For years I have known that in the New Covenant, God supersized everything. From the Mercy seat, now we have the throne of grace. In Jesus, our high priest, we have a better hope, a better covenant, established on better promises. He is the better sacrifice. (Hebrews 7:19, 22; 8:6; 9:23)
At the throne of grace, like at the mercy seat, there is a high priest. When we boldly approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and grace, it is because we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
We hold fast to our confession of hope, because He who promised is faithful. Jesus, our High Priest, is merciful and faithful, and able to help us in testing. (Hebrews 10:21-23; 2:17-18)
Jesus is the forerunner, who has entered for us into the holiest of holies—where the throne of grace is—having become High Priest forever. (Hebrews 6:17-20)
What does all this have to do with obtaining mercy and grace to help?
The throne of grace is the place of blessing, and Jesus is the one who blesses. Priest and covenant, offering and sacrifice, promise, and blessing. The image is Christ, my High Priest, who receives me, and blesses me, to hold fast my confession of hope in His faithfulness. His intercession over me, and his blessing to me, is mercy and grace.
When I pray, I come boldly to my High Priest Jesus Christ, who is over me, and I approach the throne of grace to receive His mercy and grace. He is my provision, He is my offering, He is my resurrection and the life, and He is my mercy and grace. In this place of holiness—not mine, but His—I receive mercy and grace. Here at the throne of grace, with my High Priest, I can hold fast my confession of hope without wavering. He is merciful and faithful.
He is here.
Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.