Boldly Appearing Before The Throne:
Boldly: Hello friends, I am very glad to come your way again on this platform. Today we will be looking at a topic which I have captioned “Throne of Grace”.
We are going to take our bible verse from the book of Hebrews 4:16
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
I want us to look into the verse and find out certain facts from it. Firstly, it begins by a word of persuasion let. This entails that the statement is an encouraging statement. It is encouraging believers to come before the throne of Grace. Now, we have to comprehend the nature of our coming and it says it is boldly. That is we should come boldly, not sheepishly.
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Therefore, to be bold or to come boldly means to come fearlessly, guiltlessly, righteously and innocently. This is an attitude every believer must possess before approaching the throne of Grace. One can authoritatively say that without this attitude approaching the throne of Grace might be a futile effort. This statement is correct because boldness or coming boldly is a requirement in approaching the throne.
The Name Of The Throne:
The throne is called the throne of Grace. This makes it a property of Grace, which means it belongs to grace. So when a believer approaches the throne, the one sitting on this throne is called Grace. This statement entails that if a believer approaches this throne and didn’t find Grace, it shows the believer went to the wrong throne. It is important to point this out because Grace must be located on His throne.
Now, let’s consider this, the location of Grace is called a throne, which makes the place an authoritative place. If Grace sits on a throne, it means that Grace controls a domain. In this case one may not be wrong to call Grace a King because Grace sits on a throne. And it is crystal clear that it is only Kings that sit on a throne.
So we can rephrase the quotation above like this -:
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of King, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
This indicates that this King is full of Grace that is why His throne is referred as throne of Grace. Apostle John in his synoptic gospel said something that is remarkable and we should not ignore it. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John1:14). Again let’s see John 1:17 “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”
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The Throne Is A Person:
The remarkable things to take here are that the only begotten son is full of Grace and truth. Again that the law was given by Moses but Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. If we deduce from the above verses it is easy for us to understand that the throne of Grace in Hebrews 4:16 is the throne of Jesus. This is because Jesus is full of Grace. Also if we observe Hebrews 4:6 very well, we will notice that we as believers approaches the throne of Grace, there are two major things to obtain from it.
One thing a believer must obtain from the throne of Grace is grace. This is simply because He is the King of Grace and He is full of grace. So he offers nothing but grace. The word grace in these verses means benefit or favour. This is encouraging because it helps to uplift the hope of every believer that approaches the throne. There is this assurance to obtain a benefit or favour based on the fact that the believer comes boldly. So at the time of need what we obtain from the throne of Grace is benefit and favour nothing less than that.
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Boldly Come And Obtain:
As believers, there is no way we can do without grace. Grace is the empowerment a believer receives from Christ. Whatever we are doing in our life without grace will amount to nothing. A life without the grace of God entails a life of struggling and that is the main reason a believer should always approach the throne of grace. In virtually every engagement of the believer grace is needed to carry him through. Let’s see this:
“Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.”
The verse above plainly explains that in a situation the believer has no other option than to beckon on the Grace of God. No matter the difficulty in the situation, the grace of God is able and more than able to see the believer through. And I use this medium to pray for you reading this write up that whatever project you have at hand the grace of God will see you through in Jesus name Amen!
Apostle Paul in writing to the Corinthians he made a remarkable statement that entails how much he related with the grace of God. Let’s see what he said
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
(1 Corinthians 15:10)
We Are What We Are By His Grace:
The most important statement to take from the verse above is this “But by the grace of God I am what I am”. And it is very obvious what Apostle Paul is to us believers. But he said that all that he became and did was by the grace of God. This is an indication that we can always rely on the grace of God for everything in our life.
Yet there is another thing we can obtain from the throne of Grace and that is mercy. The throne of Grace offers the believers and even non-believers the mercy of God. Life would have been merciless without the mercy of God in the life of people in this world. The reason for existence is that the mercy of God is in display on the life of people. So hopefully, any believer that any time approaches the throne of Grace will definitely obtain grace and mercy. Notice that the only thing to obtain is mercy and grace.
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The notion is that, when we approach any believer or man of God, what we should obtain from him or her is mercy and grace. This is because the believer or the man of God represents Christ, the king on the throne of Grace. No one should obtain death, sickness or curse from any believer or man of God. If such is the case, it shows that the said believer or man of God is not of God. All believers are mercy and grace givers because that is what we are full of!
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