Boldly Come to the Throne of Heavenly Grace

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. – Romans 8:34

The Man who has lived a life of service, at last dies a felon’s death! Look upon His head girt with the crown of thorns! Mark well His cheeks whence they have plucked off the hair! See the spittle from those scornful mouths, staining His marred countenance! Mark the crimson rivers which are flowing from His back where they have scourged Him! See His hands and His feet which are pierced with the nails, and from which ensanguined rills are flowing! Look to that face so full of anguish, listen to His cry, “I thirst, I thirst;” and as you see Him there expiring, can you think that He will spurn the seeker? As you see Him turn His head and say to the dying thief by His side, “Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise,” you dare not belie Him so much as to deem that you may not come to Him. You will outrage your reason if you start back from Jesus crucified. The cross of Christ should be the hope, the anchorage of faith. You may come, sinner, black, vile, hellish sinner, you may come and have life even as the dying thief had it when he said, “Lord, remember me.”

Do you know what He is doing in heaven at this moment? He is exalted on high to give repentance and remission of sins. What a help that is to those who are coming to Him! This repentance is the greatest want of coming sinners, and He from the skies supplies it. Moreover, “He ever liveth to make intercession for us.” His occupation in the skies is to plead for those sinners whom He redeemed with His blood, and hence He is able to save them unto the uttermost. Since He is the intercessor for souls, there is no reason why you should start back, but every reason why you should boldly come to the throne of heavenly grace, because you have a High Priest who is passed into the heavens. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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