You Have Been Given Access
Hebrews 9:6-8 KJV
 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Matthew 27:50-51 KJV
 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost
 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
John 14:6 KJV – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Many at times, you hear people say things like “if you want to hear from God, come to me”. Mostly common among Prophets or people who flow in the gift of prophecy. There’s nothing wrong with prophesying, the bible encourages it, but prophecies or any other gifts should be a pointer towards God not towards a man. Ignorantly, people have heaped for themselves men of God as oracles who without them cannot go to God in prayers. When they’re in trouble, the first person they call is “their man of God” not even God himself. A Pastor is a leader not God himself. He’s just a servant chosen by God to lead other servants. A captain of a football team doesn’t play the ball all by himself. He is only chosen by his coach to lead other players in a match. It’s the same thing in the body of Christ. We have one task; proclaiming the message of God to the world, and our Pastors are our leaders chosen by God.
In the former covenant, the bible expressly tells us that people didn’t have direct access to God. Only the High Priest was allowed into the Holy of Holies but when Jesus died, the veil of the temple was torn into two. This was or is a huge symbolism to the body of Christ because it means God giving direct access to anyone who is willing to come to Him. He literally shattered the structure and bureaucracy of the prevailing religion at that time. Jesus Himself; the Author and Finisher of our faith said it Himself that He is the Way and no one comes to the Father except through Him. He is constantly interceding for us. You do not have to pay money to anyone to talk to God for you. The same access key He gave to your pastor is the same access key he gave to you. Think about this: doesn’t it sound absurd if you have to pay your elder brother to talk to your dad every time. Paul said “come boldly to the throne of grace…” Notice his choice of words. Many times we feel we are too dirty to stand before God, but God is saying “come as you are, let Me make you who I want you to be”. Dearly beloved, do not live in fear, come boldly for you have been given access.
Dear Lord, thank you for I know You always hear me, You have given me direct access to You through Jesus and I know You will never leave me nor forsake me, Amen.
Author – Andy