There comes a time in your walk with the Lord where you will need to be extra bold. The Bible tells us to “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
Jesus is the righteous path that leads to the Father, right? Therefore, once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have access to the Father.
In John 14:6, Jesus states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Because of the supreme sacrifice of Jesus, we can courageously enter the throne of grace and receive mercy and grace when we are in need.
What is mercy?
So, what is mercy? Mercy is God choosing to withhold judgment that we deserve. This basically means He does not give us what we deserve based on our sins. Why does He withhold this judgment? Because of the Blood of Jesus.
What is grace?
Now, what is grace? Grace is God’s love to the unlovely, His unmerited (undeserved) favor, God blessing us with goodness even though we are unworthy. Grace is God giving us what we do not deserve.
Ephesians 2:8 tells us that we are saved by grace through faith, which is a gift of God. Because of the Blood of Jesus, God chooses to be kind and loving to us instead of cursing us because of our sins (1 John 3:4).
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 reads, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” That is why Paul states that when he is weak, then he is strong in God.
Based on those two verses, we can see that God’s grace causes us to have an abundance of blessings, for God’s grace is enough. By His grace, we receive His strength in any situation although we are weak.
We are justified
Moreover, we are justified (made righteous) freely by his grace through the redemption (deliverance) that came by Jesus Christ because God presented Jesus as a sacrifice of atonement (the reconciliation of God and humankind through Jesus Christ) through the shedding of His blood- to be received by faith (Romans 3:24).
Clearly, salvation, mercy, and grace has absolutely nothing to do with our human “goodness” but everything to do with the Blood of Jesus Christ.
In the Old Testament, Jesus was our Mercy Seat (Exodus 25:17-22) and our High Priest. In the New Testament, the Blood of Jesus grants us access to the throne of grace. Unlike the Old Testament priests, we do not have to sacrifice animals because Jesus, the precious Lamb, died and rose from the grave with all power.
We are His royal priesthood
Now we are His chosen people, His royal priesthood (having the status of king or queen or a member of their family), His holy nation, and God’s special possession (1 Peter 2:9). Furthermore, Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19) and is the Sovereign High Priest (Hebrews 4:15), and we are seated with Jesus in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:4).
Praise God, Jesus is our stairway to heaven! Thus, we can climb those stairs into the throne of grace, and receive sufficient grace and mercy to adequately fulfill our Godly purposes.
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