining to holiness is made possible by the Blood of Jesus and we get on the highway of holiness through His Blood not through a series of dos and don’ts but a journey with a destination…the throne of the Father!

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Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; 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. Heb 10:19-22 KJV

God wants to have fellowship with man and lead him back to where he rightly belongs with the Father. However there is a problem of holy proportions and that is God’s holiness! Anytime a holy God attempts to draw near to sinful man it triggers a reaction that results in sinful man’s death. Sinful man coming into the presence of God is like bringing fuel soaked paper near to an intense fire...spontaneous combustion!!! Ultimately because of this catastrophic dilemma man is ultimately destined for eternal separation from God, unless something is done...hold on...Someone already did that something! Jesus!

To see the Lord one requires holiness

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Heb 12:14 KJV

So…What is holiness?

The approach of the Israelites at Mt Sinai was very tentative and fearful. God gave specific warnings about their approach not being to close lest they die. When we approach the New Testament however we see a vast difference.

1. God wants us to be partakers of His holiness!

For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Heb 12:10 KJV

2. We are invited to come boldly!

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:16 KJV

3. Our boldness in approaching is a result of the Blood of Jesus!

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; 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. Heb 10:19-22 KJV

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Eph 2:13 KJV

Many times we read the following passage in James and usually miss the part where it says “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Jas 4:6-8 KJV

For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. Heb 7:19 KJV

God actually wants us to get close to Him!

It is not in the nature of man to draw near to God. The SON however dwells in the bosom of the father. If we are in the Son we cannot help but be brought into God’s presence!


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