You have come to Jesus.

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22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.  Hebrews 12:22-24

The writer of Hebrews is contrasting the people of Israel with the people of Jesus. Israel came with Moses to God at Mt. Sinai. There they were terrified at the display of God’s holiness. They shut their eyes in fear of the glory of God. And they would not dare to come close. They sent Moses alone. (Exodus 19-20)

But you have come to Jesus. Jesus has brought us into the Kingdom of God. Together. He has enrolled us in heaven. We have come to the judge. We have come as those declared righteous and made complete by Jesus. We come to Jesus, whose blood speaks better and longer than Abel, the one who suffered the first murder. The blood of Jesus who suffered at the cross, completes God’s promise for us in the new covenant established by Jesus.

You have come to Jesus with eyes wide open, with a heart wide open, and a desire to go with Him into the Presence and glory of God.

 

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