Nearly everywhere we look we see signs with the disclosure “authorized personnel only.” Who are these people? Would we recognize them if they walked by us?
We may not know them specifically, but we do know if we are one those authorized or not.
The idea speaks of authority. Those who have been given authority to enter may go through the door. All others are forbidden or restricted from entering.
God has established a chain of authority. The first link in this chain (if you will) is Christ. Jesus clearly stated “all authority has been given to Me, in heaven and on earth.”
If Jesus has been given “all” authority, then only those given authority by Him may enter. Is this not what Jesus claimed? “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
Jesus has the authority to grant entrance because He was given the authority.
Our job is to lead others to Him, because He alone grants entrance into the eternal home. How are we doing at our job? THINK SOULS!