Good afternoon! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of access.
Romans 5v2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
This goes back to Jesus and what He said to Martha, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God? The only way we can get access to God and receive His love and mercy which is His grace is to have faith in Jesus Christ being our Lord and Savior. We you live by faith will rejoice in unending joy, peace and hope and our hope never fails because God has poured out his love on us through the Holy Spirit. So if we suffer we rejoice because we know our faith grows through His power being seen. Every trail we face, our faith, hope, peace and love for Him grows! Since we have been justified by His blood and have gained access to God through this blood of Jesus Christ, that is who God sees when He looks at us, how much more will our lives be saved by being blessed and provided for. If God is for us who can be against us! God gives us abundant grace for us to receive by faith! Sin entered one man meaning Adam how much more will life enter from the one man meaning Jesus Christ! Through Jesus Christ we are made righteous and dead to sin. Through Jesus Christ our sinful nature is dead by the glory of God and we may live a new life! We have gained access to a new life, and new abundant life that has many blessings with many gifts to become our new self that is the image of our Lord and Savior. With faith in this abundant grace we receive we will not let sin reign in our mortal body so that we obey its evil desires. We will not offer parts of our body to sin but we will offer ourselves to God as those that have been brought to death to life and offer the parts of our body to him as instruments of righteousness. We give ourselves to Christ for Him to use, we are not under law but under grace, the love and mercy of God! We wholeheartedly want to obey God and His teachings which was entrusted to us through the grace we have received. Through grace our sins and guilt is gone and now we have become slaves to God. We have access to God and all He wants to give us, an endless supply of grace and power from the Holy Spirit! Are we benefiting from the access to God that Jesus Christ has given us by Faith in Him, by faith we receive all things! Read Romans 5 and 6 I love everyone with the love God gives me for you!