Approaching the throne with confidence

Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark…There…I will meet with you.

The way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed… – And when Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. – Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of time of need.

…Christ Jesus.  God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.  He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. – For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Exodus 25:21-22 – Hebrews 9:8 – Matthew 27:50-51 – Hebrews 10:19-20 – Hebrews 10:22 – Hebrews 4:16 – Romans 3:24-25 – Ephesians 2:18 (NIV)

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