“Let us draw near with a true heart…” Hebrews 10:22
The command we are given in this passage is to draw near to God. The great aim of the writer of the book of Hebrews is that we get near God (not that we are totally distant from God, hence the admonition to “draw near”) but that we have fellowship with Him, that we not settle for a Christian life at a distance from God.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding. Verse 6, In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
So this “drawing near” is NOT a physical act.
It’s not building a tower of Babel to get to heaven. It’s not necessarily going to a church building, or walking to the front of an altar.
It is an invisible act of the heart (a faith-filled heart).
You can do it while standing still, or lying on a hospital bed, or on the train,bus,plane and even as you commute to work.
This is the CENTER OF THE GOSPEL -what the Garden of Gethsemane and Good Friday (EASTER) is all about- that God has done an astonishing and costly thing to draw us near to Himself.
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ. He has sent His Son JESUS CHRIST to suffer and to die so that through Him we might draw near.
Everything Abba Father has done in this great plan of redemption is so that we might draw near, with no restrictions or limitations whatsoever placed on us.
Glooorrryyy!!!… And that NEARNESS is for OUR JOY and for HIS GLORY.
He does not need us. If we stay away, He is not impoverished. He does not need us in order to be happy in the fellowship of the trinity. However, he magnifies his mercy by giving us free access through his son Jesus Christ (in spite of our sin); to the one reality that can satisfy our souls completely and forever, HIMSELF.
“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11
This is GOD’S WILL FOR YOU even as you read this. THIS IS WHY CHRIST DIED; that you would draw near to God without restrictions, limitations, or interruptions.
GLORY TO JESUS!
Happy Jesus Day