I Hold and I Am Held
Mike Fagan in 1982 at 6 a.m. on a hot London Sunday morning climbed up a drain to the second floor of Buckingham Palace. The story goes that he found a window open and climbed into that window setting off alarms that usually ignored because they malfunction so often.
He made his way into the priceless stamp collection of King George V. he sent back out the window walk along the ledge and into the room of an Admiral who was in charge of security at the Palace. He left the room after looking around and made his way down another hall way greeting a chamber maid who thought he was a day labor. And he walked by accident into the bedroom of Queen Elizabeth and sat down on her bed saying good morning madam.
And while she frantically tried to summons help he spent twelve minutes talking about his family and hers. He was someone who found himself where no one was supposed to be.
This morning I want to talk about the place that we are suppose to be.
I want us to notice three things as we look at the subject "I Hold and I am Held.
I. THE COMMUNION
The first step begins with drawing near to God. What a blessed privilege the believer experiences when he give his heart to the Lord. We have this wonderful privilege of access to God. Notice the writer talks about two very important things:-
(1)The place of access
The Hebrew writer says we have "Boldness to enter into the Holiest." The Moabite could not enter, nor could the average Israelite. But, today you and I have a place of access; we have the boldness to enter into the Holiest. Our relationship is not without a price, however.
(2) The price of access
"By the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh." The veil represents two characteristics of Christ.
The central thrust of the book of Hebrews is the possibility of our access to God. All of the temples in th ...
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