September 20, 2020 Hebrews 16: The Presence of God

When you think about the book of Hebrews, one way to think about it is to ask yourself “where does the action occur?” What is the primary location of the book? In the book of Hebrews, our attention is drawn to God’s presence in Heaven; and specifically, Heaven is described like the Holy of Holies of the Old Testament times. The Heavenly Holy of Holies is the very presence of God the Father. In the presence of God the Father in His Heavenly Holy of Holies, two things are happening. First, our Great High Priest – the Lord Jesus — is at work on our behalf forgiving our sins; and second, our Great High Priest – the Lord Jesus – ushers us into the very presence of God, in worship and prayer.

In the Presence of God, Jesus your Great High Priest makes atonement for your sins and prays for your needs;

In the Presence of God, you boldly approach God the Father with unrestricted, unlimited, and unparalleled access given through the Lord Jesus Christ, your Great High Priest.

AND, in the Presence of God, you live out your daily life in Christ, like a holy priest yourself, glorifying God and serving your neighbor. Amen!

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