Ephesians 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Greg smiling

Because of what God has done on our behalf the Jews who we in bondage to the law,and all its regulations, so timed as not to even speak the name of God. Now not only have access but they can come boldly and with confidence because of the work of Christ. The Gentiles who were outside the covenant we even despised by the Jews and justly condemned by God. But Christ has broken down the walls between Jews and gentile, through His death and resurrection has drafted the Gentile into the new covenant in Christ. Now there is neither Jew or Gentile,  Free man or slave,we are all one in Christ. Think of the times in the Old Testament when people couldn’t approach a King without threat of death. If the King failed to hold out His sepulchre  they would be put to death.  And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.(Esther 5:2) How much more nobler and majestic is our sovereign God that we should have free access and with all boldness  enter His courts with praise.  All this is because of the work of Christ, the curtain has been torn,  the gap  has been bridged.  Whereby we can cry Abba Father.

Gregory Lane