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“As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. Daniel 7:9-10

The book of Daniel chapter 7 talks about an end-of-times dream that Daniel had; along with the intrepretation of the dream given by an angel. There are different theories as to which kingdoms the four beasts in the dream represent. I do not want to get into the details as I am not convinced one way or another about the available explanations.

Just wanted to focus our attention on the Ancient of Days seated on His throne! Our Father who is in Heaven! The One who gave His one and only Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for you and me! The One whom we pray to in Jesus's name. The All powerful, Almighty God! Amen!

He is the King of kings and the Lord of  lords! He is the One who calls out the stars by name! He is the Alpha and the Omega! The Beginning and the End! At His right hand sits our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen!

We need not be intimidated by the Father. We who are washed by the blood of Jesus Christ have become His sons and daughters now. Now that we got the full picture of what He is like, let us imagine coming to our King of kings when we pray.

 Rev. C.H. Spurgeon has explained it so beautifully in his sermon The Throne of Grace. Here's an excerpt from it:
We do not come, as it were, in prayer, only to God's almonry where he dispenses his favours to the poor, nor do we come to the back-door of the house of mercy to receive the broken scraps, though that were more than we deserve; to eat the crumbs that fall from the Master's table is more than we could claim; but, when we pray, we are standing in the palace, on the glittering floor of the great King's own reception room, and thus we are placed upon a vantage ground. 

In prayer we stand where angels bow with veiled faces; there, even there, the cherubim and seraphim adore, before that selfsame throne to which our prayers ascend. And shall we come there with stunted requests, and narrow and contracted faith? Nay, it becomes not a King to be giving away pence and groats, he distributes pieces of broad gold; he scatters not as poor men must, scraps of bread and broken meat, but he makes a feast of fat things, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

As we move on to our chores today let this message sink in deeply. It could change how we pray next time around...
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