So let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. How do we access this perfect gift of perfect peace? God will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on JESUS: because he trusteth in Thee.
A Holy Temple
He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near, for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So now, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in Whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a Holy Temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
This earnest pleading of his heart is also a portion of his wider teaching to the Body.. that they have the light of the Lord and His tender love in their mind and heart - that they access His divine power and heavenly presence, in heart and mind.
This earnest pleading of his heart is also a portion of his wider teaching to the Body.. that they have the light of the Lord and His tender love in their mind and heart; that they access His divine power and heavenly presence in heart and mind.
The veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom giving access to the Father. What an amazing privilege we have as believers to petition the throne of heaven – but God wants all His children to stay in fellowship by admitting their sins to Him.
This is a proud reliance upon self, instead of humble dependence upon the Father. Self-reliance excludes Christ-reliance – and God only sees us as in the Beloved. When we think our good works give us access to God, we deny the blood of Christ.
Battle of the Ages
This battle of the ages has been raging for multiplied thousands of years, and in God’s wisdom, the church are partners, with access to His throne of grace. Should we not with veiled face contemplate this unfathomable, entrusted privilege?
Throne of Grace
Unlike Israel, whose high priest alone could enter the holy of holies once each year, we have unlimited, continuous, and abiding access to the throne of grace, let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
All God’s children can participate in some incomprehensible way – through this unfathomable gift and mysterious privilege of – “All Prayer” Should we not fly to the open-access of the throne of God’s grace and plead... LORD teach me to PRAY.
broken the power of sin in our life and will one day remove sin’s presence – forever. The curtain of separation has been torn from top to bottom granting access to the throne-room of grace and we’re covered from head to toe with the armour of God, for we are clothed with Christ and one with Him – His body, His church – His bride.
The immature Christian likewise has access to a new mind – the new-mind of Christ, but the new life and this new mind must grow and mature into Christlikeness, and there is only one way, laid out in Scripture to spiritual growth and maturity.
Whenever we choose the wrong way through rebellion, wrong teaching or ignorance of God’s way of sanctification, every born-again believer has access back to the throne of God, through confession of sins: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight – and God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9.
The man Christ Jesus has access ‘all things’ – to the inexhaustible supplies of the Father, and through Him we have become God’s children, and have the like-same access: for God Who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all – how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?
So we have been been equipped with every necessity if we would but access it: put on the whole armour of God, we are told, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil Eph.6:11 ..
There are many people who would argue that they should certainly get into heaven. Many think they qualify to enter into paradise because of their many good deeds. Many consider that their applaudable attempts to keep the ten commandments are sufficient for God to joyfully fling wide the gates to happiness and bid them enter in. Many think that regular attendance at church more than meets God’s requirements, but this reasoning places the burden of responsibility of access to heaven – on ME. This thinking bases qualification to enter into heaven on Self..
In Christ is all that we need for life and godliness; in Christ we become a new creation and part of His Body, with a new life and new hope of glory; in Christ we have peace with God and access to the peace of God in our hearts.
We do not have to grovel for meager scraps at the bench of an unbelieving judge, for we have free and open access into the throne of grace and the riches of His love in Christ Jesus so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
In Christ, we have been given every spiritual blessing and His spiritual enrichment has already been poured out upon us in superlative-abundance by our heavenly Father - all we have to do is to access it!
We are to pursue, with a passion, the intimate and personal relationship to which we have privileged access, as we confess our faults to our Father and keep our eyes on our God and Saviour Jesus Christ - our all in all.
Access to the same grace of God and intimate knowledge of Christ is also what Peter, in the closing days of his life, is urging all who have a saving faith in Christ to strive for earnestly, in this closing verse of his second epistle, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The children's access to the Lord Jesus was being blocked by His disciples, who even rebuked those that brought them to the Lord - treating them with distain and preventing the children from being able to approach Him freely.
Not only were the apostles among the many eye-witnesses of the resurrected Christ during those 40 days between His Resurrection and Ascension, but the crowds in Jerusalem who were listening to the blistering truth from Peter's discourse that day, had themselves been spectators to all that had transpired on that momentous Feast of Passover, only fifty days before when the sky turned black for three hours and the veil of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom - giving all who will believe on Him forgiveness of sin, life everlasting, and access to the heavenly throne of grace.
In Him is security and salvation for all who believe, for by Him sin and death has been conquered through the sacrificial offering of Himself for each of us, and through Him, we have access to our Father in heaven for He is the one way, the only truth, and the only revealed Word of God.
The letters that are written by Paul and the epistles that other New Testament apostles penned, should thrill our hearts, for in them we gain exclusive information about our Heavenly Father and privileged access to Him through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The blood of innocent animals could only cover humanities sin until the perfect Lamb of God in the Person of the Lord Jesus came to earth to become that singular sacrifice Who alone was sufficient to cleanse us from all sin and clothe us in the righteousness of God - and we access His forgiveness of our sins by faith in Him.
Paul found his joy in Jesus and 'the joy of the Lord' is our strength too, and whether we live or die, our 'joy in the faith' is one of the many benefits we increasingly access as we abide in His love and He in us.
We do not have access to our heavenly Father by works of the law, or through our own righteous deeds, good works, or merit - but by God's grace, we have access, by faith in the precious blood of Christ on Calvary’s Cross.
We have legitimate access to the throne of grace through Christ, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Not only did they deceive the people with propaganda and prevent them from open access to the truth, but they abused their God-given position of authority, and prevented the truth of Scripture from being taught.
An attitude of tranquillity should be part of a normal Christian life, for we receive peace with God when we are justified by faith in Christ's finished work on Calvary, and we have ongoing access to the peace of God when we remain in fellowship with Him - in purity of heart - in the unity of the spirit.
Prayer is the privilege of people who are saved by grace thorough faith in Christ, for by His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, He tore down the dividing wall between God and man and gave us access to His throne of grace, for mercy to find help in time of need.
But He also was to present His risen Person before the throne of God so that all who believe on Him would have access to the throne of grace, knowing that He is our continuing Advocate with the Father.
Through His ONE act of obedience, He justifies all who believe, clothes us in His righteousness, returns us into sweet fellowship with Himself, removes us from the kingdom of Satan and places us into the kingdom of His dear Son, makes us His children, provides access into the throne-room of God, promises us an eternal inheritance, and bestows on us the privilege of reigning with Him not only in this life but in the Millennial Kingdom and the ages to come.
May we be diligent to join with our brothers and sisters in Christ and be sure that we access scripturally sound teaching from a godly pastor who interprets the Word of God literally, historically, grammatically, dispensationally, and in the fear of the Lord.
Paul was also called by God to function as a priest of the gospel of God, bringing the gospel to those that were dead in their sins and at enmity with God enabling access into the throne-room of the Father which is by grace through faith in Christ alone.
It is by His grace that the veil of the temple that separates man from God, is torn in two from top to bottom, providing access into the presence of our heavenly Father.
In this verse we have a peep into a heavenly vision of unapproachable Deity, enthroned on His seat of mercy and grace, granting peace, pardon, forgiveness, and confident access to all who believe on His name.
As believers, we are astonished to discover that it is not the Law of Moses nor even the Word of God that pronounces men as sinners in this passage, for not all people have had access to God's written Word, and yet from Adam onward, we discover that ALL are under God's condemnation because men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil.
And for those who have never had access to the Word of God, His condemnation still rests upon all men, for all are surrounded by the witness of nature: The heavens declare the glory of God.
How foolish to allow all we have in Christ to be compromised by those who delight in ascetic practices, worship angels and heavenly beings, who claim access to certain visionary realm and inflate their ego without cause, as too often happens in Christendom today.
Knowledge of God's law helps us to identify our sin, but it cannot pardon us, which is why - we can only be forgiven of our sin as a free gift of God's grace, which we access through faith in Christ - the sinless Son of God Who paid the price for our sin, by shedding His blood on Calvary's cross.
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter and was smitten of God for our sakes – so that by grace through faith in His selfless, sacrificial work on Calvary’s Cross, we might be forgiven of our sin, brought back into fellowship with God, clothed in Christ's perfect righteousness, receive access to the throne of grace, and be endowed with the riches of God’s abundant blessings towards us – in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Too often we do not fully access the hope of His calling, which are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints - in US! Too often we do not access the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.
May we be prepared to access ALL the many privileges we have, because we are positioned in Christ - by faith.
But what stark contrast there is between the sinful man's restricted approach to a holy God pre-Cross and the believer's open-access to our heavenly Father post-Cross.
Before we were born again into the family of God, we were without Christ, without a heavenly citizenship, without a covenant relationship, without God's promises, without access to the throne of grace, and without hope in the world.
Paul knew that we could only respond to that little word 'IF' in a positive manner, for ALL believers have found encouragement in Christ, ALL have known the consolation of God's love, ALL have benefitted from the fellowship of the Spirit which is in Christ Jesus, and ALL have access to God's grace and mercy, His affection and love, and the compassion, joy, and hope which we share in our heavenly Bridegroom.
because a believer is indwelt by the Spirit, they have access to His other Church-age ministries.
One has to be born-again, made spiritually alive in Christ, and possess the indwelling Spirit of God in their human frame, to access His comfort and help, His correction and teaching, His direction and ministry of intercession.
And because of this anointing, they were God's children and had access to all-knowledge.
John continues to explain to his readers that false teachers and those who deny the Son do not know the Father and do not have access to Him, while the one who confesses the Son, also has the Father.
This privileged access into the very presence of the Almighty is for ALL who are the called - all who are Christians - all who are a part of the Church - all who are a living stone being built together into the Temple of God - all who are members of the Body of Christ.
Let us use our time wisely, for we can come with confident access into the presence of God in prayer and praise, through faith in Christ.
And we have freedom of access into the very chamber of the Godhead, for we are in union with Christ and can share sweet fellowship with the Father.
Never let us forget that through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ we have boldness and confident access to God. Day by day, let us know and apply this glorious truth in our situation in our life, and in the time we have left on this mortal realm.
Jews and Gentiles are one in Christ and are all adopted as God's own children and all are given equal access and equal privileges.
God's free gift of salvation was not only for the Jews but reaches out to whosoever will believe on the name of the only begotten Son of God - whether they are Jew or Gentile - for all have equal access to His goodness and grace and all receive His forgiveness and life everlasting - by faith in Jesus Christ the righteousness.
The Bible tells us that we are saved by grace and that we access this salvation through faith: For you are saved by grace through faith. Then the Bible tells us that salvation has nothing to do with us.
Many erroneously think that to try to carry out these beatitudes in their everyday life will give them access to heaven by the back door, but no man or woman can come close to the ideal standard that God requires, for it is only in Christ that this perfection can be attained.
Every one of us that submits to the Lord in faith has generous access to the wisdom of God, for the one that walks in spirit and truth will be the one that exhibits the sweet character of Christ, as we rest in Him and He lives in us.
Those who would trust in Him for salvation, were to become a new-creation-in-Christ; positioned in Him, imputed with His righteousness, permanently in-dwelt and sealed by His Holy Spirit, granted access to the throne of grace, and given an inheritance which is kept for us in heaven.
It is only by placing our faith in Christ's finished work on Calvary, that we have been given access into the throne-room of grace - and if we abide in Him and walk in the light of His love, we have fellowship with our heavenly Father, because the blood of Jesus His Son... which saved us, and which continues to cleanse us from all sin.
Once saved we have immediate access into the presence of God, and when we walk in the light, we are permitted to enjoy sweet fellowship with our heavenly Father.
But let us never forget that in Christ are found ALL the treasures of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, and we who have been saved by grace through faith have direct access to the Lord Himself, for we have the mind of Christ - and any of us who lack wisdom are entreated to ask God - Who will give generously to all, without finding fault.
We are instructed to pray in confident faith, by maintaining an unshakable trust in the Word of God, and by standing on His precious promises, which provide all we need according to His riches in mercy, when we choose to walk in spirit and truth, and maintain unhindered access to the throne of God, Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, we are exhorted, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Just as the women at the tomb were told, He is My Father and your Father; My God and you God, so we, who have been born into His family, have access to His throne of grace and the authority to call Him Abba.
The mistakes made by Israel in the wilderness and their slide into rebellion, unbelief and disobedience, during those 40 years of wandering, present some of the most serious warnings to the Body of Christ in Scripture, for despite being saved by grace through faith when they made their exodus from Egypt, Israel lived in defeat for the rest of their lives, and failed to access God's precious promises of rest.
Let us determine to access all that is ours in Christ and may we remember Paul's warning to the Corinthians - that redeemed saints who live in unbelief become carnal in their outlook - saved - yet as though by fire.
He wants love to thrive in that secret place of our heart, and within those private thoughts where no other has access to our inner mind and motive, save the omnipresent God.May we so walk in the spirit of Christ, that like Him, our visible walk as well as our hidden ways, may become a sweet-smelling aroma to our heavenly Father.
He tells us of the riches of God's grace towards us; the mystery of His will to those who are in Christ Jesus, what it means to be a new creation in Him and how He has broken down the middle wall of partition - giving all who are in Christ direct access into the throne-room of God.
All men and women of faith that were born prior to Christ, were likened to underage children who were still under the tutorage of a schoolmaster - having a future inheritance but not yet able to access it.
Through the blood of Christ, Christians in this dispensation of Grace, have been given access into the throne-room of God, and as His children, we have been given the right to draw near to Him with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help in times of need.
The Lord Jesus raised a handful of people from physical death during His time on earth to authenticate His God-ordained, Messianic claims, but when Peter preached his first sermon.. 3000 souls were saved - 3000 spiritual resurrections were secured - 3000 people gained access to the Father's throne of grace, for mercy to find help in time of need.
We, who have access to the whole counsel of God, recognise the significance of Joseph's dreams in God's plan of redemption and as we read through the thrilling fulfilment of his prophetic visions, we marvel at the way that God used this young man to save His people from the famine that ravaged Canaan, and we rejoice as we watch God's plans and purposes unfold and see Joseph's prophetic dreams being fulfilled.
And it is only by His grace that the believer can access His grace, continue in grace, and grow in grace so that we may have the peace of God which passes all understanding guarding our hearts and minds, as we live in Christ Jesus our Lord and His grace and peace is reflected in us.
But as post-Cross believers, we have the indwelling Spirit, Who gives us access to the mind of Christ.
Although they have access to the throne-room of God and the mind of Christ, they erect a sin-barrier between themselves and the Lord when they regress in their spiritual walk.
Nor is a belief that He was a great teacher, who did many miracles and was crucified by the Romans, which brings eternal life and gives us access to the mind of Christ - all of which are true.
Christians similarly must walk that same spiritual path as their heavenly Lord, with the same humble mind and the same teachable disposition that was displayed in the life of Christ Jesus our Lord - so that we too can access the mind of the Almighty Son of God, as we abide in Him and He in us.
for although we are privileged to call Him, Abba - Father, and are given access to His throne of grace, through the merit of Jesus Christ our Lord - we should never forget He is the One Who judges the day-to-day thoughts of our heart and the imaginations of our mind.
And if you and I received from the Lord what we truly deserve, we too would never gain access to the throne-room of grace and have a vision of the glory of the Lord.
But God in His loving-kindness and gracious mercy sent His only begotten Son to come to earth to die in our place so that we might come boldly into the presence of the Lord to find mercy in time of need and gain immediate and intimate access into the heart of the Father, forever.
He fastens the confidence we have in Christ to His finished work at Calvary, which secured our forgiveness of sin, our eternal future, and our confident access into the throne-room of grace and restored fellowship with the Father.
Christ is not only the First-fruit from the dead, assuring all who believe in Him will also be physically resurrected... but His entrance into the heavenly realm following His ascension, prefigures our own thrilling access into the holy place of God and our promised heavenly inheritance.
And now through Jesus both Jew and Gentile have access to the Father, by means of the Holy Spirit, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross, for our sins.
His blood paid the price for our sins and we are declared righteous, simply by believing on His name, and it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are born from above and become a new creation in Christ, which gives us access into the very throne-room of our Father in heaven.
We are not required to ascend the mountainous track to Jerusalem, thrice yearly to plead for forgiveness and mercy, for we have the Spirit of God residing forever in our hearts and by the sacrifice of Christ's blood, we have access into the holy throne-room of God every moment of the day.
When Zophar spoke these words to Job, we discover that He was under the false impression that he had access to the deep things of God and that he knew all there was to know of God, giving him free rein to accuse his friend.
When we are recipients of God's grace - by faith, we have access to God's peace - peace WITH God because our sins are forgiven and the peace OF God which guards our hearts as we rest and remain, in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We petition the Father through the precious blood of His only begotten Son, and we approach the throne of grace in the name of Jesus: For there is no other name given among men through Whom we have access to God.
It is by trusting in the death, burial, and Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, that we have access by one Spirit to the Father and can boldly draw near to the throne of God, confident that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
But there is further, glorious access that each born-again believer has to the Father through the Son, as we abide in Him and He in us, for He is our heavenly Mediator.
We approach the Father through the Son, and we have this incredible access through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.
What a priviledge to know that it is through Christ alone that we have access by one Spirit to the Father, for ever and ever, Amen.
Israel will one day drink deeply of the living water when she recognises the Lord Jesus as her promised Messiah and Lord, but praise God that we have access to His reviving, reinvigorating, rejuvenating, and replenishing refreshment, today and forevermore.
All have fallen short of God's glory, but all have equal access to the riches of God's kindness and grace - by faith in Christ.
Gentile sinners who had no access to the God's Law will not be judged by the Law, but they are nonetheless sinners who remain under God's condemnation and are in need of a Saviour if they are to escape the wrath of God and eternal separation from Him.
The Bible begins with the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, but due to sin, Adam was denied further access to its luscious, life-giving properties and he and his wife were banished from the glorious garden.
We who have access to the whole counsel of God, have a fuller understanding that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us, and we recognise the futility of questioning God's authority or challenging God's power when we are compassed about by evil.
And at that very time the veil of the Temple was torn in two, from the top to the bottom - opening the way for all who believe on His name to have access to the throne of grace - for mercy to find help in time of need.
so that by faith in Him we are given access into the holy of holies - by the blood of Jesus Christ..
Jesus is our sufficient strength in every situation, but it is by abiding in Him that we are enabled to access His power through a knowledge of Him Who brought us out of darkness into his glorious light.