ACCESS TO GOD
Bless you brothers and sisters in Christ, the Lord Jesus sent me today to enlighten you about the message “ACCESS TO GOD”. In the first instance, what is Access ? Access is a freedom to approach or reach somebody or something without any hindrance.
In the book of Roman 5: 1- 3, the word of God made us understand that, “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
In the old testament, God required the people to offer burnt offerings and sacrifices before draw closer to him or listen to their requests , but in our present days, God had given us his son Jesus Christ to die for us as atoning sacrifice and shed his blood on the cross, and therefore we don’t need to offer burnt offering and sacrifices before draw closer to God.
Now we draw closer to God, not by our feelings, not by shedding tears ,or been sorrowful and looking for God to sympathise with the situation that we face, but we draw closer to God by faith in Christ Jesus. For in this faith we have gain access to God. We believe in Christ Jesus and obey his word and his blood pave away for us to draw near to God without fear, without feelings of condemnation, without sin being an hindrance to our prayers.
The blood of Jesus had sanctified and cleanse us from all sins that we had committed. And with great assurance we believe in our heart that our sins had been forgiven. God listen to our prayers and answer us in his time. Bible says Abraham believe God and it was credited to him as righteousness. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Brethren , We live by faith and not by sight.
May God strengthen your faith in Christ more and more as you seek him with all your heart and your soul. And always remember God loves you first before you start loving him. May his peace be with you always.