Can you imagine walking into the throne room of heaven?
What a magnificent experience!
What a fearful experience!
What a glorious experience!
Can you imagine standing before the creator of the universe in all HIS glory. The presence of HIS glory would be overwhelming. The colors must be immense, the beauty beyond our wildest imagination and the brightness of his presence blinding. And just imagine how huge and magnificent the God of all creation must be if the earth is but his footstool. (Isaiah 66:1)
As magnificent as he is, he still wants us to come boldly into this throne room without fear!
Hebrews 4:16, “… come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (NKJV)
Jesus made the way for us!
Why would he do that? Simply because he loves us. He sympathizes with our weakness and understands us because he was tempted as we were and yet did not sin. Because of that HE has made a way for US to come into the presence of God. Sin had broken a relationship with the Lord. But Jesus made a way for us to have a relationship with the Lord, just as Adam had in the beginning.
Before Jesus, only the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies which was located in the Jewish Temple and protected by a veil. He would sacrifice an animal and pour that blood on the mercy seat, requesting mercy for the sins of the people.
NOW WE can come boldly to the throne room itself and ask for mercy without the priest. WHY? Because when Jesus died that veil was ripped in half, physically and spiritually.
Matthew 27: 51 “Suddenly the curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom.” (GWT)
Jesus made a way. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” John 14:6 (NIV)
Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father. He is the only way into the throne room of grace. His name has authority. HE IS THE DOOR!
You often hear people pray, “in the name of Jesus”. It isn’t because Jesus’ name is magical. It is because there is authority in his name. He even mentioned in John 14 that if you ask the FATHER for ANYTHING in my name I will do it so that the Father may be glorified.
“By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.” Hebrews 10:20
This is how I envision it:
When the name of Jesus is spoken in authority, I see a door literally open into the throne room of heaven before the Father. We boldly walk through that access into the very throne room before the Father, the creator of the universe. And who is opening that door? Jesus is…HIS blood is…HIS redemption is.
YOU HAVE ACCESS INTO THE THRONE ROOM OF HEAVEN!
What is it you need? Do you need healing? Do you need hope? Do you need peace? What is it that you are asking the Lord?
You have access to come BOLDLY…without shame, before the Father and ask anything because the name of Jesus has given you that access.
I pray that God meets your every need, IN JESUS NAME. Amen