Just recently President Trump made an official state visit to Great Britain. While there, he was welcomed by politicians and the Royal House. Donald Trump was wined and dined by Her Majesty the Queen to the full extent that tradition and protocol would allow.
Now, it is well known that most, if not all of the average people, become so tongue tied and flustered and seem to withdraw into a shell when they come in the presence of high dignitaries. I don’t think that was the case with Donald J. Trump, although, but for a person who is known for his bombastic, blustering way, the Donald behaved like the perfect gentleman he can be and afforded Her Majesty the Queen every courtesy and respect that is due to her, who holds sway on the Throne of David, until the Lord’s return.
If any person would desire a meeting or audience with either the President or the Queen I am sure that they must file a written request in triplicate, or better, in the hope that such a request will even make it past the first secretary that lays his or her hand on it. I am equally certain that if said person is fortunate enough to make it past the first barrier, said person would then be scrutinized for security reasons before any decision was reached on whether to grant said person access to either ruler. Yet, there is One Throne and One King that we all can approach and have access to without any preamble, restrictions, traditions and or protocol. Anyone can and may approach this Throne and its Occupant at any given time. Whether rich or poor, whether saint or sinner, access to this King, to this Throne, is available at any chosen time, no previous appointment is required or necessary, the door or gate is always open, day and night. There is only one requirement and that is repentance, in other words, a decision to change the way we conduct our lives.
The Bible is full of instances where the Lord God is inviting us to fellowship with Him. Repeatedly, He is calling us to return to Him. Our earthly rulers might grant us an audience because they feel obligated and duty bound, but the call of our Heavenly King is motivated by love, a love for His wayward children in order that we can have a close relationship with Him and commune with Him on a regular basis. In Isa. 1:18 we read “Come now, and let us reason together”. This is a sure indication that the Lord welcomes any and all conversation, and encourages us to seek His face in discourse. In the caption verse, Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” So, whether we come to Him with fasting and supplication because our Spirit and Soul are overburdened, or whether we come to Him in a simple daily prayer, the gate to the Throne is always open and the ear of the Lord is ever attuned to our cry for help or our prayers of praise and thankfulness.
We should also remember that access to the Heavenly Throne and its occupant is not only a privilege but a necessity, for if we do not commune with the King n a regular basis, our spiritual life will be severely hampered. David was well aware of this fact, as is evident in a good portion of the Psalms, for example, “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.” (Psa. 4:1). “Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; for unto thee will I pray.” (Psa. 5:1,2). “The Lord is near unto all those who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them.” (Psa. 145:18,19).
These are just three examples of David expressing the need to cry or call upon God, it was an essential part of David’s life and it is also a tremendous guideline for all of us. David called upon the Lord in times of joy and well being, in times of plenty and thankfulness, in times of sorrow and sadness, in times of peace and in times of war. We have those same opportunities, the door to God’s Throne is never closed, as a matter of fact the Bible is replete with instances where the Lord encourages us to call upon Him. Nothing that we wish to say is too trivial or mundane to the Lord, nothing is too large or too small. It is at the Throne of God that we can unburden our soul and restore the peace in our hearts. Yet there are times that we in prayer can go to the Lord and not say anything at all.
In Psa. 46:10 we read, “Be still and know that I am God”, and it is precisely when we just meditate in His presence that the Spirit of Almighty God will revitalize our spirit and gives us peace and comfort of heart and soul. Yes! The Throne of God, it is the Throne above every other throne and on it reside the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, our Savior and redeemer, the Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth. HALLELUJAH.