“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”—Eph. ii. 18.
Who would have thought that so short a verse should contain so much
sweetness? And who would have conceived that in it the gracious offices
of all the Persons of the Godhead, as they are mercifully exercised
towards a poor sinner; are described? Is not the access to a throne of
grace the work, the leading of God the Holy Ghost? Surely, he is the
Spirit here spoken of. And through whom can a poor sinner have access
to the mercy-seat but in him, and by him, and through him, whom the
Father heareth always? And of whom should the regenerated, adopted
child of God have access, but unto his God and Father in Christ Jesus?
Are then all the glorious persons of the Godhead thus revealed, as
engaged in every poor sinner’s approach to the heavenly throne? Oh for
grace to give to each, and to all, the praise, and glory, and love, due
to such transcendent mercy; and in a conscious sense of being
interested in this great salvation, to cry out with the apostle: “Now
thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ.”