Thursday, December 1, 2011

Access to the King

Esther 5:1-2

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance.  When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. 

There is a garment of Righteousness that we wear, those who have bowed the knee and in repentance have called on the One who alone can save us from our sins.  

It's not a garment that we have made, our hands cannot produce this covering. We can't buy it or manufacture it ourselves. It is a garment of great cost and value. Angels strengthen him, Jesus Christ, even as sweat, like drops of blood are falling to the ground. (Luke 22:43-45) 
We don't have enough money to buy, not enough good works or efforts to attain it. In the beginning of time we see the Father bringing out a covering for Adam & Eve. The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.  (Genesis 3:21)

Fear had come into their hearts.   We find them hiding behind a bush; “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Genesis 3:10   Blood was shed.

Jesus has paid a price with his very own blood and has obtain eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:12).   

Jesus has made a way for us to commune with the Father again.  The results of the cross, the way made for us, the sacrifice of the Son who obeyed even unto death (Philippians 2:8 ).

He has given us access and paid the price required; For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 

Now we can enter; Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

He is the One on the white horse who's name is Faithful & True  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. (Rev. 19:11 & 13)

A covering, a robe of Righteousness given to use and designed and paid for by Jesus!  From the beginning of time God has been clothing us if you will.  So go ahead, dressed in the garment he gave you, enter his courts, and find mercy & grace. It's because of the Son that we can enter.  Fall on you knees in reverence, fall on your knees and worship Him.  Make your request known to him who sits on the Throne.  Pour out your heart to him.  He is not taken by surprise.   Esther 5, says that the king was sitting in his royal throne facing the entrance and there his eye catches a glimpse of Esther.   I can imagine Jesus sitting on His Throne waiting to see who will enter his courts.  He's paved the way and paid for the access he had given us.  It's by his blood.  So go ahead and enter into the Palace of the King! Like Esther, approach and touch the scepter extended to you. You have captured not only his eye but his heart!

God Bless you!~Liz


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