Morning by Morning, November 11 - In the Court of Heaven
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I'm looking and listening for Your leading. ...
"As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took His throne, His clothing as white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and flowed out from His presence. A thousand thousands served Him, and ten thousand times then thousand stood attending Him. The court sat in judgment, and the books were opened" (Daniel 7:9-10).
Father God, You are the Ancient One. You are the Ancient of Days who has no beginning and no end. All eternity is eternally present before You. You see the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end. In the brilliant light of Your glory and the holy fire that flows forth from Your presence, the books of life and the hearts of men are always open and bare before You. And from the court of heaven, You are the One who judges all.
The only plea I have is the blood of Jesus.
And by the mercy of Your grace, that's the only plea I need. "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29 NKJV).
Daniel saw the court of heaven and the authority of the judgment of God, but he also saw the One who has already taken every sin to satisfy every judgment against us in His unspeakable mercy and grace: "As I watched in the night visions, I saw One like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And He came to the Ancient One and was presented before Him. To Him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all peoples, nations and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and His kingship is one that shall never be destroyed" (Daniel 7:12-14).
O Lord, my God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- You both our eternal Judge and our eternal Savior. You are both holy and merciful. You desire what's right, but You also set things right within us, "so that in (Christ our Savior) we might become the righteousness of God" (2 Corinthians 5:16). "For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him God was pleased to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross" (Colossians 1:19-20).
In the court of heaven, it's our humble and honest plea of guilty as charged that allows You to proclaim us innocent and free by the blood of the Lamb. "If we confess our sins, He who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). So my only response to Your unfathomable grace can only be Thank You, Jesus. I plead Your blood and embrace Your grace. In response to all You've done for us, "Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
I pray you will boldly embrace all the grace of God through the blood of Jesus, as you honestly and humbly open your heart bare before Him each day, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!