Monday, July 9, 2018


"... we may ..."

"In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence."
 -- Ephesians 3:12

Isn't that exciting to know? In Christ Jesus and through faith in Christ Jesus we -- you and me -- all believers -- may approach God -- The Creator -- with freedom and confidence.

Nehemiah as cupbearer to King Artaxerxes could not approach the king without being asked. And what about Esther? Even though she was made queen to King Xerxes, she was not allowed to approach the presence of the King unless she was asked by him to be in his presence.

"... any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king had but one law: that he be put to death. The only exception to this is for the king to extend the gold scepter to him and spare his life." -- Esther 4:11 

The one time she was asked to do this she tried to get out of it but Mordecai reminded her,

"... And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" 
-- Esther 4:14

Well, the gold scepter was extended and Esther was granted safe access to King Xerxes. What we need to see is that we have access to the the god of all creation 24/7. With freedom, because nothing is holding us back -- with boldness, because nothing is holding us back -- with confidence, because nothing is hold us back. No thing real -- nothing abstract thing, no spiritual thing, no rules, no regulations, no fears -- NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING can keep us from approaching God. EXCEPT! (Wasn't expecting that were you?) EXCEPT, YOURSELF. With boldness and with assurance "we may" approach God without any fear of rejection, reprisal, rebuffing, or loss of life. The choice is yours. The choice is mine. The choice is there for all believers.

Bottom Line: May we all understand that nothing is stopping us from approaching God at anytime, any place, for any reason. May we know and realize the boldness, the freedom and the confidence we have in accessing the God of all creation, the King of kings and Lord of lords. May we know that -- "we may." And then, choose to approach.  Amen? Amen!

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