Saturday, November 20, 2021

Orange Moon Saturday, November 20, 2021 "The Throne of Grace"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…


"The Throne of Grace"  

    Scripture beckons born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to maintain an ongoing discourse with our Heavenly Father regarding many matters in our lives.

   "Continue in prayer" (Colossians 4:2).

    Be it for praise and thanksgiving, request for "daily bread" and all other provision, intercession for others, prayer for authorities, confession of sin when necessary, and matters concerning the circumstances and conditions of life, our Father beckons us to Himself  for the ongoing fellowship of our hearts seeking His heart.

   "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).

    Note the writer of Hebrews' wonderful illumination that the throne to which we approach is one of "grace."  Were it any other type of throne, our way would be barred both now and forever.  Were it a throne of human merit, we could not come.  Were it a throne based on our works, we could not come.  Were it a throne to which we approach by our own sacrifices, we could not come.  Were it a throne made available to our hearts by our most earnest attempt to be worthy, we could not come.   The list could go on and one.  One by one, all other means of access to God would fail us, completely, utterly, and forever.  

How can it be, o Lord,
that You call me to this place,
to gaze upon Your face?
Oh it must be, it is!  Thy throne of grace!

I see the Blood-stained way,
that nail-scarred feet have traced.
I hear the Spirit call, O come unto this place.
Oh it must be, it is!  Thy throne of grace!

Other paths my broken feet would stay,
I could not come by any other way.
No access could I find 
to this blessed and holy place.

Oh it must be!  It is!  Thy throne of grace!

    No other way.  No other throne.  We come to God by His freely given forgiveness and favor in the Lord Jesus.  Or, we do not come at all.  This applies to the repentant and trusting sinner making his first approach in response to the Holy Spirit's working.  It also applies to the most faithful or the most failing saint, who seek the guidance, provision, protection, and restoration assured by the One who occupies the Heavenly seat to which we draw near.  Our ongoing discourse with our Heavenly Father flows upon the current of His Son's everlasting intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25).  Let us then maintain our coming by maintaining our confidence that we can come, so long as remember and affirm the throne to which we come, the only throne to which we can come, the throne of grace.

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
(Romans 5:1-2)
"Through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father."
(Ephesians 2:18)
"Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him."
(Ephesians 3:11-12)

Weekly Memory Verse
    But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen
(II Peter 3:18).


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