12 In [en] whom [hos] we have [echo] boldness [parrhesia] and [kai] access [prosagoge] with [en] confidence [pepoithesis] by [dia] the faith [pistis] of him. [autos]KJV-Interlinear
12 in whom
we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. NASB
God the Father is the senior deity, with respect to all that humans and angels strive.
Satan wanted to be 'like the most high.' And that is a reference to the Father. He rejected the Son, and totally ignored the protocol with which God had permitted any access to Himself.
Recall our studies in the beginning of the Psalms, the designation of Son, was a title that one of the trinity took. Son does not mean descendant or offspring in some form. But was a mere title that the Godhead came up with in order to require all who approach the designated leader, the Father, must be by means of the second person.
Arrogance rejects this as some form of insult or injury to pride, never wanting to acknowledge any form of subordinate position. Arrogance always presumes equality or superiority between the parties. Satan rejected the title and demanded to go right to the top, even though all three members of the Trinity are co-equal, co-infinite, and co-eternal, all possessing the exact same essence characteristics. The mere existence of a title became a stumbling block.
All of the Godhead are omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent and so forth. Neither of them are lesser than any of the others. Simply deciding between themselves that one would be called the Father, one would be called the Son and the last would be called the Spirit, changes nothing in their existence or essence.
This does however, make a huge difference to sin as sin cannot stand any designation that seems to classify it as the lesser of anything.
When Adam and Eve were in the Garden, there was only one prohibited tree, out of most probably many tens of thousands of trees, and the single tree could easily have been ignored even forgotten. However indifference to doctrine made Eve gullible and she fell for the trap that Satan set by pointing her to the single tree.
Lack of doctrine makes you gullible and therefore, you lack discernment and therefore, you make bad choices.
But in Gods plan, sin is replaced with humility and the lack of a need for focusing on the exceptions. You grow up in grace and you acknowledge Gods mandate, not that of evil. In Christ, and by no other means, we have access to God the Father, who is the ultimate target of faith.
The word for access, 'prosagoge,' means to be presented, to have an audience with, and that presentation in any royal court, is made only by means of some designated high officer. No one can approach the King on their own, they are accompanied always by some authorized person.
Jesus Christ is that designated person who presents all who wish to approach the Father. Religion rejects this presentation protocol.
Therefore, through Christ, we have permission to approach and this gives us prayer, a spiritual life, spiritual power, and so forth, because we are allowed to approach the single most powerful person in existence, who is God. That is the highest honor, the highest recognition that any created being can possess. Apart from Christ, there is no means of approach to God, none.
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