A Note from our Pastor:
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”Ephesians 2:18
Good Morning Dearly Beloved,
The key thought as we read verse eighteen is that of access. Let us first consider access in a natural sense and then analyze what we are told about access spiritually in this verse.
In a natural sense, if we are considering access there are a few things that are true: 1) there is a desired location, person, or item we are trying to reach. For instance, we might need into a room, we might need to talk to a leader, or we might need a piece of information; 2) there is an entry point by which we gain access. That might be a door, a gate, a login, or other means; and 3) there is a restriction on that entry point. We might need a key, a badge, or a passcode to enter. If nothing restricts entry we do not think much about having access.
The same basic principles apply with this verse spiritually. Let us begin with the desired location or person. To what or to whom are we trying to gain access? The Apostle says that we are trying to gain access unto the Father. We want that access because we believe in God and we believe that God the Father is all powerful. We believe that he can answer our prayers, will answer our prayers, and can help us in our current situation. We have a great desire therefore as children of God to access God the Father.
The second principle is that there must be an entry point to reach that location or person. In a natural sense a door or gate. In a spiritual sense, the Apostle tells us the entry point to reach God the Father is the Holy Spirit. We cannot physically walk up and see God the Father. But because we have the Holy Spirit within us, we have a connection, a gateway to God the Father. We pray, we sing, we read scripture and the Holy Spirit connects us with our adopted Father. It is through the Holy Spirit that we have access to God the Father.
Finally, there must be a method by which we can open that entry point and actually enter into the place or reach the person we are seeking. For the Child of God accessing God the Father, our permanent passcode is Jesus Christ. He is our mediator, he is our advocate, and he is our means to open the entry point unto God the Father. We are told that we can come to the thrown of God with a boldness, a confidence, but that is because we know that Jesus has paid the price to grant us that access. That access will never expire. As long as we walk on this earth, separated in physicality from God, we have access because of Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit unto God the Father.
What a tremendous blessing it is to know who the Almighty is and to know that we have access unto Him to hear our prayers.
Our Prayers are with you daily,