For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. — Ephesians 2:18
As disciples of Christ, we pray for His goodness. As Christians, we come to God in the name of Jesus. We are not noble enough to gather the drops under His table, but we can eagerly approach the throne of grace because we appeal to Christ’s worthiness and call on His holiness. We pray to the Father through the precious blood of His only-begotten Son, and we reach the throne of grace in the name of Jesus — for there is no other name given among men through Whom we have a connection to God.
It is by blessing through faith in Christ’s saving blood that we have been brought near to God and been given accord with Him. It is accepting on Christ’s finished work at Calvary that we have been appeased to the Father. In one body through the cross, so that now there is neither Jew nor Gentile, male or female, young or old slave or free.
It is by entrusting in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ the Righteous, that we have access by one Spirit to the Father and can courageously draw near to the throne of God, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
But there is further, remarkable access that each born-again believer has to the Father.. through the Son, as we abide in Him and He in us.. for He is our heavenly Mediator. Jesus is seated on the right hand of the Majesty on High.. continuously pleading for us and praying our case to our Father in heaven- so that we may remain in kindliness with the Son and enjoy beautiful communion with our heavenly Father.
We approach the Father through the Son and we have this unbelievable access through the power of the utter Holy Spirit, for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. As we follow on what Christ has done for us and as we foresee what the Father has graciously given to sinners, who are gaining of hell – should not the soul of every blood-bought child of God thrill with thankful thanks and never-ending devotion.. knowing that it is through Christ alone that we have access by one Spirit to the Father – forever and ever, Amen.