Friday, January 13, 2012

Within the Veil

          Access to God is revealed in Jesus Christ. When He died, the curtain to the Holy of Holies was torn in two. Thus, mankind, Jew and Gentile, had direct access to the Shekinah Glory of God. There is no other mediator besides Jesus. For those who call upon God through Jesus, confessing and forsaking their sins, there is peace with this Holy God. And He is not merely the Holy God in Fire and Smoke as He was revealed on the mountain to Moses. But through Jesus, we are actually adopted into the family of God and thus God is our Father, our Abba, our daddy. These are intimate words and the Father wants us to understand that there is peace and reconciliation with Him.
          But for those who refuse to acknowledge Jesus or for those who draw back into a life of sin after submitting to Jesus Christ, the Scriptures give us dire warnings that reveal that God is even more fierce than He was revealed on the mountain in Fire and Smoke and at that time struck down many who had sinned.
          So, our peace is made with God through Jesus. And having seen a Holy God from a distance, we draw near to the Father, Our Father, not in quaking fear, but as His dear little children, who draw near to the Father with our elder brother, Jesus, knowing that the Father will receive us, comfort us and bless us just as He does His own beloved and only begotten Son.
Thus, we confess our sins and call upon the strong name of Jesus to bring us close to the Father.

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