by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Someday each of us will stand before the throne of God. It won’t matter if we chose to serve God, or not. Everyone is subject to God’s authority and rule. But those of us who named Jesus as our Lord and Savior have the privilege to come before the throne in confidence, boldly even, as joint heirs to the King.
One of my favorite names for God is El Elyon; the God Most High. As Yahweh, Adonai, and El Shaddai, God is LORD, Master, and the All-Sufficient One. Everyone and everything is under God. He lacks nothing. Everything we need is found in him. God sits on his throne and reigns now and forever. Always has. Always will.
I love that image. God reigns supreme. We are ALL under him. No exceptions. We are not God’s equal. We are not his best buds. We are subject to his authority. He is God and we are not.
One thing that fascinated me about the various castles I have toured is the opulence of each.
Especially the throne rooms with their raised dais that made sure the kings’ or queens’ heads were above all others in the rooms to emphasize the power of the ruler, lest anyone who entered forgot.
God and Jesus are seated in the throne room of heaven. I imagine their thrones are quite marvelous to behold, don’t you? Beyond description.
Because Jesus paid the debt of sin for those of us who claim him as our Lord and Savior, we can boldly stand before the throne of God without fear or trembling. We aren’t allowed entrance because of anything we’ve done. No. It is because of what Jesus did on the cross that makes us right with God. Christ’s sacrifice made a way for us to be adopted into the King’s family.
As spectacular as heaven’s throne room is, Jesus invites us to come. Not just to come, but to come boldly to the throne of grace. Wow.
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So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrew 4:16 (NLT)
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