I’m thankful for the atoning blood of Jesus. The cross of Christ speaks of victory and of opportunities –to have ones sins forgiven, to find healing of ones sicknesses and ailments, to enter into the heavenly realms. Yes, we are able to enter and access the heavenly realms because of His ultimate sacrifice –His death on the cross. This demonstrated His love for us. For the loving blood of the Messiah allows us to enter into the holy of holies. To enter into His holy presence, clean and acceptable in his sight.
Hebrews 10:19-22 speaks of this, “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
The author speaks of “boldness.” We have boldness because we yield not to our accomplishments to obtain favor with God but we point to the reality that we find favor, as a result, of being covered in His holy blood. Our dependance is in His death and His resurrection that allows us to enter into His heavenly realms and home.
Therefore, as the Holy Scriptures point out in Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
We can be seated with Christ and have these astounding heavenly experiences because of His sacrifice. So, m ay we NEVER forget this was made possible because of His death on a cruel cross more then two-thousand years ago. He paid a steep price, so we can enjoy the benefits of Heaven! Thank you Jesus for your death, resurrection and ascension.