We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access. Romans 5:1-2
The Secret Service was trying to determine how a woman gained access to the President’s private club in Florida. She had two passports, four mobile devices, a laptop, and a thumb drive allegedly containing malware. Since then, security has been tightened, and access is more stringent. We live in a world of limited access, heightened security, perplexing passwords, and dangerous hacking. Everyone is interested in access.
The Bible uses the word “access” three times to describe our freedom in approaching God. Romans 5:2 says “we have access by faith” through Christ to the Father. Ephesians 2:18 adds, “For through Him we both [Jews and Gentiles] have access by one Spirit to the Father.” And Ephesians 3:12 concludes, “We have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”
God is not only an endless refuge for us in times of need, He is always accessible. God uses facial recognition software—when you approach Him, He sees the countenance of His Son. He uses a simple password—JESUS. And one thing is for sure—heaven will never be hacked!
“God the Father,” to whom we have our access; “God the Son,” through whom we have access; “God the Holy Spirit,” by whom we have our access. John A. Broadus
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