Jesus alone opens free access to God. 

Isaiah 22:22 

Then I will put on His shoulder the rule of the family of David. What He opens, no one will shut. What He shuts, no one will open. 

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Today is the day, there’s no time like the present. 

2 Corinthians 6:2 

For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 

Being absent from the human body with its burdens…

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 
Therefore, we are always confident, and we know that as long as we are at home in this body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord. 

…for the joy of being present with the Lord forever!