Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]. Heb.4:16
Good morning friends. It’s a beautiful day here in the city of Durban. We are rejoicing, full of praise and gratitude for this day. I trust you are having a blessed weekend and looking forward to the week ahead.
Today I want to talk about the grace that will push you to the finish line. In the gospel of John chapter one, we learn that the law was given through the prophet Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. As we study the Word of God, we understand that law could bring full reconciliation with God the Father; even though it was good, It could not offer full redemption of souls. That was not pleasing to God, for He desired to shower His children with endless blessings without any limits.
The Word, our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ became flesh and dwelt among people, full of grace and truth, and of His fullness, all received grace for grace, Jon.1:1-17. Although He was full of compassion, He did not compromise the truth in Him. Christ offered a grace that the law of Moses could not provide. Though it was good, the law could not get them to the finish line; we were all destined to die. It is through the grace of God that we are all given a chance to finish the race and finish through Christ.
Where the law condemned, grace always showed mercy and compassion. As we read in Matthew 11, verse 4, Jesus confirmed to John that out of the fullness of His grace, He was performing miracles, healing the sick, the blind received their sight, the lame were walking, the lepers cleansed, and the deaf could hear, the dead raised, and the gospel preached to the poor.
That grace is still available even to this day; Christ still performs all those miracles even better. He is in heaven; He is not attending to one location or a specific group of people. He is inviting all believers and all those who will believe in approaching His throne of grace and receive in these times mercy and favor that will help us in the time of need.
When we observe His character, He was always willing to help; some of the blind people would ask Him first if He was ready to help them, and Christ would affirm them that He was willing to help.
May I encourage you this morning that you do not suffer alone, come to the throne of grace, and receive grace upon grace, mercy, and favor to help you in this time. We can be good at everything, but we need the more of the fullness of God to put us in the position of excellence, the perfection that will make us stand out in the crowd. That grace is in Christ, He is all in all, whatever need you may have this morning, mercy is available at the throne of Christ, come with boldness without fear, guilt or condemnation, and receive, Heb.4:16.
I trust this post inspired you to continue to press into the presence of God. There is so much of the goodness of God waiting for His dear children. So, I am inviting you to take hold of this gift of grace through Christ and experience endless mercy and compassion that avails itself in the time of need.