We have already looked at the blood atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ bringing about...
1. ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL;
2. REMISSION OF SINS;
3. LIFE AND PEACE;
The sixth thing concerning the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is "WE ARE MADE CLOSE" by the blood.
Hebrews 10:22 ESV let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
I hear people all the time saying they want to be closer to the Lord or to God the Father. "Draw me closer Lord" seems to be the cry of the heart of passionate believers. However, many sing about it without exercising the commands of it.
James 4:8 ESV Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
It is recognizing the work of the cross and the application of our Lord's blood atonement that draws me close to Him. I can only be as close as my sins and flesh are covered by the blood. No flesh will see or touch His glory.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..