This morning, I was reading Leviticus. Every time I read Leviticus I become more in love with Jesus. To keep the law with all of its requirements was a full time job. It took 28 verses to describe what Aaron, the High Priest, had to do before entering God’s presence. Only the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies.
But because of the atoning work of Christ, we all get to enter in. We all get to go before His throne, see His Presence, hear His voice. And it only takes one verse to describe how we should enter: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NKJV
We enter boldly, freely, confidently. We can enter daily, continually, eternally.
As I was thanking Jesus for this freedom, for this opportunity granted by His sacrifice, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart. It was not a word of condemnation but an invitation. “Come more often, Melissa.”
You see, I allow distractions, busyness, work, to pull me away from enjoying His presence. Sometimes I sit mindlessly in front of the TV when I could be resting in His presence. The Holy Spirit is not condemning this morning; He’s inviting.
It’s like if our grandmother lived next door, cooked all of our favorite family dishes and invited us over to partake. But we choose to stay home and eat Spam.
Boys and girls, join me today in partaking in this great feast. Enter into the Holy of Holies. Throw away the Spam (literally and figuratively), run freely, boldly, confidently into His arms. 28 verses of preparations are not needed. There is no need to wash before, you are cleansed there. No sacrifice is needed because the atoning work has been done. The dividing wall has been removed and you have free access to the Father. Make the most of the opportunity! Go and go often.