Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that He opened for us through the curtain, that is, through His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:19-25
Not only brothers, but sisters, we have access to the holy places, and holy freedom, by the precious blood of Jesus. We have access to the Father and can come boldly because He gave His life, the curtain or veil of the temple was rent the Bible says, torn in half, it was four inches thick, at His death. His flesh represents the curtain and Jesus was torn on the cross.
His mental state, emotional state and even bodily. As a man He wrestled the flesh, as God, He wrestled against all the evil and spiritual powers, He could have called angels, but freely gave His life for us to receive salvation and its benefits if we would believe, and one is holy freedom.
No one, but the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies and even he had to have a rope tied around his ankle in case he was found to have sin and died. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice and is now our High Priest forever, and because of His blood we can enter the holy places in prayer, in the Spirit, in His great mercy and love.
He is our full and blessed assurance, the one who is faithful and true, and our consciences have been sprinkled with the blood of Christ, for He made us free from sin, it is the enemy who tries to get us into thinking about what we are forgiven of, don’t go back to be a willing sinner or use grace as a cover for sin. God knows hearts and does not take kindly to the blood of His Son being disgraced.
It always feels good to bathe and be clean, smell of nice soap and perfume, but He has washed our bodies with the Spirit, the living water, from inside out, and it is purifying. We are sweet smelling to God as we walk in the Spirit and obey, and we are to hold fast that profession, our hope, and to encourage each other and to get together. We have to stir each other up, in our holy faith, and holy freedom, for the day of the Lord is at hand.
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