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  • Allen Domelle

The Believer’s Golden Scepter

Esther 4:11

All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.

The law stated that anyone who attempted to enter the king's inner court who was not called was to be put to death. There was no exception to this law. Even Esther, the queen, had to abide by the same law that the average citizen had to obey. However, there was one exception to this law that gave access to the king: if the king held out the golden scepter, the person was allowed to give their petition to the king if they touched the top of that golden scepter.

This reminds me of every person alive and our access to God the Father. Before a person gets saved, they have no access to God the Father. In the Old Testament, anyone who entered the holy of holies was put to death because there was no way provided to have this access, but only the high priest could enter in once a year.

However, Jesus Christ became our Golden Scepter. The fact that it was gold represents Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God. Jesus’ payment on Calvary gave every person who accepts Christ as the extended scepter of the Father access to God the Father in prayer. Jesus’ sacrificial death on Calvary is the golden scepter that has been held out so that we have access to the throne of God. Four things are guaranteed to the believer who accepts God the Father’s offer as Christ as their Golden Scepter.

First, Jesus being our golden scepter means that we are eternally saved once we accept the Father’s offer of Christ as our golden scepter. The Scriptures teach that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Saved from what? Saved from the impending death and eternity in Hell of anyone who accepts Christ as their golden scepter.

Second, Jesus being our golden scepter means we have an advocate with the Father. 1 John 2:1 says, My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: Jesus is held out as our golden scepter allowing the Father to accept our presence in prayer. You can try any other way to gain access to the Father, but you will be rejected if you don't accept Christ. However, once you accept Him, Jesus is the advocate who pleads on your behalf for the prayers you take to the Father.

Third, Jesus being our golden scepter means we have free reign to talk to the Father in prayer. Hebrews 4:16 says, Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace…. You never need to wonder if the Father will accept your presence when you accept Christ as your golden scepter. He is forever extended, which means you have the right to boldly enter His court in prayer.

Fourth, Jesus being our golden scepter means we have a place to go in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 says that we can come boldly to the Father to find grace to help in time of need. Whatever your need is today, God has plenty of grace to help in the court of prayer if you will take advantage of His invitation to come boldly to His throne.


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