It is 3am and I am watching over my younger son, Noah, who is unwell. On the TV in his room, the animated bible stories come alive on screen. Just then the story of Esther came on.
As I watched the story unfurl once more, I felt the HS in me rise up to teach me 🙂
Esther couldn’t come boldly to the throne unless she touched the King’s
Golden sceptre because of the laws of the land. When she did, she was able to reach out to help her people. The enemies were still there but the people could now arm themselves and stand up against the enemies.
Do u see what I see?
Like Esther, we couldn’t come boldly to the throne of Daddy God because of The Law. So Daddy God reached out to us out of love. He held out Jesus. The bible says the King held out a golden sceptre to Esther; in the Hebrew, it is mentioned that the sceptre is a rod that is likely to be 6 feet long and made of gold. The rod is a symbol of a shepherd, of protection. The act of touching it is receiving authority.
The one who comes boldly to the throne of God does so only through Christ- our Shepherd and redeemer. When we touch Him, we receive His authority too. And with that authority we can speak. With that authority, we can tell people that they can believe and speak over their circumstances. The Word of God and His promises are like the swords we can arm ourselves against the devil. The sceptre is 6 feet long. The number 6 represents man. Jesus is both holy (gold) and a man (6 feet in length). Jesus was both god and man. Because of this special positioning he was able to save men absolutely and eternally.
I can come boldly to the throne- what a privilege. Thank you, Jesus. Without your finished work, I would be finished & incomplete. 0