Martha has recounted many times the day she told God of her desire to run into His throne room and love Him – and surprising was His response. He told her firmly, “You can come in boldly if everything is covered completely with the Blood.” The essence of what I gathered from that is that our desire isn’t what gives us entrance. Access to the Father is only granted through the Blood of His Son.
We serve a God who’s fond of Blood. And though it may offend our modern sensibilities, it’s still the reality. As I’ve stated in my past posts, I looked for God and begged for intimacy with Him but He resisted me. God resisted the desire of my worshiping heart because I didn’t worship in His prescribed way. In that sense, I came in like a Cain. I was looking to bring Him my offering of desire and have Him accept it, but there is only one Offering He will accept, and that is Blood.
When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but He did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.
Genesis 4:3-5 NLT
So now when I say, “Lord, kiss me with the kisses of Your mouth,” I know it’s only as I am washed whiter than snow through having my heart and deeds covered in His Blood. I am a pure Bride for the Lamb through the Lamb’s own Blood. He made entrance for my acceptance with His sacrifice. I take on His holiness as He washes away my sinfulness, and then I have the boldness to enter in.
Once I used the Blood as a magic word to ward off ills. “Out damned spot, out,” as Shakespeare states in Macbeth. But now I live in faith not just words. Words are a dime a dozen, but through faith in His Blood and in its power, I enter in. Faith is the only thing that pleases our God. And by that faith in Him and the Life that flows in His Blood, I have right of access to boldly come and be intimate with the Creator of the Universe.