07 Oct Direct Access
The President of the United States receives over 10,000 letters each day. Virtually all are opened and read by a mail team. But what if the President is your old college roommate and you wanted send him a reminder of the promise he made to you, that should he be elected President one day, you would be given a cabinet position? That kind of letter would most likely never get past the mail team. But neither you nor the President want others reading personal stuff. Therefore, all family and friends of the President are given a series of numbers to write on the outside of the envelope. This secret code moves the letter unopened to the President’s desk. Friends and family have direct access.
I have always loved John 15:14 where Jesus says, “I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don’t understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.” Now, combine this with Galatians 4:7 which reads, “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” That makes us both friends and family with God Himself. Therefore, our communication with God does not go through a reading committee of angels. We have direct access. The code is found in John 16:22, Jesus said, “Whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.”
People who have the President’s code have to keep it a secret. We are commissioned to tell.
Written by Roger Bothwell on December 30, 2003.
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