Heb.1:3 – And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Many of us live far below the privileges Christ has made available to us through His work on the cross and the access we have into His presence made possible because of His heavenly ministry. Too much of the preaching today emphasizes what Christ has done for us in this temporal world and places no value on what really matters, He has entered heaven for us so that we too can enjoy this new kind of life. Why would I place all of my attention on my needs in this life when I can now live in the holy presence of the Lord? You see, its not just when I die that I have access behind the veil, I can come boldly before the throne of grace and actually dwell there. Here is how Andrew Murray describes this blessing.
“When He had effected the cleansing of sins, He sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. There He lives, opening up and keeping open the blessed access to God’s presence and fellowship for us; lifting us up into and maintaining us in its enjoyment; and in the power that prevails there, making the kingdom of heaven a reality within the heart….. That Christ as our Leader and Forerunner has rent asunder the veil, and in the power of His blood has taken possession and secured access into the Holiest of All, does not mean only that we are to enter heaven when we die. The whole practical teaching of the Epistle is summed up and applied in the one word: “We have boldness for entering in: let us draw nigh: let us enter in.” Christ seated on the throne in heaven means our being actually brought, in the supernatural power which the coming down of the Holy Spirit supplies, into God’s holy presence, and living there our daily life.”
This is the practical way to live our lives, living what Paul called “the new and living way”. The most successful and wealthy people in the world are not really living at all if Christ is not at the center of it all. Physical things, no matter how beautiful, useful, and valuable, can never satisfy the hunger of our hearts. Only this new life, life in His presence, is capable of that.