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¬ďWherefore 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¬Ē (Hebrews 7:25).

What does Scripture mean when it says Jesus makes intercession for us? I believe this subject is so deep, majestic and beyond human understanding, I tremble even to address it. Bible scholars hold various views on its meaning.

Through prayer and trust in the Holy Spirit¬ís guidance, I¬ím beginning to grasp just a little of this incredible subject. Recently, I¬íve prayed very simply, ¬ďLord, how does your intercession in heaven affect my life? Your Word says you appear before the Father on my behalf. What does this mean in my daily walk with you?¬Ē

The English word intercession means ¬ďto plead on another¬ís behalf.¬Ē This speaks of a figure who takes your place before others to plead your cause. When you hear such a definition, do you picture Christ continually pleading to God for you, asking for mercy, forgiveness, grace and blessings? In my opinion, this image makes our heavenly Father appear tight-fisted. I simply refuse to believe that grace has to be pried out of our loving God. If we limit ourselves to such a narrow definition of intercession, we¬íll never understand the deeper spiritual meaning of what Christ does for us.

The Bible declares that my heavenly Father knows my needs before I can ask him. And often, he supplies those needs even before I pray. Therefore, I find it difficult to accept that God¬ís own Son has to plead with him for anything. Besides, Scripture says the Father has already entrusted his Son with all things: ¬ďIn him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily¬Ē (Colossians 2:9).

I don’t claim to know everything about Christ’s intercession for us. But I do believe that whatever our high priest is doing in his intercession for us, it is a very simple matter. And I believe that intercession has to do directly with the growth of his body here on earth. He is at work supplying every joint and part with might and strength.





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