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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

OUR PERPETUAL INTERCESSOR

“Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.” Hebrews 7:25 NLT
     The author of Hebrews mentions the distinction between the priests of the Old Testament and the priesthood of Christ. Israel's priests lived and died, thus making it necessary for subsequent priests to be called upon. Jesus was and is and always will be. He defeated death thru his bodily resurrection so his is an eternal priesthood. Nothing needs to be added to the salvation provided by Christ’s death.
     In addition to being our High Priest, he is also our Advocate; the mediator between God and man. The OT High Priests pleaded for the forgiveness of Israel’s sins each year. Jesus lives to perpetually intercede for his children. He stands in the gap between man and God to plead our case. Christ paid the price for our sin so that is exactly what his argument is, that each individual who stands before God as his child has had their sins paid for by the Son of God.
     This is a wonderful gift and blessing, one that should keep us humble, knowing that we deserved eternal damnation for the things we had done. God, in all his grace and mercy, sent his Son to cleanse us. What a mighty God we serve! Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.

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