Access and Appointments
Today I want to continue with Hebrews 10 and a thought about access and appointments. Typically access and appointments come to those who have power, wealth and/or relationship. You can’t always get access to who you want and you can’t always get an appointment when you want That’s just the way it is…except that’s not the way it is with God. Remember that under the old covenant, the people had no access to the Holiest of Holies in the temple. Only the high priest had access to that and only once each year. There was a large and thick veil that separated this part of the temple from the rest. But when Jesus died on the cross, the Bible says that the veil was supernaturally torn from top to bottom, signifying that there was no longer a separation between God and His people. There would be total access and no need for an appointment. We read this in verses 19-22: 19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 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.
Through Jesus we can draw near to God at any time. We do not need to schedule an appointment. We have complete access anytime we want. Now, I wish sometimes that I could have some visible sign that God is actually listening to me; but by faith I know that He is listening to me and that He is working on my behalf and, more importantly, for His glory. I encourage you to take advantage of this access that He gives you. Before Facebook or Snapchat or Good Morning America, spend 15-30 minutes at least for an appointment with God. You won’t regret it. That access will set the stage for your entire day.