1 Timothy 4September 29, 2014
1 Timothy 5September 30, 2014
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Paul also says in Ephesians 3:12 “in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him (NASB). This is an important concept for the believer because it makes a huge difference in how you see God.
Many Christians don’t feel worthy to face God. They think they might not have confessed their sins properly or completely. They don’t feel they can stand before a holy God feeling so unholy. They see God as a judge or a disciplinarian who is always looking to find fault with them and punish them. They hear this religion from law based preachers who are living under the law rather than under grace.
But that is not the God Paul is revealing in this verse. We can have confidence to come before God. We don’t have to come, hat in hand, with our face looking down. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
We always approach God on the basis of grace through faith. We have that access through the Holy Spirit. We never need ever to fear coming to God for any reason, even if we have messed up. That’s because we have a loving Father. He will not punish us for sin or for our lack of faith. All punishment was placed on Jesus—through Him. It is through Jesus we have access. Jesus is The Way. He made a way for us to come boldly to the Father. He broke down the partition. The veil that separated God from man He tore from top to bottom by God. There is no more separation.
Through Jesus we have access. Whatever your concern, you have access to God. You don’t have to go through any red tape or make an appointment with a secretary. You have moment by moment access, 24/7, 365 or 366 days a year. God never sleeps or slumbers. God is always watchful for you to come to Him. Yes He is within you but you still have to consciously approach Him. One call, that’s all.