The Old Testament speaks a great deal to the protocol required when approaching the Tabernacle. In fact, not just anyone could approach, regardless of their status or position in life. Only the priests were permitted entrance to the Tabernacle and even then, they had a set of regulations that had to be followed prior to their entrance. Even at that, only the High Priest could enter the Most Holy Place. There was no scepter. There was no chance God was going to allow anyone to approach without following His protocol, that’s how Holy He is. So, if we know that He is Holy why do we think we can approach Him any kinda way? Sometime with hate in our hearts and fill with bitterness.
We know that God is Holy. We know He is our King; there never was and never will be any king like Him – not ever. God’s heart so loved us, longed for intimacy with us, but a Holy God will not break His own rules. So He sent His Son. In effect, Jesus is the Scepter that God holds out to us, the Scepter that cleanses us in order to permit us limitless – infinite – access to the King of Glory. Once we understand who He is we will begin to approach Him in a different light. He doesn’t offer half His Kingdom, He offers all of it. Through His act of love, the offering of His Son - The High Priest of high priests - God adopted us into His Family. We are Princes and Princesses of the Most High King.