For through Him(Jesus) we both (Jew and Gentile) have access by one Spirit to the Father…Ephesians 2:18
Recently, while at the airport, there was an area only certain people were allowed to enter. A big sign was posted that said “Access Denied. Authorized Personnel Only”.
I am sure you may have seen similar signs or even found such a site on the internet where access was not allowed to just anyone.
Seeing that sign made me wonder how I would feel if I happened to be one of the ‘Authorized Personnel” that was allowed to enter through the door. I thought to myself that I probably would feel pretty special if I was allowed to freely open that door and walk through.
However, as a Believer in Christ, I realized that I already am really special, for in Christ I have been given free access to God the Father at anytime and not just anyone has that privilege, only those who are believer’s can freely enter into God’s presence.
Before I knew Christ, scripture says I was far away from God. (Eph.2:12) It was like there was an “Access Denied” sign between me and God. I was an alien and stranger, without hope in this world. (Eph.2:12) Yet, when I believed and received Christ, He brought me near. His Holy Spirit came to dwell within me. (1 Cor.6:19)
I became a fellow citizen with the saints and members of the household of God, (Eph.2:13,19) Because of Christ I was authorized to enter God’s Throne room. I now had the right to call God my Father. I was blessed to have a close personal relationship with Him as His child. No longer was I denied access–for the door was open! Now that really makes me feel special !
What a Blessing we believer’s have been given! We should feel so special everyday “For through Him(Jesus) we both (Jew and Gentile) have access by one Spirit to the Father…” Ephesians 2:18