Today, I want to share a promise God showed me a few days ago. It is found in Hebrews 7:
“The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but [Jesus] holds his priesthood permanently, because He continues forever. 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 7:23-25
The King of the Universe lives to intercede before God for me? I’m not sure I can even grasp what this means. This is a wondrous promise! When we are too overwhelmed to pray, when we have no words, when pain paralyzes us, Christ’s reason for living is to go before the Father on our behalf, to save us. Wow.
Read verse 25 again. Look at that word “uttermost.” This word means completely, at all times, in every case, and at every juncture. Jesus saves us to the uttermost, completely, at all times, in every case, and at every juncture through His constant intercession. I don’t think God could have used more inclusive language than that. Not only does He save us from our sins and death, He saves from life. He saves us at every juncture from everyday things – the normal, physical, emotional things with which we struggle. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. Wow.
Read verse 25 for a third time. What is the condition for this promise? Draw near to God.
How do we draw near to God? “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13
The blood of Christ has given us perfect righteousness and brought us near to God. PAST TENSE. We are righteous. We are near God. We spend time with Him. We talk to Him. We listen to Him. We read the Bible. We memorize scripture. We let ourselves steep in His Word. We serve as He would serve. We love as He would love. And when we fail, because we will fail, we rest in the promise that the blood of Christ has already saved us and brought us near to God through His righteousness. Wow.
That is all. Never lose the wonder of what God has done for you. Below is a song by Amanda Cook called “Wonder.” If you have a minute, listen to it. It will bless you.