The opening Scripture tells us to come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Everyone needs grace and mercy to help in time of need. So, the Word tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace to receive mercy and grace. Again, in James 4:8 the Word tells us to “draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to us…” The question is, how do we draw near to God? How do we come boldly to the throne of grace? To come means to draw near, which means to seek God in prayer and in the study of the Word. The Bible says to “come boldly.” However, some people believe that the very day or moment you get born again, you are born into the very presence of God, which is very true according to God’s Word. But as believers, we must not lay hold on one portion of God’s revelation and neglect the other. We must embrace the total counsel of God. It is the same God who says that if any man be in Christ, the anointed One, he is a new creature, is the same who has given us the Spirit of sonship whereby we cry, Abba Father. Yes, we have been born into Christ, we have been born into the very presence of God, but that is not all about walking in the presence of God. The revelation of the Word is progressive. The Word says, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace”. So, there is such a thing as coming to the throne of grace, as in, seeking the Lord in prayers and personal devotion to the Word.
In John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jesus is our sure and firm access to the Father. When you get born again, you are born into Christ, you are a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17). Now God has given you the privilege and the access in Christ to come. So, there is a drawing near to the Father in Christ. Ephesians 3:12 says “In whom (Christ Jesus) we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.” Access to where? Access to whom? Every door opens or leads somewhere. Of course, access to the Father, who sits on the throne, the mercy seat, the throne of grace, beckoning on us to draw nigh unto Him. So, there’s such a thing as drawing near to God. Drawing near unto God is not a vague or vain concept; it is seeking the Lord wholeheartedly in prayers and devotion to the Word. A daily schedule or routine is needed here. We must schedule our prayer life and devotion to the Word in order to be effective at it. There is a better covenant that draws us to God, bringing about intimacy and depth; it is the New Covenant. It is a covenant of intimacy with God. Now, we have boldness to enter into the holiest of all by the new and living way, which Jesus Christ has consecrated for us through His blood. No more guilt, no more shame or a feeling of unworthiness. You have been accepted in the Beloved. So, go ahead and draw near unto God!
SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am bold and confident in the finished works of Jesus Christ for me; therefore, I draw near unto the Father to obtain mercy and receive grace to help in time of need, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:6; Hebrews 7:19.