The longer and deeper I get into spiritual things, the more I have come to realized that everything I desire and long for can be found in His presence. This is the only place I want to be, I am coming to the place where I cannot live without His presence, I am hooked.
In John 14:6 Jesus Says “I Am the WAY, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” I have always read this verse only one way, that Jesus was showing me the way into Heaven once I die, but I am beginning to see there is more here, that in addition to showing the way into heaven, He is also revealing the Way to the FAHTER, Praise God! This access is not just access once I die and leave this natural realm, but Jesus is the WAY right into the Fathers presence NOW.
In Hebrews 9:8- The Spirit reveals that while the old testament was in force, and the old testament tabernacle was still standing the WAY into the Holiest of All was not yet made known. The reason why this is so important is that the Most Holy Place in the temple was the home of the ark of the covenant, and above the ark the Glory of God appeared, the very presence manifested. The problem back then was that a veil (which symbolized man’s sin) separated normal every day man from entering into the most Holy place (God’s Presence), only the high priest could go into the most Holy Place, once a year, not without blood, which atoned for his sins and the sins of the people so he could go through the veil into God’s presence. The Holy Spirit was indicating at that time that the WAY into God’s Presence, through the veil (of sin) was not yet made known. If the story ended there we would have been hopelessly destined to wait until we die to have a real personal encounter with our Father. But no, we see in the very next chapter of Hebrews, Heb. 10:19-20, that God did not leave us without the ability to have access to Him, He says that we can have boldness to enter the most Holy Place, were He was, by this NEW AND LIVING WAY, Praise God, through the veil, that is His flesh, and that WAY IS, “THE BLOOD OF JESUS”. I see it know, I have a right to enter into His presence, a blood bought right to be able to enter in, like a little child, into my Fathers presence, because the blood of Jesus has made the WAY. I do not have to wait till I die to go to heaven, I can enter right into Heaven NOW, into the very throne room, right into My Fathers presence, the WAY has been made for me by Jesus.
Jesus tells us this fact so clearly in John 10, He is explaining that He is the Shepherd of the sheep, and our Father is the DOOR KEEPER, the door keeper to where you might ask? To His Presence, and as the Father opens this door to Jesus, What does Jesus do, in verse 9 He leads His sheep to pasture, He becomes the door, the WAY into our Fathers Presence. Wow, that is incredible, but it does not stop their, also in verse 9 Jesus says, we can go IN and Out, you might say; in and out of were? In and out of His presence, the very realm of the Spirit where He is, we can go from this natural life into the Spirit and back again, we have access to go in and out of His presence as we please. This is what my heart has been craving for, access to the very Glory of God, sitting on His lap in the throne room of heaven, being one with Him, knowing that I belong there with Him because I am His son. The Blood of Jesus opened the door, made the WAY, and I am stepping through that door, I encourage you to come with me.