THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

His Role as Our Personal Intercessor

 

As a believer, you have the finest legal representation before the Father; and since it has been all by grace, it cost you nothing!

Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him [the Lord Jesus Christ], because He always lives to intercede for them.  Hebrews 7:25

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  Romans 8:33, 34

"When the Christian sins, his relationship to the Father is not affected, but his fellowship with Him is impaired. When we fail to confess our sins [to Him], or to judge ourselves in the matter of sin, we must be chastened. When our Father's child-training is applied, it is always well deserved and for our good."

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  Hebrews 12:11

"There are many Christians who feel that confession of sin is unnecessary.  They reason that if their sins are already fully forgiven [in Christ's atoning work at Calvary], why bother to confess them?  It is true that we need not ask for forgiveness when we sin; rather, we are free to thank Him for that forgiveness provided at Calvary and received in Christ.  But it is necessary to honestly confess our sins [to God directly], thus siding with Him against ourselves, else how can we enjoy true fellowship with the One who is holy and hates sin perfectly?"

Think for a moment of someone who experiences a loved one sinning against him.  Wounded, but ever loving, he forgives and says nothing.  Meanwhile the loved one, although knowing there is forgiveness, does not confess his the sin.  Forgiveness is there, love is waiting.  But now where is the fellowship and integrity of this relationship?" MJS

God is Light; in Him there is no [immoral] darkness at all.  1 John 1:5

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another [and Him], and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from every sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves [not Him], and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:7-9

Keep in mind, that Christ's blood answers only to sins.  It is Christ's death UNTO the principal of sin or sin nature [the Cross and our co-crucifixion] that addresses the root problem, our polluted life inherited from the First Adam.

MJS

 

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