A Note from our Pastor:
“In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.”Ephesians 3:12
Good Morning Dearly Beloved,
Let us note that a man or woman before regeneration is a different person than after regeneration. Before regeneration men and women neither seek God nor have the capability to go unto God. But after regeneration, after the implanting of the seed of faith, men and women both have the desire to seek God and the capability to do so as well.
The Apostle in this verse addresses the nature of that capability.
While the scriptures teach us that we are to be servants of Christ in the nature of our thoughts and actions, that does not imply that we are to have trepidation about approaching our Lord. Being a servant of Christ is an understanding that we are dependent on Him for all of our needs and desires. That we cannot sustain our own lives without his power.
We are told repeatedly through scripture though that Christ was made the mediator or intercessor for God’s people. That he stands between us and God pleading our case as we bring it to him. A servant is not permitted to approach his master with his wants and needs, and thus the importance of the scriptures telling us that we are more than servants, we are friends of Christ.
As such, we are permitted to approach Christ with our heart’s burdens. The capability and desire to do so stems from the faith that is implanted in us at regeneration. That faith is directly from Christ Jesus and it enables us to come unto him with our prayers.
Finally, the Apostle is going to clarify not only that we have the capability to approach Christ, but how we are to do so. He tells us in this verse that we are to approach Christ with boldness. Understand boldness here does not mean arrogance or entitlement. It rather means that we approach Christ with confidence, not in ourselves, but in Him from which all blessings flow. Confidence in the love of our savior is how we approach the throne of grace with our prayers.
Our Prayers are with you daily,