What Does Ephesians 2:18 Mean?

For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Ephesians 2:18(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

Both Jew and Gentile need to be reconciled to God. Both need God's forgiveness of their sins. Both need to be justified by faith in Christ. Both need to be redeemed, and both need propitiation from their sins. Both need to have God's righteous wrath turned away from them due to Christ's blood sacrifice at Calvary, which brings all who believe in Jesus Christ, into full fellowship with the Father.

Both Jew and Gentile have fallen short of the glory of God and both need to be redeemed, forgiven, justified, born again. Both need propitiation for their sins. And now through Jesus both Jew and Gentile have access to the Father, by means of the Holy Spirit, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross, for our sins.

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone."

His blood paid the price for our sins and we are declared righteous, simply by believing on His name, and it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are born from above and become a new creation in Christ, which gives us access into the very throne-room of our Father in heaven.

Hallowed be Thy wonderful name.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, it is by the grace of God that I am what I am, a blood bought child of God with free access into Your presence to find grace to help in times of need. Thank You that today, Jesus is in heaven interceding for me and I also have Your indwelling Holy Spirit, giving me access to You every moment of the day. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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