You were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you (1 Peter 1:18-20).
In 1410, Andrei Rublev painted a masterful icon picturing the Trinity. Father, Son, and Spirit sit around a table on which stands a cup filled with blood. It is the conversation before the foundations of the earth as each One is fully engaged in constructing the masterful plan to recover the human race. The whole Godhead was involved. The Father initiated the plan. Seated between Father and Spirit, the Son rests two fingers on the table near the cup. As His eyes look lovingly to the Father one might almost hear Him say, “I’ll go down and do it.” The Spirit looks toward the Son, “I’ll go with You.”
The Passion of Christ was pre-planned. The Father was fully giving the Son; the Son was fully offering Himself, and the Holy Spirit was fully indwelling and enabling the will of the Father through the Son. Heaven was opened to the citizens of earth.
We have access to the Father, through the Son, by the Spirit. It’s active fellowship. Access means we have been brought face to face, invited into the glorious realm of the Godhead to sit at table with Him in conversation, in communion, in the very fellowship and counsel of God Almighty. The cross opens the door. The Spirit forges the bond. The blood and the glorious Presence are one.