Heb. 10:19-22 ¶ Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the veil, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith…
If I really evaluate where I was at in 1973, I was looking for a new way to live my life. I was disillusioned with the lifestyle of the 60’s and 70’s. I was tired, confused, and bored. The message of the gospel came at the perfect time in my life. Not only did Christ offer forgiveness for my sins and total acceptance, He offered me a challenge and a new way to live my life. I was discovering that we were made for a supernatural life and we were made to face big challenges. The Great Commission sounded like something I could give my life to. This life all starts in a place Paul called the holiest of all. This is where we meet God and this is where our hungry heart is finally satisfied. Here is a quote from Andrew Murray’s classic book ‘The Holiest of All’.
“Enter into the Holiest. With these words the second half of the Epistle (of Hebrews) begins. Hitherto the teaching has been mainly doctrinal. The glory of Christ’s person and priesthood, of the heavenly sanctuary which He, through His own blood, has opened and cleansed and taken possession of for us, of the way of obedience and self-sacrifice which led Him even to the throne, has been unfolded. Now comes the practical part, and our duty to appropriate the great salvation that has been provided is summed up in the one thought: Having boldness to enter into the Holiest; let us draw nigh. Access to God’s presence and fellowship, the right and the power to make that our abiding dwelling-place, to live our life there, has been provided in Christ: let us draw nigh, here let us abide.”
This is the message of Hebrews, we can live our lives in the Holiest of all. We don’t just go there on special occasions or when we are in trouble, we can actually live our lives there. This is the new and living way. That day of days in 1973 when I was saved I received more than you can imagine; forgiveness, satisfaction, and a reason to live. Today the holy of holies is open for you, it’s the place where life begins.