Because Jesus is our High Priest, we can hold firmly to God’s Word and our confession of faith. We can receive promises, withstand temptation, and have every area of our lives affected by the life-changing Word.
Jesus has also given us an open door to God’s presence.
HEBREWS 4:14, 16 (NKJV)
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest . . .
16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
The “throne of grace” is God’s throne where He sits as eternal Creator. Because of Jesus, He also sits as Everlasting Father. And we can approach Him with confidence.
Hebrews 4:16 tells us that God is a giver. Many people believe that. But some believers hesitate to go to Him with their problems. They lack boldness and confidence to approach His throne. They don’t understand that because Jesus’ blood has been applied to their hearts, they have free access to God’s grace.
God Grants Favor
Throughout history, kings have struck fear in their subjects. In some cases, if you approached the king’s throne uninvited, you were killed.
In the Book of Esther, Queen Esther’s uncle asked her to approach the king’s throne uninvited. If the king extended his scepter, she could enter. If he didn’t, she would be put to death! After fasting and praying, Esther went to the king. And God granted her such favor that she saved the Jewish nation (see Esther chapters 4–7).
For believers, God’s throne is not a place of judgment but of grace. Yes, He is the King of Kings and the only true God. But for God’s children, His throne is a place of mercy and favor! And because of Jesus’ blood and His position as our High Priest, God has invited us to approach Him boldly without fear.
We Have a Relationship
I have five grandsons who all come boldly to me, their “Poppy.” When they see me at the ministry, they aren’t afraid to approach me. They enter my office confidently! It doesn’t matter who else is there. They simply come in. Why? Because they’re my grandchildren. We have a relationship.
Because of what Jesus did through His death, burial, and resurrection, we who have been born again are in God’s family. We have a relationship with God the Father. We don’t have to wait for Him to “give us the nod” before approaching Him. Jesus cleared the way for us to go to Him at any time. Our Father God is never too busy. And we don’t have to go to Him with our heads down, feeling intimidated and unworthy. No! We can confidently approach His throne of grace, receive His mercy, and find help when we need it because God our Father is a giver.
If you have not accepted Jesus as your Savior, you are not in God’s family. But you can be! Simply pray the following prayer from your heart:
I come to you in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I want to be in Your family. Please forgive me of my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Romans 10:9). I believe in my heart that Jesus rose from the dead, and I confess Him as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for saving me and bringing me into Your family.
If you prayed this for the first time, welcome to God’s family! Receiving this free gift of salvation is only the beginning of a remarkable relationship with the Father. Email us at [email protected] and let us know. We want to send you some free materials to get you started in your new life as God’s child!
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