The great invitation
The picture most Christians have of God our Father is that of a tyrant, who is out to get His children. Nothing could be farther from the Truth. Our precious Heavenly Father is a kind and loving Father. He loves the unbeliever intensely and loves His children immeasurably.
The New Covenant is a covenant of Mercy. Mercy is at the Core of the New Testament (Heb. 8:12). In the Old Testament, which God declared faulty, He met with the children of Israel on the Mercy Seat (Ex 25:17-22). In the New Testament, Jesus is our Mercy Seat. When Jesus is in your life, the basis of God’s dealings with you is mercy, not guilt or judgment or condemnation.
There is a throne of Grace for the New Testament believer where God meets with us. It is the basis of our relationship. May God open our eyes to see and believe the truth. Jesus our Saviour, Friend, Brother and High Priest has passed into the heavens. We have a representative right now in Heaven. He is not there to get us or condemn us or make us feel guilty. He is there to help us. He understands our weaknesses, knows our frame and was tempted the same way, yet did not sin. Therefore, He is in that unique position to help us. That is the reason for the invitation. He says, Come Boldly. Not timidly. Not with fear or guilt or condemnation, but with faith. Never stop trusting Him. The only place where God sits over your affairs is the Throne of Grace. Not the throne of judgment or throne of condemnation.
God says come to the Throne of Grace and:
• Obtain mercy: Mercy has already been given; just receive it. Mercy is not getting the evil that you deserve. It triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).
• Find Grace to help in time of need: Grace is available, if you ask; to overcome all life challenges. Do not be tired of approaching the Throne of Grace. Accept His invitation as many times as you desire, and be liberated from the shackles of guilt, condemnation, fear and bondage to sin.
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Bro. Kunle Adigun, Friends of the Bridegroom International Ministries (FOBIM)
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