If Jesus is Interceding for Us….

A quick thought from our Bible Study this week.

Hebrews 7:25

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

This verse tells us that Jesus is interceding for us, speaking to the Father on our behalf.  This is a present and continuing work of our Saviour.  The next time you are tempted to sin, remember, the Son is talking to the Father about you.  Will you yield to temptation, will you sin, while the One who died for you is pleading your case in Heaven?

Well, will you?

Something to think about, isn’t it?

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to If Jesus is Interceding for Us….

  1. Rod says:

    Hello Jon,
    Would it be fair to say that for all believers:

    (Rom 8:1) There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

    (Col 2:10) And yea are COMPLETE in him.

    (Col 3:3) ..and your life is HID with Christ in God.

    (caps mine)

    (Eph 2:18) For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    *Does God see us in heaven as a sinner if we are in Christ and he in us ? (2Cor 5:21 & Rom 8:9-10)

    Please don’t get me wrong — if we sin in our flesh then there can be consequences (Gal 6:7-8)

    Just asking questions here! – if I have misunderstood your article then I apologize.

    Rod.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Hi, Rod. Of course it would be fair to say those Scriptures. 🙂

      If I’m clear on your question, you are asking if God sees our sin once we are in Christ?

      Yes, God sees us as righteous in Christ, and you’ve appropriately referred to II Cor. 5:21 (other clear verses can be cited as well, such as Romans 3:22; 5:19; I Cor. 1:30, etc). But that same chapter also tells us in verse ten that God is aware of our sins, as is taught in many other verses.

      I John 2:1-2 may help reconcile these two thoughts. God, in seeing us clothed in the righteousness of Christ, is not blind to our sins, but rather sees them as paid for, and replaced by that righteousness. The propitiating work on the Cross was completed once and for all, but part of the continuing intercessory work is to plead our case again when we sin.

      To sin after we have been redeemed is a grief to our God (Ephesians 4:30). To remember that we are the topic of internal communications between the Father and the Son should challenge us to love, and love will lead to thoughts, actions, and attitudes of holiness, rather than to those that grieve our Lord.

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