Intercession of Christ

In the Old Covenant it says that the eyes of the LORD are looking throughout the earth and that it marveled God that there was not an intercessor.  The present work of Christ is some of the most important work for the Christian of today because Christ risen from the dead lives forever more to proved intercession for we who believe.  In Hebrews 9:24 we read, “For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.” And this was really brought to my attention when I was first beginning my ministry at AWANA by one of the Senior leaders that this verse was her favorite verse because she recognized and realized the continual importance of having Christ as her intercessor in a way that most of us don’t think about very often.

Moreover, Christ will approach God for us who otherwise cannot come near to God because we live here on earth and are still sinful in many ways.  Romans 8:34 asks the question, “Who is to condemn?” We are such sinners that we certainly deserve to be condemned.  But that marvelous verse goes on to give us not the condemnation that we deserve but the great hope that we have saying, “Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”  This comes out of the covenant of redemption that Christ provides for we who believe.  This covenant of redemption is not to be wrongly viewed as something that takes care of our past sins alone.  But the ongoing intercession of Christ should provide a great hope to we who believe because our ongoing sins are still being remembered in heaven but we have Christ to provide for us the intercession to God that we need.  In Heaven, Christ performs some very important work for us who believe.  There is an accuser who is real and who seeks our destruction.  From Job we can see how Satan tries to attack those who are faithful to God in this life and ultimately for all time to come.  Yet because of the intercession of Christ we have no need to fear these attacks.  Everything will be just fine for we who believe.

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