Access to the Father
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:18
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. (ESV)
Do you struggle to understand the love of God? According to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, the solution to our struggle is in Ephesians 2:18. It could be because we don’t understand that the three persons of the Trinity have acted in time, each to pursue our salvation. We must feel the weight of that truth. The Father planned salvation, the Son was sent by the Father to give of Himself to accomplish salvation, and the Holy Spirit has been sent by the Father and the Son to apply redemption. Also, this shows the wretchedness of sin. “Sin is a as great a problem as this: that it necessitated the three person of the trinity to deal with it.” However, having the enmity with God removed was not the ultimate reason, but God’s “objective” was to bring us to Himself. As Doctor Jones notes, this is the “Whole object and purpose of salvation.” He made us to enjoy Him and that is His end goal. Therefore, the question must be asked: “Do you enjoy God?” Do you enter into His presence? Do you go before Him with confidence because of what Jesus has done on your behalf? And do you come before Him by His Spirit?