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 a 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. Hebrews 10:19-22
In Hebrews 4, we also have God tell us this, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." How can we have such boldness before an all holy and truly great God? There is only one way: through the blood of Christ. Without this we could have no boldness at all. We could only come before Him with horror at what might befall us. In the times of the Tabernacle and Temple of God in Jerusalem. The high priest would enter into the holiest once a year. This room separated by a thick veil was where the Ark of the Covenant was located. Seated upon this Ark was God himself. At one point during King David's reign the Ark was being brought back upon a cart. The cart was shaken by the oxen and David's friend, Uzzah, took hold of it and he died. This is what the high priest would face in this once a year entering in. It is said that they would tie a rope and to the priest that if he were to die as Uzzah did, others could pull him out without entering in! It is hard for us to
How different it is for us now that Jesus has shed His blood for us! We can enter boldly, and not once a year but all the time! Why do we hesitate to enter into this holy place with God? It is not horror as the high priest of old. It is sadly our own lack of interest in our great God and creator. May this year be a year not of occasional time with God but oftentimes with Him! The veil is torn in two and there is no longer a barrier to keep us from Him for those who have trusted Him, the Saviour, Jesus Christ. Humble yourselves in the sight of God and come! You are accepted not because of what you have done, but because of what He has done for you! When you enter in you can ask for mercy because of sins and He will give it! You can ask for grace to help, He will give it! There is no fear of God killing you off because you enter into His presence for His glory and your help.
Question: What keeps you from coming boldly to the throne of Christ?