Throne Room Ministry Mercy

(The Throne of God Is A Mercy Seat)

L. Campbell Evans

"But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises". (Hebrews 8:6 )

Generations have come and gone since our Lord Jesus came and established the pattern of throne room ministry. As we look to His divine example, we see a ministry of compassion which reached into the very heart of those held captive and set them free. We see a "hands on" ministry that loosed the bonds of wickedness and imparted new life and direction. And then came the supreme sacrifice that was to usher in a dispensation of grace which could be experienced by all, and yet be understood by so few

The heart of the Father was to bring an end to a ministry under the law which not only was insufficient in relationship to coming into sonship, but also caused His ministers to abound in self righteousness and pious religion. They became exalted in their own minds and were unable to impart love and mercy. They loved who they wanted to love and their ministry was one of flesh and condemnation. Only those who could measure up to their expectations were shown mercy. But Jesus said: "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in". (Matthew 23:13 )

Because the Pharisees never entered into the Fathers presence nor His love experientially, they were unable to reveal it or bring it to others. Their self righteousness and ministry of condemnation ignored the needs of the people and birthed a sense of hopelessness in the hearts of the multitudes. Yet many mighty works were wrought through their ministries which appeared to be so holy. Their sermons were flawless and their worship seemed to be so pure. They considered themselves to be the standard that everyone was to measure up to, and woe unto those who failed.

But there was coming a ministry from the heart of the Father which would be established through the rending of the veil (flesh) of His Son which would release His presence from the Most Holy Place within the temple. No longer would He dwell in the temples which were made with the hands of men, but His abode would be within every man born of the Holy Spirit through the new birth. Within His new found sons, He would establish His Most Holy Place and from there He would sit upon His mercy seat and reign. It would be from there that His love would flow bringing life to all who so desired it. It would be from this holy habitation that His very life and presence would be made manifest.

"Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places]" (Ephesians 1:20)

"And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:" (Ephesians 2:6 )

Today, our precious Lord is ruling and reigning from the Mercy Seat and we are seated there with Him. It was there upon the Mercy Seat, that His blood was placed breaking the power of sin to hold, and it is from there that He reigns. All authority and power has He been given yet His ministry is one of mercy, not judgment, and His ministry of mercy has been given unto us. True, there shall come a day when we along with Him will judge the world of its sin and we shall also judge the angels, but that is not for today. It is yet for an appointed time, and few there be that fully understand what this means. We are the vessels to show forth the majesty of His grace to all who are in need. His love has been shed abroad in our hearts enabling us to go forth in the ministry of reconciliation.

"And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;" (2Corinthians 5:18)

The Greek word used here for reconciliation is "katallage" which means exchange, i.e. restoration to (the divine) favor: atonement. We have been commissioned to be His ambassadors and what a tremendous responsibility we have in the bringing of others back into divine favor with Him. It is through this Most Holy Place ministry that kingdoms shall fall and the forces of evil, guilt, shame and condemnation shall be subdued.

This throne room ministry is one which dispels the darkness of judgment with the light of mercy, and the darkness of condemnation with the light of compassion and grace. A ministry in which resides the very Shekinah glory of God. Oh, how our hearts have yearned for this the real and tangible ministry of the Lord to be in our midst. To this day, it has remained a mystery to so many and only manifestly revealed through a few. This ought not to be. For this life giving flow is in the inner most being of every believer.

Our flesh is the only thing that stands in the way of us flowing in this Most Holy Place ministry. The flesh wants to pick and chose to whom it will minister and whom it will restore. It wants to chose who will be worthy of love and friendship. A flesh ministry can never minister to "whosoever will". As we journey closer to this throne room ministry, the more that we find that we have to leave behind. We begin to realize that we have had to abide in the Holy Place because we have not been willing to lay down everything. We have not been willing to let HIS mercy and grace flow through us. It is here that we begin to understand that it has really been OUR mercy and grace and not the Lord's that has been flowing all along. It has been conditional and selective and has been a strange fire before the Lord. Within the Holy Place we have been learning and we have even communed with our Lord. We are being blessed, healed, filled with His Spirit, and given all the goose-bumps. Yet, there is still a gnawing deep within, calling us to a deeper realm, yearning to experience the depths of His love. Yes, if there is any corner of non-acceptance or condemnation within us, then we are yet unfulfilled and we cry out, THERE MUST BE MORE! Deep truly calls to unto deep and there is still a hunger which has yet to be satisfied.

As we move through the Holy Place we see the Most Holy Place before us. It seems so foreboding and yet in our desparation our hearts are drawn to enter. There seems to be a veil, but we remember that the veil (His flesh) has been rent giving way to the journey for us! As we peer into the room, we behold His blood upon the Mercy Seat and see countless faces, including our own, reflected in it. Then we remember that He made the way and a rush begins to surge within us as we contemplate what lies ahead of us. The fear of the Lord grips our minds as we begin to see that HE is really in there awaiting us. His voice penetrates deep within us bidding us to come and enter therein. As we draw ever closer, the more intense the fire within seems to become and we begin to remember that no flesh can look upon Him and live. Our hearts begin to race as we meditate upon the price required for entrance and begin to realize that it is death to ourselves. Yet we determine that the prize which awaits us far exceeds the cost. Our destiny begins to resound in our minds as our hearts begin arise to our purpose. Suddenly, our eyes are opened and we begin to see that there is mercy at the very core of the fire. Yes, there is a river coming out of the midst of His presence. As we venture forward, we wonder what took us so long. Every weight begins to be consumed in the presence of His love as we lose ourselves in Him. In the fraction of a moment in time, HIS mercy and compassion is birthed within us. We begin to understand and flow in HIS unconditional love and mercy.

We are a generation of people awakening in this hour to the trump (the voice) of God. A voice which is literally calling forth light and dispelling the darkness which has covered the minds of generations. The knowledge and the glory of the Lord is beginning to fill the earth and the call has gone forth to "Whosoever will", still yet resounding with the sovereignty of choice. Hearts are still burning with a passion for more of Him! The death of the old man in the Outer Court has changed the course of our lives forever and placed us upon a divine course of destiny. A destiny purposed in the heart of our Father before the world ever was! That destiny being the unveiling or revealing of Christ in us, the hope of glory!

As the pattern Son, Jesus established how we were to walk. He told Peter that he was to forgive one who sins against him seven times seventy (490 times). Do we have brothers and sisters in this hour that we have not forgiven 490 times? Mercy and intercession is the ministry of Jesus in this hour and it is the only ministry proceeding from the throne at this time. Unforgiveness (lack of reconciliation or restoration) has no throne in Gods house! Jesus didn't see a prostitute when He reached down to Mary Magdalene. He saw the one who would anoint Him, wash His feet with her tears, dry them with her hair, and proclaim that He had risen. We are called to walk as He walked and love as He loved. To see the end from the beginning.

Lucinda Campbell Evans Healing Wings Ministries/Church Without Walls