Hebrews 12:2 “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.“
Despite many world religions teaching otherwise, there is a straight line directly to Jesus Christ. You don’t need permission from any earthly soul to go straight to Him. A pastor or teacher is not the direct line, another Christian is not that direct line either. They are merely guides showing you the way by the saving Gospel.
If the church you attend or attended put up a roadblock or obstacle in that straight line to Jesus, discernment is reached, that church was NOT built by Jesus. It doesn’t matter how many hymns they sing or religious pomp and circumstance they can come up with, they are blocking your path to Him.
With that unimpeded path, you can at any time approach Jesus by faith alone on His throne. Know that He hears you! If saved, the Holy Spirit who is in FULL communion with Jesus, indwells you. His throne room is not guarded by gatekeepers, you can enter any time you wish. This is the Good News.
Before Jesus arrived via His incarnation on earth, the sinner could only access God by the temple and the appointed high priest. They could not go into the throne room without that foreshadow of Jesus. And that foreshadow was God’s revelation of what the Good News is, His name is Jesus Christ! Jesus, being the perfect High Priest forever did away with the temple and earthly priests who now are no longer needed for access.
Look at Roman Catholicism for example, it is basically a continuation of the OLD way. They lie to their congregation and say access can only be reached to God NOT by Jesus Christ, but by their sinner priests or Mary or a RCC deemed “saint”. It is telling the Catholic “do NOT place your faith alone in Jesus, but our way”.
The Good News is that there is a straight open line to Jesus which is always open! Place your faith alone in Him, read Scripture carefully, and that direct path to Him is shown constantly all throughout.