Eph 2.18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
The Christian faith is both a profound mystery and profoundly simple at the same time. The doctrine of the Trinity is taught from the first verse in Genesis throughout the entire canon of Scripture. And yet, to grasp fully the “3 in One” revelation of Father, Son and Spirit by mere intelligence is impossible. However, there are passages regarding the operation of the Trinity that minister volumes to our souls. Such is our verse this morning. Read it again slowly and prayerfully.
Through The Lord Jesus Christ, you and I have direct access to The Father. How foolish is the religious tradition of praying to saints or to Mary! Yes, Mary is the most blessed woman in all of God’s creation. She was the instrument chosen by God to bear the Christ Child. But we do not pray to her. She herself said that her spirit rejoiced in God her Savior. Neither do we pray to saints who have gone on to glory. That is the pagan doctrine of talking to the dead or necromancy.
No beloved, the clear and glorious teaching of Scripture is that every born again child of God has 24 hour a day “full access” to God Almighty. And when any one of His children come before Him, it is as if they are the only ones there. Hear again this glorious truth regarding our fellowship in the Trinity and with the Trinity. It is through Jesus that you and I have access to The Father by The Holy Spirit. We have the opportunity to live in communion with The Living God and Creator of the entire universe. Incredible! What amazes me even more is the fact that we can come before our holy God with boldness. Because it is in Jesus Christ that we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Boldness. Confidence. By the faith of Jesus. It is even His faith that grants us this blessed access to The Father.
So as your day unfolds, hide our meditation verse in your heart. Remember beloved, we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.