Have you ever gone somewhere you didn’t belong? Have you ever seen an area roped off, that said: “Do not enter”, or “Authorized personnel only”…but you did enter…and you had that sense of unease…like; “I’m not supposed to be here”
Or maybe you felt like you had gotten away with something. .
That’s the kind of the feeling it is to get into the presence of God.
I mean, wow…talk about the feeling of being in an area where it should be roped off with signs saying “Authorized Personal Only”….I mean, I don’t measure up…I’m not holy…I’ve done all kinds of things that God would definitely not approve of.
Enter in …Jesus. He says “It’s ok. You’re with me. I can get you in.”
“Buuut…I…” you stammer..
“Shhh, child. It’s ok. I paid the price for all the wrongs you have done and I have wiped your slate clean. You can’t do it on your own. Only through Me, can you get this access to stand before God Almighty, in this place that is pure of any sin.”
Do you believe that? If so, welcome into the family….the Kingdom of God…you have access to the roped off area!
Not because you are holy enough, but because you have excepted Jesus as your Savior and He, alone, is the One who redeems you!
“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.”