Our Intercessor

Jesus is still working for our salvation.

Hebrews 9:24, 

For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

Hebrews 7:25,

He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 2:18,

For since He was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

Not only does Jesus intercede for us, but the Holy Spirit also works together with Him, interceding for us with groanings too deep for words. 

Romans 8:26-28,

26  And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;

27  and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called for His purpose.

Jesus is at the right hand of God now, alive forevermore, interceding for us. The Holy Spirit, whom the Father has given us in Jesus’ name, works together with Jesus, interceding for us with groanings too deep for words so that we might fulfill the will of God. We can most certainly be assured that God listens to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and if God is for us, who is against us? 

Romans 8:32-34,

32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies;

34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

The old Law was weak (the Law made nothing perfect), and a better hope was brought in, through which we draw near to God.  Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant, and the first covenant has become obsolete, Hebrews 7:18-19; 8:13.

In other words,  Jesus replaced all the priests under the old Law, for they served only in their lifetime. Jesus abides forever and therefore holds His priesthood permanently. And He is also able to save those who draw near to God through Him since He always lives to make intercession for them.

For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath [God’s oath to make Jesus a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek], which came after the Law, appoints a Son made perfect forever, Hebrews 7:28. Thus the reason that no one who abides in Him sins, 1 John 3:6a.

1 John 3:3-8,

And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 

4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

And you know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 

No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. 

7 Little children, let no one deceive you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 

8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 

The Bible is to be read with a reverent and humble mind, a mind that knows it is incapable of discerning the thoughts of God without the help and guidance of His Holy Spirit. 

When approached this way, the Bible will come alive, and you will begin to comprehend things too beautiful to be imagined; things that are beyond this world, things that are so comforting and so full of lovingkindness you will embrace the word of God with your whole being, and never look back.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant

“Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org