Access Jesus (is so much better than Access Hollywood)

You’re invited to spend today with the risen Jesus Christ. Jesus has no walls to keep us away from Him, but we often build walls to keep Him away from (or limit His access) to us. Jesus doesn’t just offer you permission to experience Him now and then. He offers you continual access to His presence and power.

Jesus tore down the wall of sin and guilt that keeps us apart from Him. Now He invites us to live in His presence and let Him live in us.

Jesus said: “I am the door.” No matter what you’re stuck in, unconditional surrender to the living Jesus is the way to freedom. When Jesus knocks on your door does He receive the message, “Access Denied”?

Modern Christianity tends to overestimate the value of religious meetings and underestimate the value of direct access to Jesus. Whatever hinders your direct access to the risen Jesus, is a major disadvantage in your life.

To have access to the Bible and not to read it is to miss out on the world’s all-time, best selling book. Prayer is the most accessible form of communication that exists, yet many people ignore it. We all have access to repentance and forgiveness, but many people choose to carry guilt instead.

Humility, brokenness, and repentance have far more access to God than pride, entitlement, and self-effort. Repentance is to open up and give the living Jesus all of your passwords — full access to your heart and your life. Pride tries to achieve access (authorized or unauthorized) to whatever it wants. Humility surrenders fully to God and His will.

Temptation is a hacker that continually tries to hack your heart and fill it with negativity, bondage, evil, and torment. Then it can hinder your access to God.

When access to God’s love, presence, and mercy is ignored, that access is denied, not by God, but by us. If you’re not interested in spending time with the risen Jesus on earth, you’d be unhappy in Heaven because it’s all about Jesus.

Guilt-free living is good health care. Avoid thinking and doing wrong. Every time you slip up, stop it and ask Jesus for forgiveness.

If you don’t give people access to your heart, you’ll feel alone, no matter how many people are around you. Open your heart to Jesus and to other people. I have a book that can help you with that at this link.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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