He Lives to Intercede


Hebrews 7:25 is a great consolation when you feel like you are unworthy and, therefore, unable to draw near to God.

"Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them" (Hebrews 7:25).

This week we focus on, "since he always lives to make intercession for them."

Jesus Lives

First, Jesus always lives. He died. He was buried. But He rose again by the power of God. Then He ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of God. We can go to Jesus for salvation only because Jesus lives! He is our living source of forgiveness, hope, and peace in this world of sin and death.

Jesus Intercedes

Second, Jesus makes intercession. This means something very simple. It means that Jesus represents you before God the Father. He is our advocate. He is our priest. He is our spokesman before the throne of God. For those united to Jesus by faith, it is Jesus' word about you that matters to God. Others may accuse you, but Jesus forgives you. 

Others may slander you, but Jesus defends you. 

Others may guilt-trip you, but Jesus proves them wrong on the basis of His blood sacrifice. 

Others may curse you, but Jesus blesses you. 

We need Jesus' intercession because we are sinners: guilty and corrupt. We need Jesus to represent us. He takes our guilt away. He cleanses us from corruption. We cannot stand before God on our own and be pleasing to Him; but when we stand before God with Jesus making intercession for us, we are pleasing and acceptable to Him for all eternity.

Praise the Lord: Jesus always lives to make intercession for weak sinners like us.