In a vision the Prophet Isaiah saw God, He appeared high and exalted, seated on a throne, and the train of his robe filled the temple; (Isaiah. 6:1).
This imagery of God communicated to the prophet the magnificence, splendor, and exaltation of His Omnipotent Being.
The Throne of Grace is a divine spiritual seat in heavens’ court where God sits, rules, and reigns over all nations; (Ps. 47:8). It’s a place of sovereignty, holiness, grace, and mercy. His government is established in holiness, and He exercises justice; (Ps. 2:6; 23:4).
The Throne of Grace is also called the mercy seat or the bema seat. The Greek word for mercy is “hilasterion” which means “propitiation”, which carries the idea of the removal of sin.
For The Remission of Sin
Christ is our propitiation by His blood. As the Son of Man, Jesus has received from the Father, Supreme Authority over His entire Kingdom; (Rom. 3:24-25). Literally, all authority was given to Jesus in heaven and in the earth, (Matt. 28:18). With authority comes power! It’s a power that He merited by His incarnation, death, and passion; (Ps. 2:8; 8:5-8). The exaltation came with the authority at the moment of the Resurrection, and His obedience unto death at the cross; (Phil. 2:8-10).
The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment; (Ps. 9:7).
“For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat, each of us will give an account of himself to God. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad”; (2nd Cor. 5:10 KJV). The judgment seat of Christ, therefore, involves believers giving an account of their lives to Christ.
“Sovereign Grace” combines two of God’s attributes, His sovereignty, and His graciousness. Both of these characteristics of God are so vast that many volumes have been written about each. Sovereign grace is the melding of the two into a truth that gives us a glimpse into the mind and heart of God. The sovereignty of God means that He has total control of all things past, present, and future. Nothing happens without His knowledge or His control. All things are either caused by Him or allowed by Him for His purpose and through His perfect will and timing (Rom. 11:36; 1 Cor. 8:6).
“Grace” is the free gift of God. He extends grace, after grace, after grace to those who choose to believe are forgiven of their sins. Grace is the unmerited favor of God. God’s grace is so good that He not only forgives us, but He forgets the offense that was committed against Him; (Ps. 130:4; Rom. 3:17).
Romans 8:1 confirms that “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ.” Henceforth, let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]; (Heb. 4:16 Amp. Bible).
THE THRONE OF GRACE
This is the place where every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father; All creations will bow; (Phil. 2:9-11).
This verse is not saying that every knee may bow and every tongue should confess, not at all! This Scripture confirms precisely that all shall pay solemn homage to the name of the Savior. The entire universe shall acknowledge that Jesus is Lord.
“Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever more. Amen.” – Jude 1:24-25
Now, our faults fill us with fears, doubts, and sorrows; but the Redeemer has undertaken for his people, that they shall be presented faultless. Where there is no sin, there will be no sorrow; where there is the perfection of holiness, there will be the perfection of joy. Let us more often look up to Him who is able to keep us from falling, to improve as well as maintain the work he has wrought in us, till we shall be presented blameless before the presence of his glory. Then shall our hearts know a joy beyond what earth can afford; then shall God also rejoice over us, and the joy of our compassionate Saviour be completed. To Him who has so wisely formed the scheme, and will faithfully and perfectly accomplish it, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. – Matthew Henry Commentary – Jude 1:24-35.
May mercy, love, and peace be multiplied unto you!
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