Full Assurance of Faith

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith...
— Hebrews 10:22

Scripture tells us that Almighty God dwells in “unapproachable light” and our sin has separated us from Him. We have no right to approach Him. But Scripture also teaches that we can be “brought near by the blood of Christ.” God has provided a way for all those who put their trust in Jesus to have free and full access to His holy Prsence. The great plan of God is for us to have fellowship with Him. He wants us confident in the knowledge that we can come to Him at any time. After all, the main purpose of salvation is to bring us to the Father.

When we come to God, we reverence Him, we stand in awe of Him, and yet, as His children, He has invited us to come boldly. When I’m in my office my grandkids come right in. They don't have to make an appointment. They don’t even knock on the door. Kids don't do that. They walk right in. At home, if any of my kids come around, they don’t have to ask for food they go right ahead and open the refrigerator door. They have every right. They are home. That's how God wants us. Jesus said we must come to the kingdom as a little child. We are to come with the confidence a little child has with his Mom or Dad. We are to come freely and often with our needs, our hurts and our troubles that He might heal our wounds. He is not some distant “god” before whom we must grovel and do penance for a hearing. We do not need an appointment. By the work of Christ and the continued work of the Holy Spirit we have continuous access to the Father. The question is what are you doing with this privileged access? Are you drawing near to the Father in praise and worship? Are you drawing near to God in prayer? We under-value its power. If we really valued prayer, we would do more of it. Perhaps, like the disciples, we need to cry to Jesus, “teach us to pray!” Let’s not neglect this wonderful privilege. Accept by faith the finished work of Christ on the cross as your only access to God and then “draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith!”

- From Study #5167