The Throne Room of God
One of these days I'm going to get this blog thing down...I need to set an alarm and write something every Sunday afternoon. I'm at the church anyway getting ready for Sunday night study, I could take a few minutes out and write. However, I don't always have something to write about. Hmm, I'll figure some solution out....eventually. Enjoy
This morning I played a new song for our moment of reflection, a time when we're able to be one on one with ourselves and the Father. Before even getting to the chorus people were worshiping. It was as if they had truly stepped into the throne room of God. One of the ladies who manages the computer on Sunday mornings was just cried, and cried, and worshiped, and cried some more listening to the song. It was amazing to see how impacted she was (and I was the first time I heard it) by the concept of coming before Almighty God in His throne room to worship Him. I told her I would write my thoughts on it this afternoon, so here I am writing my thoughts. By the way the song is "Throne Room" by Kim Walker-Smith (link) if you want to go watch the video and then come back and finish reading.
In Hebrews, we, as believers, are told that we can draw near to the throne of grace to receive mercy and find help in time of need. How amazing that is! What king do you know of will just allow any commoner to come to the throne room and ask for help? That's a big difference between worldly kings and the King. Our King wants us to come to Him. He wants to be involved in our lives. Let's look at what it means to enter the Throne Room.
Jump over to Isaiah 6. Let's pick out just a few key pieces of this vision describing the throne room of the King. Picture this in your mind while we go through.
The throne was lofty and exalted, it was seated above everything else, because the King who sits on that throne is above everything else.
The train of His robe filled the temple. Many people today don't understand why this is significant. I mean we're taught that the length of the train just means that God was important, but we don't really understand why. I found a couple of different reasons for this, 1 we fail to remember that any garment had to be made from scratch which means that the wool or cotton had to be made into thread, the thread into cloth, the cloth into the garment, and 2 we fail to know the cultural history of kings. You see kings after defeating another king in battle would sometimes take the defeated king's train and cut a section off to sew onto their own. Whichever of these ideas God was trying to proclaim (if not both) shows us how much more lofty God is than any other king.
The seraphim stood above Him crying Holy. From these verses we don't see the importance of the seraphim crying out because it doesn't tell us how often they cry out, but Revelation 4:8 does. Day and night, night and day, the angels never stop. They constantly cry out how holy and mighty the Father is above all else. They cry out so loudly that the very foundations of the temple shake at their voice (Isa 6:4 if you turned to Revelation and forgot to come back).
Now look at Isaiah's response, "Woe is me, for I am ruined". Before Christ, we didn't have the freedom to go into the throne room of grace. Isaiah knew that this meant his demise just by being there, but one of the seraphim cleansed him so that he could speak to the Father.
Good news! We don't have to have that fear, we've been cleansed by more than a burning coal, we've been made clean by the blood of the spotless lamb of God. We can go with confidence to the throne of the Father. We can come in and worship Him there, and we can come in and seek His help there.
The question is, how often do you go? Do you recognize the throne of grace? Or do you still fear and tremble at the thought? Take up the Holy Spirit today and let Him lead you into the throne room to worship the Father. When you've been there and worshiped in Spirit and Truth, I promise you'll want to go back.