“And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.
And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:19-22 NLT
Christ came to this world so that you and I would have full access to Him, at any time, at any place, without needing the assistance of any man to help us.
The old way of doing things, I am talking about the old covenant, in the Old Testament was that the high priest offered an animal sacrifice each year so that the sins of Israel could be rolled back for one more year.
God put on flesh, came to this earth as man, our high priest, to abolish the ceremonial law of the old covenant.
For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats really to take away sins. That is why Christ said as he came into the world, “O God, the blood of bulls and goats cannot satisfy you, so you have made ready this body of mine for me to lay as a sacrifice upon your altar.
You were not satisfied with the animal sacrifices, slain and burnt before you as offerings for sin. Then I said, ‘See, I have come to do your will, to lay down my life, just as the Scriptures said that I would.’” After Christ said this about not being satisfied with the various sacrifices and offerings required under the old system,
he then added, “Here I am. I have come to give my life.” He cancels the first system in favor of a far better one. 10 Under this new plan we have been forgiven and made clean by Christ’s dying for us once and for all. Hebrews 10:4-10 TLB
His death on the cross, his burial in the grave, and his resurrection of life made a way for us to not only be fully forgiven, but for you and me to have life ABUNDANTLY.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Can I stop here and say, “Quit trying to fix yourself by yourself”?
You cannot do it alone. As a matter of fact, all of us have tried to do it alone at some point.
I want to make something very clear today.
You have been created for a purpose by God and anything else outside of His purpose for you WILL NOT fulfill your life.
Successful people that have reached the height of their careers will tell you about the emptiness and the loneliness that they still feel because money and success did not truly satisfy.
Jim Carrey once said, “I wish everyone could get rich and famous and everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that’s not the answer.” You can chase followers and money all you want, but I hope you’ll realize beyond your basics needs, they won’t do much.
There is no doubt in my mind that there are thousands upon thousands of similar quotes of people that thought happiness would come from wealth or fame.
Maybe you can relate. Maybe you have thought the answer was more of this or more of that….yet, every time you have achieved more of this and more of that you are LESS SATISFIED.
I have very good news today. You have full access to TRUE LIFE.
All the emptiness you keep feeling can be filled. Not by things, but by God. Not by money, but by God. Not by a relationship, but by God. Not by a career, but by God. Not by a house, but by God.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:4-9
Our God, who is rich in mercy, has the answer to what you’re searching today. He loves you with a great love and His grace is patiently waiting for you. He has given you a full access pass to His presence…don’t let the day go by without giving Him a chance to satisfy you completely.