If you have seen the movie “One Night With The King,” or if you have read the book of Esther in the Bible, then you should know the difficulty of getting an audience with a powerful king. When Esther appeared in the King’s court without an invitation, she literally placed her life in the hand of the king. If he extended his scepter to her, she would live, but if he ignored her, she would be executed. Esther lived, but my point is that only a few had access to this king.
Under the sacrificial law given to Israel by God, we also see limitations in the accessability of God Himself. Only the priests could enter the Holy Place, and only the High Priest could enter into the Most Holy Place on only one day each year. Ordinary people were dependent upon the priests to access God for them. The idea of having a relationship with God was almost impossible to imagine.
Thar’s why Jesus came. By His high priestly offering of His own body as humanity’s sacrifice for sin, Jesus opened the door to the very throne room of God Almighty. Hebrews chapter 10, verses 19 to 22 assures us that because of the sacrificial death of Jesus, those who believe in Him can enter boldly into God’s Most Holy Place, and that because Jesus is our High Priest, we can “draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.” In other words, that person who has placed his or her faith in Jesus Christ always has God’s attention. The Almighty, great God and King of the universe has opened the door to His Presence to all who enter through the blood of His Son, Jesus. So now, even the most “ordinary” Christian can have a relationship with God and know that He will always be listening and will always be available. God’s door is open.