1. Do you go to God directly and have a relationship or do you require a go-between?
2. Do you have to repent before you talk to God?
3. Do you have to belong to some group to have access to God?
We have access to God, now, tomorrow and any time we want. We do not need someone to help us access God. The simple fact is that Jesus paid the ransom, shed his blood, redeem us from the curse of the law and tore down the veil that separated us from God so we would have access: therefore there is no need for someone like the High Priest or member of some group to go into the Holy of Holy’s for you, no more separation exists between God and those who believe in Jesus.
Today there is a belief that we require a person or persons to go to God for us. Some think we are not worthy to have a relationship with God. Unbelief is the greatest sin that keeps us from God. The Law was given to God’s covenant people and at that time the Gentiles had been given up for lost since the Tower of Babel incident. God had called out Abraham and his seed, Jesus was the future seed. The law was a schoolmaster to teach us about sin and mercy and the need for a Savior (Jesus).
50 when he had cried again with a loud voice yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Matt 27:50-51 (KJV)
It was torn from the top to the bottom to show all of us that God was tearing done the veil so we could have direct access. There is uncertainty as to the exact measurement of a cubit, but it is safe to assume that this veil was somewhere near 60 feet high. Josephus also tells us that the veil was four inches thick and that horses tied to each side could not pull the veil apart. The book of Exodus teaches that this thick veil was fashioned from blue, purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; Heb 10:19-20 (KJV)
We are to come to God boldly since the wall, veil, of partition has been torn down. It was torn down at the time of Jesus death. Why? Because he made the way for us, we do not need a person or group to plead for us. Satan wants to keep you down, keep you always repenting for pas t sins that Jesus has paid for and has forgotten. He wants you to have a go between and not talk to God.
We as Christian have to understand we are free of sin; Jesus paid the price. Jesus has solved the problem of sin and has given us direct access to God.
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Romans 3:23-24 (KJV)
Do you feel free of sin, have you accepted what God has done for you? Are you justified?
Redemption includes forgiveness. Some people still believe that accepting Jesus is like having a fire insurance. It only saves you from hell. The following verse is important. The cross that Jesus was slain on and shed his blood has reconciled us with God into one body, the body of Christ.
16: And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: Eph 2:16 (KJV)
It’s up to you to make the change!
- Have a relationship with God every day… Talk to him.
- Do not continue to ask for forgiveness for sins that have been paid for and forgotten.
- Do not feel you need a person to stand between you to please God
- We need to walk in victory, not defeat.
- Come out from under people and groups that keep you dependant on them for your spiritual life. This is called bondage.
The veil in the temple was a constant reminder that sin renders humanity unfit for the presence of God. The fact that the sin offering was offered annually and countless other sacrifices repeated daily showed graphically that sin could not truly be atoned for or erased by mere animal sacrifices nor by the works of your flesh. Jesus Christ, through His death, has removed the barriers between God and man, and now we may approach Him with confidence and boldness
Remember this verse: A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. Gal 5:9 (KJV)
Don’t mess up your relationship by adding laws, works of the flesh, to help rehabilitate your flesh. You will pollute you relationship with God.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph 2:8-10 (KJV)
Grace is free but the Law is not ….