{Hebrews 10:21-22; NLT}

And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

Let that thought into your hearts–that the child of God is called to this blessed privilege, to live every moment of his life in fellowship with God. He is called to enjoy the full light of His countenance. There are many Christians–I suppose the majority of Christians–who seem to regard the whole of the Spirit's work as confined to conviction and conversion:–not so much that He came to dwell in our hearts, and there reveal God to us. He came not to dwell near us, but in us, that we might be filled with His indwelling. We are commanded to be “filled with the Spirit;” then the Holy Spirit would make God's presence manifest to us. That is the whole teaching of the epistle to the Hebrews:–the veil is rent in twain; we have access into the holiest of all by the blood of Jesus; we come into the very presence of God, so that we can live all the day with that presence resting upon us. That presence is with us wheresoever we go; and in all kinds of trouble, we have undisturbed repose and peace. “Son, thou art ever with me. ”

Andrew Murray, The Deeper Christian Life, Olive Tree Bible Software Edition

Questions to consider:

  • Why can we have a relationship with God?
  • How are we filled with the Holy Spirit?
  • How does the Holy Spirit lead us into a deeper relationship with God?
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