‘Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkles from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering.’
Having seen the way of access to the holiest, let us note the essential qualifications for the exalted privilege thus granted to us.
I. The inner man must be hallowed.—‘Hearts sprinkled.’
II. The outer man must be prepared.—‘Bodies washed.’ Fresh, pure water is emblematic of the grace of the Holy Spirit; and the action thereof is as manifest in the conduct of believers as the cleanliness of their bodies after being ‘washed with pure water.’
III. The approach must be unfeigned.—‘Without wavering.’ Faith in God leads souls to God; and they cannot go to Him sincerely without being accepted by Him. Thus faith should be strong, having ‘full assurance.’