Continual Advance

Though more than enough provision has been made that will be obtained there, the throne of grace is still faith-accessed by a heart that has set aside dependence on anything/anyone else for that provision. Faith in His grace is not shared faith.

  Jun 20, 2018   admin


Hebrews 4:14-16 (KJV)
14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

 

The first few chapters of Leviticus are full of directions for dealing with known and unknown sins by sacrificing an animal. Very specific details are given to cover a wide variety of a person’s role or circumstance. Common among all the scenarios covered is that they all require an approach to the altar of sacrifice with a willingness to let go of a valued possession. There was a constant provision of mercy and forgiveness for anyone who would just make this approach in the way prescribed.

While the cross has made provision for this same mercy and grace, there is yet the need to make a similar approach to the throne of grace. It’s not enough that the blood of Jesus has bought forgiveness and mercy for the whole of our sins, there is still a need for an approach to His throne in order for that provision to be realized and applied. And, like those going to the priest, there must be a willingness to sacrifice something of value. As much as it might seem like a good thing to just “grace” any responsibility away, there is still the need for a heart that is fixed upon the Father. Though more than enough provision has been made that will be obtained there, the throne of grace is still faith-accessed by a heart that has set aside dependence on anything/anyone else for that provision. Faith in His grace is not shared faith.

As amazing as is each experience of God’s demonstrated grace, there is never a lessened need by it to remain in the advance mode. Yesterday’s need met should not diminish a desperation for what only God can provide. It should rather enhance and magnify it. With each arrival should be motivation to make “coming boldly” a continual and uninterrupted quest.