19 THEREFORE, brothers and sisters, SINCE we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, 21 and SINCE we have a Great Priest over the house of God, 22 LET US DRAW NEAR TO GOD with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
THEREFORE, brothers and sisters,
LET US DRAW NEAR TO GOD…
- Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
- Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. 7:25
- Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 11:6
Come to Jesus, come the Great High Priest, to the throne of the Living God, the Lamb who was slain BUT is alive, the grave could not hold Him and you will find His grace is sufficient for your every need.
Draw near- love Him, fellowship with Him, worship Him, intimate relations, hunger and thirst for Him, cast your cares on Him- draw near with a sincere heart.
Note this is not an invitation to come to church, nor is it an invitation for intellectual assent, nor is it an invitation to empty works…this is an invitation to bring our hearts in to the very presence of God and commune with Him. The blood of the Lamb, Jesus the Christ gives us access to into His Presence, “For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father (Ephesians 2:18).” And what a blessed presence it is, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
These verses invite all you have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior to draw near with a sincere heart, not flippant, nor half-hearted. Draw near without doubt and with full assurance, confidence, and boldness for the blood of Jesus has completely paid your sin debt, removed your quilt, granted justification, imputed righteousness, reconciled you to the Father and has the power to silence your accusing conscience. Draw near and cast down every lie of the enemy by the Word of God for you have been washed by the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb. You are a new creature in Christ.